Renault has launched the BS6-compliant Kwid hatchback in India at Rs 2.92 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The price of the entry-level hatchback has been increased by Rs 9,000. While the entry-level variant is available at Rs 2.92 lakh, the top-end model now costs Rs 5.01 lakh.
The BSVI compliant Renault Kwid is available with the same petrol engines, however, the engines have been updated to meet the more stringent emission norms. The entry-level variants are fitted with the 0.8-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of producing 54bhp of power and 72Nm of torque. On the other hand, the Climber and higher Kwid variants are fitted with 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 68bhp of power and 91Nm of torque.
The 0.8-litre engine comes fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.0L engine is available with 5-speed manual as well as 5-speed AMT gearbox options. The Renault Kwid 0.8 and the Kwid 1.0 manual variants are claimed to return a fuel economy of 25kmpl and 23kmpl respectively. The Kwid AMT delivers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 24kmpl.
Driver-side airbag, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, seatbelt reminder and speed alert system comes as standard safety features. The passenger-side airbag is offered as optional. The top-spec model is equipped with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. The touchscreen also works as a display for the rear parking camera. The Renault Kwid directly rivals the Maruti Suzuki Alto, Datsun RediGO and the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso.
At the 2020 Auto Expo, Renault will unveil the much-awaited compact SUV – codenamed HBC. To be based on the modified CMF-A platform, the new model is scheduled to be launched in the mid-2020. Adding to it, the company will also showcase the Zoe EV, Triber AMT/Turbo, City K-ZE electric and the compact sedan concept at the biennial event.