Renault India gets ready for the upcoming festive season with the new Kwid facelift poised for launch in the country. Both 2019 Kwid, and its top of the line Climber variant have been leaked via photos, while the car was getting transported to dealer.
To be launched on 1st October, Renault Kwid will rival the Maruti S Presso, which is going to launch a day earlier, on 30th Sep 2019. Spy pics show off its exterior designs borrowed from the K-ZE electric hatchback which is currently on sale in China.
Its design to the front include a split headlamp unit, LED DRLs now positioned next to the front grille. Design elements to the rear include new tail lamps with new C shaped LED lamps while other designs include skid plates on bumpers, coloured mirror caps, all round cladding and new roof rails.
The new Kwid facelift will sit on gunmetal grey finished alloy wheels. It is also in terms of safety that the Kwid facelift will score over its predecessor. It will be safer with revisions made to the manufacturing process and the rigid structure will now comply with new crash test norms coming into effect from October 2019.
Interiors also get refreshed with similar designs as seen on the new Renault Triber. It will get a new 8” touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play support, a digital instrument cluster, new steering wheel design and safety features among which will be driver and passenger seat belt alert, high speed warning and rear parking sensors. ABS and EBD will be offered along with driver side airbags.
There will probably be no change under the hood. The Renault Kwid facelift could probably continue to be powered by the 0.8 liter, 3 cylinder petrol engine and 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder petrol engine, both of which will now comply with BS 4 emission norms for now.
The smaller engine offers 54 PS power and 72 Nm torque while the larger engine offers 68 PS power and 91 Nm torque. Both engines get mated to 5 speed manual transmission, while the 1 liter also gets optional 5 speed AMT. Once launched, Renault Kwid facelift will compete with the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and could fall within a price range of Rs.3-5 lakhs.