Following the introduction of the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, Renault has launched the facelift of its popular Kwid hatchback in India, priced from INR 2.83 lac (PKR 6.27 lac). The refreshed Kwid is available in 5 variants– Standard, RxE, RxL, RxT and Climber – and comes with two petrol engine & two transmission options.
Towards the back, there’s a new rear bumper with reflectors on both sides and new LED elements in the tail-lights. Additionally, the top-spec Climber variant gets faux skid plates at the front and back, roof rails, gunmetal grey alloys and orange accents.
Inside the refreshed Kwid gets a tweaked dashboard design, with a newer and larger 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a new steering wheel. The AMT variants also see the circular gear shifter repositioned to the center console instead of the dashboard. The new Kwid also gets a new digital instrument cluster that includes a tachometer. Furthermore, new seat fabrics and tweaked door pad trim are also part of the package.
In terms of equipment, the top-spec Kwid’s new touchscreen infotainment system gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-compatibility, 14-inch alloys, LED DRLs, a manual AC and rear centre armrest. Standard safety equipment includes a driver’s airbag, ABS with EBD, seatbelt reminders for driver and passenger, a speed alert system and reverse parking sensors. The Climber variant also gets an added passenger airbag.
The new Renault Kwid facelift continues to be offered with the same three-cylinder petrol engines – a 0.8-liter 54hp, and a 1.0-liter 68hp. The 800cc Kwid comes with a 5-speed manual only, while the 1000cc variant also gets an optional 5-speed AMT gearbox. The Kwid comes standard with a 4-year/100,000 km warranty, with roadside assistance.
Prices of the Renault Kwid facelift range are as follows:
|Standard 0.8||INR 2.83 lac|
|RxE 0.8||INR 3.53 lac|
|RxL 0.8||INR 3.83 lac|
|RxT 0.8||INR 4.13 lac|
|RxT 1.0||INR 4.33 lac|
|RxT 1.0 AMT||INR 4.63 lac|
|Climber 1.0||INR 4.54 lac|
|Climber 1.0 AMT||INR 4.84 lac|