The much awaited entry level hatchback from Renault stable- ‘Kwid’ will be launched in September 2015. Ahead of its launch, the dealers have begun taking bookings for the car at a token amount of Rs. 25,000 to 50,000 depending on the variant and your location. With festive season just around the corner, Renault is looking generate huge volumes with reveal of their new entry level car.
The sales of its bestselling Duster has dipped by a huge margin due to recent competition from Hyundai Creta. The Kwid is placed in one of the affordable segments in the country and probably it’s a huge volume generator too while the competition comes from segment leader Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon.
In order to price it aggressively, Renault will manufacture Kwid in company’s Chennai Plant with 98 percent localization level. Kwid is undoubtedly the most important product for the maker as with the help of this entry level model aims at growing its market share to 5% in the country. Renault Kwid will be launched in other markets too but according to the company the car will face its toughest challenge in India.
Just to remind you again in case you may have missed the details about Kwid in our earlier posts. Renault’s new car will be a first model to pose as a blend of SUV or Crossover in its segment as it measures at 3.68mm in length and 180mm of segment best Ground clearance. What looks like a trendy hatchback is ready to set some segment benchmarks.
Some dealers have confirmed that Kwid’s top variant would cost around Rs. 4 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and will be loaded with features like a 7 inch MediaNAV touchscreen infotainment system with USB and Aux-in connectivity, digital instrument cluster, drive side airbag, all four power windows, ABS and many more.
Powering the hatchback will be a three cylinder petrol engine which churns out 57bh of max power and will be paired only to a 5-speed manual gearbox only, no AMT for now. The car is expected to deliver a class leading fuel efficiency.