Renault India today announced the launch of 2018 Kwid. Cosmetically, only changes on the outside seems to be the chrome accented grille (it is part of accessories for the current version), and the side rub strips which now feature bold Kwid branding. Photos show the Kwid 1.0-litre which continues to sport smoked finish for the hubcaps and wing mirrors.
Inside, the new Renault Kwid receives chrome finished door handles and a 12V charging socket for the rear seat passengers (integrated into the parcel shelf holder). The optional 7-inch MediaNav touchscreen infotainment system can now be had with rear parking camera which is neatly positioned within the Renault badge on the hatch door.
There are no mechanical changes. The Kwid is available with a 0.8-litre three-cylinder petrol engine which is mated to a 5-MT to produce 54 PS and 72 Nm of torque. There is also a range-topping 1.0-litre three-cylinder motor which is good for 68 PS and 98 Nm of torque. This motor can be had either with a 5-MT or 5-AMT.
Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said, “With more than 2.5L customers, Renault KWID has successfully carved a unique position for itself in the compact car segment. We have kept KWID contemporary with regular product enhancements that reflect the rapidly changing and evolving customer trends. Taking this forward, the Kwid 2018 Feature Loaded Range combines design and technical advancements with compelling pricing, which makes it an even more attractive proposition. We look forward to further strengthening Kwid’s popularity and welcoming more customers into the Renault family as we endeavour to consolidate our presence in India”.
The Renault KWID 2018 Range comes with a 4 year / 1 lakh km (whichever is earlier). Colour options – Fiery Red, Planet Grey, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White, Outback Bronze and Electric Blue for the KWID Climber.
Price of the new Renault Kwid starts from Rs 2.66 lakhs and goes all the way to Rs 4.59 lakhs for the top end variant. Below is the detailed variant-wise price list of 2018 Renault Kwid.