French car manufacturer Renault has recently unveiled it’s new compact crossover the “Kwid”. The Kwid is the first car based on Renault’s CMF-A Platform which is developed jointly by Renault and Nissan. The Renault planning to launch the car by September and November 2015 with the price range between Rs 3 Lakh to 4 Lakh.
The Renault India has been working on the model ‘Kwid’ long time, under the code name ‘XBA’. Now it officially ready to launch. At the same time the company said that it has all the first-class features like Air-Bag, a Navigation System and Digital Instrument cluster along with Chrome accents on AC vents. This will give tough competition to the market leader in this price segmant like Maruti Alto 800 and Hyundai Eon. In terms of look it doesn’t look like hatchback instead it gets design cues from Renault Duster.
Engine and Transmission of Renault Kwid:-
The Renault Kwid powered with a 3cylender, 800CC 0.8-litre petrol engine (develop by Renault-Nissan alliance) that will produce around 50bhp and 90Nm of tarque. Power will go on front wheel via 5-speed manual transmission and even an automated transmission (AMT) is announced to offer best-in-class fuel efficiency.
Renault has denied a diesel engine variant of Kwid, however launch more powerful petrol engine variant possibly a 1.0 litre engine based on same engine block.
The company said at the time of unveiling that this hatchback will give the best mileage in this segment, if its true, than we can expect it to produce maximum fuel economy of 26kmpl.
Interior of Renault Kwid
The Interior of the Renault Kwid is the best one which can offered in the segment. When you look first in side its looks premium, it comes with touch screen infotainment, navigation and Bluetooth. The centre console looks very gentle. Despite being a compact hatchback, it is said to come with lot of leg and shoulder space where as the front and rear head room also seems decent.
Exterior of Renault Kwid
When we look exterior of the Kwid it look completely sporty, unlike several other entry level hatchback. Renault Kwid get black protective claddings all around, including wheel arches that also give an intimidating look. The Renault Kwid is the first car in the Indian market to debut the French Auto-maker honey comb grill and new head light design. It gets aggressive bumper design that extend outward and in top spec variants houses the fog lamp.
Main Features of Renault Kwid
The renault Kwid will most feature-rich car in its entry-level segment, such as digital instrument cluster and infotainment system with 7-inch display that comes with navigation,Radio and Bluetooth Telephony for hands free driving, Piano black centre console with a chrome coated, Plastic Cladding on sides
The Renault Kwid will certainly be one-of-best looking entry-level car and with SUV favouritism ripe. Renault Kwid also equip with the hatchback with AMT unit that will make the car further convenient to drive in congested city condition. With the company promising a competitive price (Between Rs.3 Lakh to Rs 4Lakh), the Renault Kwid might bring in the volumes that Renault been deserve for.
At last I would like to say that upcoming Renault Kwid is rule the market in entry level car segment in India. What do you think? please make your voice, we are waiting for yours views and comments.