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Brazil’s Renault Kwid is 130 kg heavier than Indian Kwid

Renault Kwid spied Brazil rear three quarter

The driver seat alone is 9 kg heavier than the Indian model.

In yet another example that India-spec cars are not at par with their international counterparts when it comes to crashworthiness, the Brazil’s Renault Kwid is reported to be 20% heavier than the Indian version.

The additional weight comes from added safety equipment and stronger monocoque. Primarily engineered in India, the local version of the Kwid weighs only 650 kg in the interest of fuel efficiency and cost.

Renault Kwid Brazil

The Kwid for Brazil will have stronger structure and better safety package.

Carplace reports that the most significant change between the Indian and Brazilian Kwid will be the structural enhancements. The Brazil-spec model would be 20% heavier than its Indian counterpart which means the kerb weight will be a little less than 800 kg.

Production in Brazil will commence in the coming months with the Kwid scheduled to make its Brazilian debut at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in November. The Kwid was adapted to the Brazilian market by the local engineering centre. The CKD kits for the entry level SUV-ish hatchback will be shipped from India.

Renault Kwid spied Brazil

The car will be assembled in Brazil using kits shipped from India.

Also read – Renault Kwid garners over 1.5 lakh bookings in India

To be powered by 0.8- and 1.0-litre three cylinder flex-fuel engines, the Renault Kwid will be pitted against the newly launched Fiat Mobi. The car will receive better safety rating than the India-spec model (0-stars in Global NCAP) in the crash tests.

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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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