The 2019 Renault Kwid has braced itself for the new safety norms which make driver-side airbag, speed alert, ABS and rear parking sensors mandatory this year.
Now that the Indian roads are one of the most dangerous in the globe, a new set of safety rules are in the offing to come this year in order to curb the rising number of road accidents. These new stricter norms will lead to massive changes in the carmakers’ production strategy. In the run-up to comply with the government’s safety regulations, Renault launched the 2019 Kwid version with all these regulatory features as standard across its grades. In this article, we will take a quick walk-around of the 2019 Renault Kwid RXL trim which comes to get safer thanks to updated standard features on the safety front.
2019 Renault Kwid RXL's video is recorded by Gyani Enough
The Renault Kwid RXL which just sits above the standard base variant of its range is priced at around Rs 3.35 Lakh (ex-showroom, India). The entry-level hatch comes with an identical exterior to the previous generation with the black front grille, black door handles, black ORVM and silver wheel caps.
Powering the Kwid RXL variant is a 0.8-litre SCe engine which can produce the max power of 54 bhp at 5,678 rpm and the peak torque of 72 Nm at 4,386 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission is exclusively offered on the RXL version. The more powerful 999cc three-cylinder motor good for 68 PS at 5,500 rpm and 91 Nm at 4,250 rpm is not available in the RXL but the top-of-the-line RXT (O) and Climber variants only.
The 2019 Renault Kwid appears with no changes in aesthetics but various enhancements on the safety package
Interior-wise, the 2019 Kwid RXL trim is equipped with a new infotainment system with monochrome LCD screen integrated with a navigation system. The variant also gets a 12V socket for smartphone charging on the go, and a manual AC also comes in very handy. The all-new Renault hatchback is generous in roominess and offers up to 300 litres of cargo capacity. The 2019 Renault Kwid now goes on sale with all the mandatory features including driver-side airbag, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), speed alert and rear parking sensors across all variants.
The new Kwid is being sold in six colour options: Fiery Red, Planet Grey, Ice Cool White, Moonlight Silver, Outback Bronze And Electric Blue. As being among the most popular Renault offering in India, the Kwid offers 4 years of warranty per 1 lakh km which is best-in-its-segment. The Renault Kwid buyers can also benefit the Roadside Assistance or two-year extra warranty/ 50,000 km as an option.