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Renault Kwid 1.0L spied testing in Brazil for the first time

Renault Kwid 1.0L Brazil spied (1)

The Kwid 1.0-litre for India would be showcased at the Auto Expo 2016 in February.

The Renault Kwid 1.0L small car has been spied testing in Brazil for the first time. The Fiat Mobi rival is expected to go on sale in the market towards the end of this year or early next year and is hoping to revolutionize the budget car segment in the country.

The Brazil-spec version is identical to the India-spec model as far as design is concerned but according to the Brazilian media, the former will get larger rear view mirrors, body colored bumpers and chrome fog lamp housings. The interior too would be identical to the Indian version but one car expect the color theme and seat fabrics to be tweaked to suit the local tastes.

Renault Kwid 1.0L Brazil spied (3)
The 1.0-litre flex-fuel engine for Brazil can run on both petrol and ethanol.

The Kwid for Latin America will be powered by a 1.0-litre flex-fuel engine which generates 77 PS while running on ethanol. A 5-speed manual gearbox would be the standard transmission option but high variants could get AMT (Automated Manual Transmission).

In terms of equipment, the Brazilian Kwid is expected to offer airbags and ABS standard options to comply with the safety norms. In order to achieve the same result Renault managed in India, a very high local content is vital.

Also read – Renault Kwid booking in India cross 85,000 units

The Renault Kwid is estimated to be priced at around 30,000 reals (around INR 5 lakhs) in Brazil. It would be exported to the neighboring markets.

Renault Kwid 1.0L for Brazil – Spyshots

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