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Brazil-spec Renault Kwid patent sketches leak online

Brazil-spec Renault Kwid patent sketch front

The Kwid would be locking horns with budget hatchbacks from Fiat in Brazil.

Patent sketches of the Brazilian-spec Renault Kwid has been leaked online, giving a clear idea on how different it is from the India-spec version. Actually, the differences are very limited and would escape the eyes in a quick first glance.

A closer observation reveals that the Kwid for South America will receive chrome foglight enclosures (available as an accessory in India), body colored rear bumper and door handles but misses out on side rub strips. The design of the hubcaps too is identical to that of the Indian model.

Brazil-spec Renault Kwid patent sketch rear

The Brazilian Kwid will get its power from a 1.0-litre flex fuel engine.

Mechanically, the Brazilian Kwid is likely to have a more rigid chassis to comply with the Latin NCAP crash tests. Also, ABS will be a standard fitment as mandated by the local government. Power would comeĀ from a 1.0-litre flex-fuel engine which puts out 77 PS while running on ethanol. Standard transmission option would be a 5-speed manual unit but there could also be an AMT option.

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The Renault Kwid was engineered primarily in India. In order to adopt the attractive cost structure of the India-spec version, Renault of Brazil needs to achieve similar level of localization (about 98%). In the South American market, the Kwid will take on the likes of the upcoming Fiat X1H (codename) budget hatchback.

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