Renault Kwid facelift launched at INR 2.83 lakh, making it cheaper than all of its rivals in the segment including Maruti S-Presso and Tata Tiago.
The updated version of the Renault Kwid was launched recently with a starting price tag of INR 2.83 lakh(ex-showroom). At this price point, it is cheaper than any other entry-level hatchbacks like the Tata Tiago or the newly-launched Maruti S-Presso which are currently priced at Rs 4.49 lakh and Rs 3.69 lakh respectively. With the new Kwid, Renault introduces more thorough updates than what is usually expected from a facelift in this segment.
Renault Kwid facelift is introduced with revised interior and exterior
The new Kwid facelift gets substantial changes at the front mostly due to the headlights which are now moved to bumper while the indicator-integrated DRLs are high set and integrate seamlessly with the upper grille. Another highlight of the exterior is the contrast paint scheme on the ORVMs and roof rails. Similar accents can also be found decorating the headlight cluster and front bumper. The Renault Kwid facelift also receives newly-designed alloy wheels with a new gunmetal finish. The rear end, on the other hand, only features refreshed vertically-stacked taillights. Apart from these updates, the new Renault Kwid keeps its silhouette unchanged.
Inside, the Renault Kwid recieves major updates to freshen up the ambience. To start with, the dashboard is revised and now comes with a new dark grey finish. The AC vents and touchscreen infotainment system on the Kwid are updated as well. The design of the dashboard is in-line with that of the recently-launched Renault Triber seven-seater MPV. It also comes with a new steering wheel design, while a keyless start/stop system is still lacking on the new Kwid. Similar to the exterior, the interior has been livened up by contrasting highlights.
Renault Kwid remains the same powertrain range
Under the hood, the mechanical parts remain the same with two engine options on offer - a 0.8-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. While the former is able to make a maximum power of 54bhp and a peak torque of 72Nm, the latter produces 67bhp and 91Nm of torque. Both engines come with a standard option of a 5-speed manual gearbox. The larger engine is also available with an optional 5-speed AMT transmission.
The affordable price tag is Renault’s major selling point. At the moment, this car competes against the Maruti Alto, Datsun redi-GO, and Maruti S-Presso.