Renault has been one of the fastest growing carmaker in India and its credit goes to tall boy hatchback Kwid. The baby duster has crossed 1.3 lakh units in sales since its launch in India and showing no signs of slowing down. In a bid to better numbers, Renault had launched Kwid 1.0l and AMT variants last year which further enhance the appeal of the Kwid.
To keep Kwid contemporary with new things, Renault has now rolled out the RXL trim of Kwid 1.0 in both manual and AMT options. The manual version cost at Rs. 3.54 lakh while AMT trim is priced at Rs. 3.84 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Earlier, these variants were limited top range topping RXT trim carrying a price tag of Rs. 4.01 lakh and Rs. 4.31 lakh.
To keep in check the cost, new variants misses out on certain features like 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system, front power windows, remote central locking, fog lamps and on board trip computer. The RXL gets power steering, a single DIN audio system with bluetooth, USX and Aux-in support.
Under the skin is a 1.0 litre three cylinder petrol mill that makes 68PS [email protected] and 91Nm of [email protected] Power is sent to front wheels via a 5-speed manual or 5-speed Easy R automated manual transmission. The car is rated to deliver an ARAI claimed fuel economy figure of 24.04 Kmpl.
Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said “The Kwid has proved to be one of the most successful vehicle launches in the Indian automotive industry and it continues to set new benchmarks in the compact hatchback segment. Having seen a highly favorable response to the powerful – Kwid RXT and RXT (O) 1.0 litre SCe and convenient – Kwid RXT (O) AMT, we believe there is a lot of potential in the market for derivatives of these versions. With the introduction of Renault Kwid RXL 1.0 SCe, we aim to make our 1.0 litre offering more accessible to customers; especially across tier II-IV markets, as we focus on consolidating our presence in India.”
|Comparison of Renault KWID|
|Comparison of Renault KWID variants|