Ahead of the upcoming festive season, Renault is all set to launch new Kwid facelift as well as Kwid Climber facelift. Both Kwid variants are currently getting dispatched to dealers. Here are the first photos of Kwid Climber top variant, which was getting loaded onto a container.
Renault Kwid facelift will be similar in design to the electric Kwid in China. It will be seen with a split headlight setup, LED DRLs, a larger front grille, a new skid plat and lower bumpers.
2019 Kwid Climber will have the same design language, but will get accentuated due to addition of plastic claddings, and orange colour accents. The exteriors will also receive roof rails, gun metal alloy wheels and revised tail lamp designs.
Interiors will also see some changes with the new Kwid and Kwid Climber get an 8” touchscreen infotainment system. This has been borrowed from the recently launched Triber. The system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Current Kwid is seen with a 7 inch touchscreen system. It will also get a new steering wheel, instrument cluster and MID.
Safety features will include dual front airbags, rear parking sensors and ABS which will be offered as standard. Though the Brazil spec Kwid gets 4 airbags, the company is unlikely to offer this number on the India spec model. Indian Kwid will continue with the same dual airbag setup which is seen in current Kwid.
Where engine specifications are concerned, the Renault Kwid facelift sees no change. It continues with its two petrol engines with the 800cc engine offering 54 PS power and 72 Nm torque and a 1 liter engine making 68 PS power and 91 Nm torque. Both engines get mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox while the larger engine also gets a 5 speed AMT.
For now, these engines are BS4 compliant. When the time comes, Renault will update the engine options to meet BS6 standard. The price of Renault Kwid facelift could go up marginally as compared to its current price range of Rs.2.77-4.776 lakhs.
It will continue its rivalry against the Maruti Suzuki Alto, Alto K10 and Datsun redi-GO while it will also get a new competitor with the new Maruti S-Presso poised for launch in the country later this month.