Renault Kwid has created a style statement in itself as a entry-level crossover by its micro SUV looks. It is also the first Made in India car from the French manufacturer. It was first showcased as a concept in Auto Expo 2014 and a production variant was later unveiled and launched in 2015.
Kwid has managed to do wonders in the segment which was always ruled by Maruti Suzuki.
Renault has now launched the facelift of the Kwid with various updates. On the outside, the front now looks a lot bolder and imposing with a new split Headlamp and DRL setup and a new three slat grille. The upper unit gets DRL and turn indicators while the lower part gets the main headlamp unit. Other changes on the outside include faux skid plates, LED taillamps, blackened B Pillar, new wheel caps, and ORVMs in contrast color.
On the inside, it now gets a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, reverse parking camera, and various piano Black inserts near air vents and steering wheel for a premium feel. It now gets a new digital instrument cluster as seen on the Triber with more information than before.
Safety features include ABS, EBD, and Driver-side airbags as standard. It also gets speed alert warning, seat belt reminders, speed-sensing door locks, etc.
Powertrain options on the Kwid remain the same as before. The 0.8-liter motor produces 53BHP of power and 72NM of torque mated to a 5-speed manual transmission returning around 25kmpl. The 1.0-liter engine produces 67BHP of power and 90NM of torque mated to a 5 speed Manual and AMT, returning about 23kmpl.
Kwid is available in 8 variants with 4 having 0.8-litre motor and 4 having 1.0-liter Motor.
The base variant STD is priced at 2.83 lakhs and top-end Climber AMT is priced at 4.84 lakhs. The direct rival of Kwid is the newly launched Maruti S-Presso and Tata Tiago.
Variant wise price of the 2019 Renault Kwid:
STD 0.8L MT: Rs 2.83 lakhs
RXE 0.8L MT: Rs 3.53 lakhs
RXL 0.8L MT: Rs 3.83 lakhs
RXT 0.8L MT: Rs 4.13 lakhs
RXT 1.0L MT: Rs 4.33 lakhs
Climber 1.0L MT: Rs 4.54 lakhs
RXT 1.0L AMT: Rs 4.63 lakhs
Climber 1.0L AMT: 4.84 lakhs
All the prices mentioned above are ex-showroom Delhi.