The more powerful avatar of the Renault Kwid with its 1.0 litre petrol engines has gone on sale with prices starting at Rs. 3.82 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
There seems to be quite the demand for more powerful versions of entry-level cars, joining the ranks of the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon 1.0 litre is the 1.0 litre version of the Renualt Kwid which like its competition comes with a three cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine.
After first showcasing the more powerful 1.0 litre version of the Renault Kwid at the 2016 Auto Expo, the French car maker has finally launched the car in the market with prices starting at Rs. 3.82 lakh and going up to Rs. 3.95 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The more powerful Renault Kwid’s 1.0 litre petrol engine develops 67bhp of max power @ 5,500rpm along with a peak-torque of 91Nm @ 4,250rpm. The car has an ARAI rated fuel efficiency figure of 23.01 km/l. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox while an automated manual transmission (AMT) equipped automatic model will be joining the ranks in the future.
The Renault Kwid 1.0 litre has been made available in two versions – RxT RxT (O). Feature highlights in these variants include remote central locking, front power windows, air conditioning and heating, front cup holders, front power socket, trip computer, dual-tone dashboard, front fog lamps, a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, rear parcel tray, wheel caps, etc. In addition the RxT (O) gets a driver airbag.
Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, commented on the launch by saying, “Renault Kwid has revolutionised the compact hatchback segment in India, delivering our promise of creating a new era in automotive history. It has generated unprecedented success in its category and has won the hearts of customers’ and automotive experts alike. At Renault, we are committed to continuous innovation and we are happy to launch the Renault KWID 1.0L SCe today. With this launch, we look forward to welcoming more customers into the Renault family as we endeavor to aggressively build our presence in India.”
We have already driven the Renault Kwid 1.0 litre ahead of its launch and you can read our review here – 2016 Renault Kwid 1.0 litre Review : First Drive
Renault Kwid 1.0 litre variants and prices:
Renault Kwid 1.0 RxT Rs. 3.82 lakh
Renault Kwid 1.0 RxT (O) Rs. 3.95 lakh
*All prices are indicative of ex-showroom Delhi.