Renault Brazil has released the very first teaser for the Kwid. The budget hatchback is set to go on sale in the country in the coming months.
Likely to be debuted at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in November, the Renault Kwid for Brazil will be assembled locally with critical components being sourced from India. The car’s CMF-A platform has been heavily localised (98%) in India.
The Kwid for Brazil will have enhanced safety package (image: India-spec car).
While the hatchback has been developed primarily in India, Renault Technology Americas and Renault Design Latin America have worked on making it suitable for the Brazilian market. Thanks to the strict Latin NCAP standards, the Kwid destined for Brazil will incorporate 4 air bags, ABS and a reworked monocoque.
The car will feature subtle visual tweaks including reprofiled bumpers and wheel arches, and redesigned side rub strips. Inside, the Brazilian version is reported to receive a digi analogue instrument console.
Powertrain lineup will include flex-fuel versions of the 800 cc and 1.0-litre three-cylinder engines. While 5-speed manual transmission will be standard across the range, Renault will also offer an Easy-R AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) as an option.
Brazilian Kwid may opt for a digi-analog instrument console instead of the fully digital unit of the India-spec model.
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The Renault Kwid will be locking horns with the likes of Fiat Mobi in the Latin American region. Apart from Brazil, the car will be be marketed in other nations in the region.