Set to be launched in emerging markets across the globe, the Renault Kwid is no longer exclusive to India. Detailed via patent sketches last month for South American markets, the Renault Kwid is now imagined via rendering.
To be manufactured in Brazil, compared to the Indian Kwid, there are not many changes. Brazilian Renault Kwid gets new body colored rear bumpers, door handles and will be devoid of side rub guards and chrome fog lamps enclosures.
Gearing up for official launch in Brazilian markets, Renault Kwid will be put through the Latin NCAP tests. In view of these tests, chassis could be modified for enhanced strength and rigidity while ABS could be fitted as standard. The Renault Kwid for Brazilian markets will be produced in left hand drive configuration with launch promised sometime in 2016.
Engine specifications on the Brazilian spec Renault Kwid will include a larger 1.0 liter 12 valve three cylinder engine offering 77 hp peak power mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox while an AMT gearbox could also be offered as an option. Increased localization will be required for Renault Kwid to be priced attractively in Brazilian markets while competition to Renault Kwid will come from the likes of upcoming Fiat X1H budget hatchback.
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Renault Kwid in India has seen tremendous response. Since launch in September 2015, the company has garnered over 70,000 bookings. Speaking about sales, the Kwid now occupies a 10 percent share in its segment, where it competes with the Maruti Alto, Hyundai Eon and Tata Nano GenX.
Renault Kwid India Spec – Photos
Render – IndianAutosBlog.com