After over a year gap and more than 1.65 lakh bookings, Renault has finally launched the bigger 1.0l version of the Kwid in India. The car can be booked at Paytm from tomorrow onwards while deliveries are likely to begin from the 1st week of September. Kwid is one of the bestselling cars in recent times and has managed to tick the sales of over 80,000 so far and giving sleepless nights to its competitors. The baby SUV instantly gained popularity thanks to aggressive stance, some best in class features and intelligent pricing. With bigger engine up on its sleeve, it will take on Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and Hyundai 1.0. Let’s see through of what bigger Kwid is on offer:-
Like standard variant, 1.0l Kwid also benefits from aggressive pricing, the French auto giant has launched new version at a starting price of Rs. 3.82 lakh for RXT variant and Rs. 3.95 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the RXT (O) trim which makes it just 22,000 dearer than top end variant of regular Kwid 0.8.
As said, the baby SUV now has bigger heart of 1.0-litre all aluminum DOHC three-cylinder petrol engine that makes 67bhp of output and 91Nm of torque, linked with a 5-speed manual gearbox but the brand will introduce a 5-speed Easy-R AMT during the festive season. Despite getting bigger engine, the new model is still quite fuel efficient with ARAI certified mileage of 23.01 Kmpl as compared to 25.17 Kmpl yield out by 799cc Kwid. The car not only has more power but also offers best in segment power torque ratio of 97PS/ton.
Space and Dimensions:
The dimensions remain untouched and it continues to be the one of the spacious car in the segment owing to 3679mm in length, 1579mm in width and 1478mm in height. Boot capacity is cavernous at 300 liters while ground clearance is also high at 180mm.
The color schemes too are same to the regular Kwid which are Fiery Red, Planet grey, moonlight silver, Outback bronze and ice cool white. Kwid 1.0 comes with minor alterations which sets it apart from the standard version.
Exterior and interior:
On the outside, there’s no change except for the chequered side rub strips with 1.0 badge on the sides. It also bears variant name embedded on the C-pillar, contrast silver color ORVMs and full wheel covers for the similarly sized multi-spoke tyres. Besides, it flaunts the famed SUV-ish inspired front fascia, muscular front grille, neat jewel shaped headlights, pair of cylindrical fog lamps, side black cladding which enhances the overall appeal of the baby SUV. The user can customize its cars with range of available options like basic pack, smart chrome pack, outdoor pack, luxury pack, essential pack, and intense chrome pack.
The story is same inside the cabin with features like dual tone grey dashboard with piano black finish and chrome accents central console, touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, bluetooth and Aux-in, big digital speedometer behind the power steering wheel with gear shift indicator, Air conditioning with heater, front power windows, 12V power socket, keyless entry and central locking etc. The RXT variant gets driver side airbag as an option while ABS is not offered on either of the variant even as an optional feature.
The Kwid has been a runway success so far and over 50 percent customers are first time car buyers while 70 percent of the total sales are for the top end variant.
|Comparison of Renault KWID|
|Comparison of Renault KWID variants|