Unveiled earlier this year, Renault Kwid is the new small car from the French car maker. Built at their plant in Chennai, Renault has managed to localize the content of Kwid to 98%, highest for any car sold in the country. This will help Renault to start pricing of the Kwid in the range of Rs 3-4 lakh when it is launched later this month.
Aiming to rival India’s best selling car, Maruti Alto 800, Renault Kwid is powered by a 799 cc petrol three cylinder engine. This engine is mated to a five speed manual gearbox, which delivers 54 PS power and 72 Nm torque to the front wheels. Mileage claimed is at 25.17 kmpl. Renault has also confirmed AMT gearbox for the Kwid, but it will be launched at a later date.
Based on the state of the art Renault CMF-A platform, Kwid is 3,679 mm long, 1,579 mm wide and 1,471 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,422 mm and ground clearance of 180 mm. These dimensions allows Renault Kwid to offer best in class interior space, including boot space. Weighing just 660 kgs, Kwid is also lighter than rivals Alto 800.
Below is how the Renault Kwid stacks up agains closest rivals in the Indian auto industry.
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Speaking about safety, Renault claims that the Kwid will comply to all existing safety standards in the industry. With Kwid, Renault aims to accomplish their long term aim of achieving 5% market share in the Indian auto industry.
Being a global car, Renault will also export the Kwid to many markets across the globe. Bookings of Renault Kwid are open at existing dealerships. Below is a detailed gallery of new Renault Kwid.