Renault Kwid’s 800 cc petrol engine spied, AMT confirmed

Spyshots of Renault Kwid have been pouring in and here are first images of the A-segment car’s 800 cc petrol motor. The extremely compact and lightweight all-aluminium engine was developed at Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre India (RNTBCI). It incorporates Renault’s knowledge and experience in powertrain development and is devoid of any expensive technology.

Homegrown 800 cc three-cylinder no-frills petrol engine is one of the crucial enabling factors for Renault Kwid's mouth watering price tag. The motor is confirmed to offer AMT.
Renault Kwid AMT would further enhance the budget small car’s appeal.

Renault said that fuel efficiency of the motor will be among the best in the country. Recent media reports suggest that the motor will produce 57 bhp, making it the most powerful in its segment. In comparison, Maruti Alto 800 produces 47.3 bhp and Hyundai Eon 800 is good for 55.2 bhp.

In addition to 5-speed manual gearbox, Kwid is confirmed to offer a 5-speed AMT. It is the first product to be based on Renault-Nissan’s CMF-A and the same powertrain set up will be offered on board upcoming Datsun redi-Go.

Renault Kwid AMT confirmed with 800 cc engine
The all-aluminium motor is reported to have 57 bhp on tap.

Other notable features of Renault Kwid include a touchscreen infotainment system on top-end variant, fully digital instrument console, and generous interior space and boot capacity.

The heavily localized budget car will have a price range of INR 3-4 lakhs (ex-showroom). Launch is slated for this festive season (September – November).

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