Renault Kwid launched in India, Prices start from Rs. 2.56 lakh

Renault Kwid 05

Renault has finally launched the Kwid hatchback in the country at a starting price of Rs. 2.56 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). In what has become Renault’s cheapest product the world over, the Kwid is all set to give rivals including the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and Hyundai Eon a very tough fight in the segment.

The Kwid can be termed as a standout product to be launched in India this year. This is mainly due to the fact that its SUV-like macho styling is one hell of an attention seeker. The front end has a nice looking grille, well designed bumper and neat looking headlights. The side profile features signature cladding on the doors. Rear end on the other hand looks very mature with the small tail lights.

The Interiors of the Renault Kwid are a very good place to be in when compared to its immediate rivals. The dual-tone grey and black theme with the piano black centre console looks very mature. It has various segment first features including a full-digital instrument cluster and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system for the top-end trim with a roof-mic Bluetooth, AUX and USB connectivity. The lower variants on the other hand get a single din stereo with radio, MP3, AUX and USB connectivity. The Kwid offers segment best boot space of 300 litres which can further be increased to 1100 litres when the rear seats are folded down. Renault has not been able to do much on the safety front in order to keep costs in check. The top-end trim gets a single driver side airbag as an option.

Renault Kwid engine

Deriving power from a new 799cc, three-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 54 PS of power and 72 Nm of torque, the engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Returning a mileage of 25.17 km/l, the Kwid is now officially the country’s most fuel efficient petrol car. It is expected to be a stellar product in line with elder brother Duster and is expected to find loads of buyers in the country for sure.

Ex-showroom, Delhi prices for all variants are as follows:

• Kwid STD – Rs. 2,56,968/-
• Kwid RXE – Rs. 2,88,960/-
• Kwid RXE (O) – Rs. 2,94,960/-
• Kwid RXL – Rs. 3,11,664/-
• Kwid RXT – Rs. 3,44,131/-
• Kwid RXT (O) – Rs. 3,53,131/-