Continuing with the launch spree of blockbuster Kwid’s new trims; after making debut at 2016 Auto Expo, the two pedal variant has been finally launched in India. The AMT is offered with top spec RXT trim and priced at Rs. 4.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This makes AMT variant Rs. 29,000 costlier than its manual variant.
The Renault Kwid utilizes the 5-speed Easy R AMT which is clubbed with a 1.0 litre SCe petrol motor that churns out 67bhp [email protected] and 91Nm of torque. It offers an ARAI rated mileage of 24.01 Kmpl which is more than manual trim 23.01 Kmpl. Instead of conventional gear lever, the car comes with a circular knob which is placed on the central dashboard. The Knob offers three modes- R, N and D in which R stands for Reverse, N is for neutral and D is for Drive. Also, there is no option for shifting gears manually.
In terms of design, Kwid AMT looks identical to manual counterpart albeit Easy R-AMT badge at rear. It continues to get the SUV-ish styling, dual tone front bumpers, high ground clearance, stylish front grille flanked by side body cladding to further highlight design of the car.
The baby hatchback sports some class leading features like 7 inch touchscreen MediaNAV infotainment system with navigation, bluetooth, USB, Aux-in connectivity. It also gets remote keyless entry with central locking, digital instrument cluster and 300 liters of boot space which can be further extended up to 1115 liters by folding down the rear seats. It will take on against its direct competitor Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 along with Celerio AMT and Tata Nano AMT.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said, “Looking at evolving customer preferences, AMT technology is becoming popular in the compact hatchback segment and we are happy to build on our portfolio by launching the KWID AMT. With this launch, we look forward to welcoming more customers into the Renault family as we Endeavour to aggressively build our presence in India.”
|Comparison of Renault KWID|
|Comparison of Renault KWID variants|