Renault Kwid 1.0L is powered by a new 1.0 SCe (Smart Control efficiency), 4 cylinder DOHC engine capable of 70-75 PS peak power. Showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo earlier this month, it also receives a AMT gearbox in addition to a 5 speed manual gearbox. Produced in India, Kwid will be exported to Brazil as CKD. One such prototype was recently spotted on the roads of Brazil.
New Renault Kwid will receive same dimensions, standing 3,679mm in length, 1,579mm in width and 1,478mm in height. It will sit on a wheelbase of 2,422mm while ground clearance will stand at 180mm. Fuel tank capacity will be at 28 liters while boot space is at 300 liters.
To look at, Renault Kwid 1.0L will be similar to the existing 800 cc variant. Even on the inside, layout, seats, dashboard, etc remains unchanged. This is a tried and tested strategy of Maruti Suzuki India, selling same small car in two different tunes of engine – Alto 800 and Alto K10. Together, the Alto nameplate is the best-selling car in the world.
Features on offer include Bluetooth, AUX, and USB while safety features will include dual airbags, ABS and AC and power windows. Set to take on competition from the Maruti Suzuki Alto and Hyundai Eon, the new Renault Kwid could be launched in India sometime by Diwali 2016, while in Brazil it will be launched by June 2016.
Expected to be launched in a price range from INR 3.50 lakhs to INR 5 lakh, power and performance from the new 1.0 liter all aluminum engine is expected to be enhanced. Fuel efficiency should stand at around 23-24 kmph.
Renault KWID AMT 1 liter – Photos