Renault Kwid, Honda Mobilio fail NCAP crash tests

20 Sep 2016 | By Sneha Johny
Renault Kwid, Honda Mobilio fail crash tests

French automaker Renault's popular car in India, Renault Kwid failed crash tests that were conducted by NCAP.

Honda's Mobilio also fared poorly in the crash tests, scoring a zero in terms of adult occupant protection.

The car, although, saw better scores in terms of dual airbags.

The tests prove that India is moving towards ensuring international vehicle safety norms.

In context: Renault Kwid, Honda Mobilio fail crash tests


NCAP refers to the Global National Car Assessment Programme, which is based out of the United Kingdom.

NCAP is an independent body that is focused on ensuring vehicle safety across commercial vehicles.

The charity initiative targets consumer protection by evaluating vehicle designs for performance against multiple safety hazards.

NCAP now issues the vehicle safety standard through means of ratings allotted to them.

20 Sep 2016Renault Kwid, Honda Mobilio fail NCAP crash tests

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Vehicles' obtained poor ratings

RatingsVehicles' obtained poor ratings

Renault Kwid's latest version had been given one star for the frontal impact tests.

It has only a driver's side airbag, whereas the standard version has no airbags.

This version scored a zero for adult occupant protection, although obtained two stars for child occupant protection.

An NCAP official said that with Renault's limited progress, they must offer the one-star car as the standard version.

Renault India counters poor safety scores

"Safety is of paramount importance for Renault and all our products meet and exceed the requisite safety standards set by Indian regulatory authorities," Renault India's spokesperson said.

Mobilio's scoresHonda Mobilio's NCAP ratings

Honda Mobilio's ratings were along similar lines, with its basic version scoring a zero.

The ratings for its lowest version took a hit due to issues regarding adult occupant protection.

The Japanese automaker later requested NCAP to test a vehicle which had double airbags, which resulted in the agency granting it a three-star rating for adult occupancy protection.

Previous crash tests that failed

In early May, Renault Kwid scored zero in crash tests for its three variants. Hyundai Eon, Maruti Suzuki's Celerio and Mahindra Scorpio also failed the crash tests.