Renault sparked up the entry-level hatchback segment in India by launching the Kwid. The car instantly became a hit in the Indian market, owing to its design, price, and performance.
Renault quickly used the momentum and launched the hatchback with a 1.0-litre engine recently and now, the French carmaker is all set to launch the Kwid with an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT).
Speaking of the AMT version of the Kwid, or the Kwid with the Easy-R gearbox like how the carmaker calls it, the hatchback will come with a 5-speed gearbox.
The Renault Kwid AMT will be available with the 1.0-litre variant, and the AMT gearbox option will come in the top end RxT(O) variant only. Also, the Renault Kwid AMT version will come with a standard driver's side airbag.
The Kwid Easy-R variant will have a rotary knob mounted on the dashboard instead of a traditional gear stick. The gearbox will have three options - Neutral (N), Drive (D), and Reverse (R). Renault is offering additional storage space where the traditional gear lever is located, and the rotary dial is a unique feature (the first generation Reva had a similar knob).
In terms of features and creature comforts, the Kwid Easy-R variant will have a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, keyless entry and central locking, power windows for the front, rear parcel tray, and front fog lamps.
Powering the new Renault Kwid Easy-R 1.0-litre will be a 999cc petrol engine that makes 67bhp and 91Nm of peak torque. The French carmaker claims a mileage of 23.01km/l. When launched shortly, the Kwid Easy-R will directly rival the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 (AMT).