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Renault Kwid base and top variant spotted testing with black bumpers (Update)

Renault Kwid

Targets Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon.

Renault Kwid base and top-end variant has been spotted testing in Chennai ahead of the model’s impending launch this festive season. Previewed earlier this year, the A segment micro crossover is developed specifically in India for India.

The test mule of the entry level variant makes do with steel wheels sans covers, black front and rear bumpers and a black grille. The side rub strips are missing.

Closer observation reveals that the variant offers air conditioning but we don’t expect to see a music system or power windows. This no-frills version would go on sale with a price tag of just above INR 3 lakhs (ex-showroom). Fully loaded variant is expected to feature a touchscreen infotainment system.

Renault Kwid base variant rear spied

Black bumpers and grille identify the prototype as an entry level variant. Renault Kwid base variant will have a price tag of little above INR 3 lakhs (ex-showroom).

On the other hand, the top-end variant of Renault Kwid gets Lodgy styled twin slat chrome grille, blackened headlamps, chrome on door handles, and chrome surrounding the tail lights. It also gets roof rails and plastic cladding on all sides, making it look more beefier than the base variant.

renault kwid top variant

Renault Kwid is expected to launch this festive season.

Kwid is the first product on Renault-Nissan Alliance’s cost effective CMF-A modular platform which has a localization level of 98% in India. The budget car with a high ground clearance (180 mm) and stance of a crossover is powered by a 800 cc three-cylinder petrol engine which is speculated to generate 57 bhp. Transmission is a 5-speed unit.

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Targeting budget hatchbacks like Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon, Kwid is Renault India’s ticket to garnerĀ a sizable chunk of market share in the coming years.

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