The Renault Kwid is quite an interesting little car. It looks like nothing in its segment and everyone is waiting to see if this unusual take on a mass hatchback will be accepted by the volatile Indian market.
We commented in an earlier story about the Renault Kwid that it may have the potential to become a car for the Indian market with Fiat Panda-like versatility, if given a bigger engine, bigger wheels, and four-wheel-drive.
I've done a study on the new hatchback, calling it the Cross Kwid, and attempted visioning those very characteristics. The Kwid seems like it has an engine bay big enough to squeeze the Duster's 1.5-litre diesel in, which, even in its lower output form with 85 bhp would be more than enough for the Kwid. I've squeezed in its intercooler behind the new brushed-silver finished ‘C'-bumper.
Renault should really offer four-wheel-drive sometime in the future because it would make the Kwid a very capable off-roader, with its high ground clearance, low weight, short overhangs and compact dimensions.
Bravery has its place in the auto industry too.