Renault Launches The 1-Litre Kwid Model In India

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It's all smiles for Renault after two of its products, the Duster and the Kwid have become runaway successes in India. Now, in a bid to keep up that momentum, Renault has launched the Kwid with a 1.0-litre (1000cc) engine.

The Kwid 1.0-litre is available in two variants: RxT, which costs Rs. 3,82,776 and the RxT(O), which is priced at Rs. 3,95,776 ex-showroom. The decals on the door and dual tone ORVMs differentiate the car from its smaller engine (800cc) variant.

The 1.0-litre Renault Kwid is powered by a 993cc, three-cylinder engine that produces 67bhp and 91Nm of torque. Power is delivered through a 5-speed manual gearbox, and later, Renault will introduce an AMT variant.

On the mileage front, Renault promises that the 1-0-litre variant will deliver 23.01km/l.

Since the 1.0-litre engined Kwid is offered only on the top variant, the car gets enough features like an all digital instrument console, navigation with touch screen infotainment, gearshift indicator, fender cladding, and central locking.

The Kwid 1.0-litre variant gets a boot space of 300-litres, which is very impressive and also gets a ground clearance of 180mm.

In terms of safety, the bigger engine variant of the Renault Kwid will come with optional driver's side airbag, seat belts with pretensioners and load limiter, but still misses out on Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), which is a downside.

The Kwid 1.0-litre will compete with models such as the Alto K10, Hyundai Eon, Wagon R, and the Celerio in the Indian market.

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Story first published: Monday, August 22, 2016, 12:54 [IST]
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