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Renault Kwid specs leaked; mileage 25 kmpl?

Renault Kwid specs leaked

The car offers best-in-class boot space of 300 litres.

The Renault Kwid specs have apparently been leaked ahead of the micro crossover’s launch which is slated for this festive season. The A-segment car which is vying to trounce the Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon will rely on its SUVish looks and best-in-class features to make headway.

The car is reported to measure 3.68 m in length and 1.58 m in width with an ample ground clearance of 180 mm. At 300 litres, the Kwid offers the largest boot in its segment by far.

Powering the baby Duster is a new 800 cc three-cylinder petrol engine which was developed in India. The motor is said to develop 57 hp and 74 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission drives the front wheels but an AMT could also be in the offing. The new motor is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency in the vicinity of 25 kmpl.

2015 Renault Kwid

The budget car features a fully digital instrument console and a touchscreen infotainment system.

The Kwid is the first product to be based on CMF-A low-cost platform and was developed at Renault-Nissan Technology Business Centre India (RNTBCI) near Chennai. Low cost of development combined with heavy localization of 98% would lead to an attractive price range of INR 3-4 lakhs (ex-showroom).

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The car is expected to be offered in 4 variants with the base model making do with black bumpers and steel wheels. Top-end model would offer a touchscreen infotainment system, body colored bumpers, power windows and so on.

Renault Kwid – Photos

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