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Renault Kwid RxL 1.0L, AMT Launched; Prices Starts At Rs 3.54 Lakh

Renault Kwid AMT launch India

Available in two grades – RxL and RxT (O), the Kwid AMT comes at an introductory price of Rs 3.84 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.

Renault, the French automaker had launched the Kwid Easy-R AMT in India in 2016. The vehicle was introduced at an introductory price of Rs 4.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This model is about Rs 30,000 pricier than the Kwid 1.0-litre manual variant. In order to further enhance its Renault Kwid AMT range, the company has introduced the Easy-R AMT in the lower-spec RxL variant. Adding to it, the RxL variant gets 1000cc engine along with manual gearbox as well. As a reminder, the 1.0L engine was earlier available only in the top-end EXT and RXT Opt variants. While the manual RxL 1.0L variant is priced at Rs 3.54 lakh, the RxL 1.0L AMT version is tagged at Rs 3.84 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.

Interestingly, the KWID AMT version is more fuel efficient than the regular Kwid 1.0L. As against the manual version’s 23.01kmpl, the AMT model delivers 24.04kmpl. With new RxL variant, the powerful version becomes more affordable. The RxL 1.0L MT variant is 22,000 more than the 800cc model, while the RxL 1.0L AMT version cost Rs 30,000 more than the 1.0L manual version. The new variants get all the features that are available in the Rxl 800cc model.

Renault Kwid AMT Interior

The Kwid AMT features a 5-speed Easy-R gearbox, and has three modes – Reverse, Neutral and Drive. Similar to the 2016 Renault Duster, the Kwid has a crawl function that helps it move ahead without any throttle inputs. Save for the new Easy-R badging, the vehicle looks no different than the Kwid 1.0L. Both the Kwid 1.0L and AMT share the engine – i.e. 1.0-litre, 67bhp petrol. With such power figures, the Renault Kwid 1.0L (MT & AT) are positioned against the Hyundai Eon 1.0 and Alto K10.  Also Read: Renault Kwid – All You Need to Know

Renault Kwid Easy-R AMT Video

Renault Kwid AMT & Kwid 1000cc in 6 quick points –

Renault Kwid 1L front

1. Renault Kwid AMT & 1000cc Price In India 

VariantEx-showroom Delhi
Kwid 1.0L RxLRs 3.54 Lakh
Kwid 1.0L RxTRs 3.82 Lakh
Kwid 1.0L RxL (AMT)Rs. 3.84 Lakh
Kwid 1.0L RxT (O)Rs 3.95 Lakh
Kwid 1.0L RxT AMTRs 4.25 Lakh

Available in three grades RxL, RxT and RxT (O), the more powerful Renault Kwid 1.0L is priced at Rs 3.54 lakh, Rs 3.82 lakh and Rs 3.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. On the other hand, the AMT version is available in two grades – RxL and RXT (O) – priced at Rs 3.84 lakh and Rs 4.25 lakh respectively, (ex-showroom, Delhi). Also Read: A List of Upcoming Renault Cars in India in 2016 – 2017

Renault Kwid 1L price

2. Renault Kwid AMT & 1000cc Specifications

Engine1000cc SCe petrol
Max Power67bhp @ 5,500rpm
Max Torque91Nm @ 4,250rpm
Transmission5-speed Manual (Kwid 1.0) & Easy-R AMT

3. Renault Kwid AMT & 1000cc Mileage

Kwid 1000cc23.01kmpl
Kwid AMT24.04kmpl

Fuel efficiency of the Kwid AMT is higher than the 1.0L manual. While the regular 1000cc model delivers 23.01kmpl, the Kwid AMT is claimed to return 24.04kmpl.

Read: Renault Kwid Platform Based Compact Sedan and Crossover In the Works

Renault Kwid 1L side profie

4. Renault Kwid AMT 1000cc – Engine & Transmission

Power for the Renault Kwid 1000cc and AMT come from a new 1.0-litre SCe (Smart Control efficiency) engine. This new powertrain is 14bhp more powerful than the regular 0.8-litre unit. It churns out a maximum power of 67bhp at 5,500rpm, while producing a peak torque of 91Nm at 4,250rpm. On the other hand, the current 0.8-litre, 3-cylinder engine delivers over 53bhp against 72Nm.

The Renault Kwid 1L gets a 5-speed manual transmission, while the Kwid Easy-R AMT gets an all-new 5-speed automated manual gearbox. The new Easy-R gearbox has been developed in-house using Renault’s Formula 1 expertise, says the company. The Easy-R AMT gearbox can be operated with an Innovative Shift Control Dial that will be positioned below the infotainment system on the centre console. It has three driving modes – Reverse, Neutral and Drive.

Renault Kwid 1L front side

Renault’s new AMT unit is benefited with an advanced control unit that monitors the throttle input by optimising gear shifting and acceleration. It has a crawling function that works in reverse and forward motion. When brake is released, its crawl function helps the car move slowly at idle speed without using throttle.

5. Renault Kwid AMT & 1000cc Exterior & Interior

Exterior design of both the new variants is largely identical to the regular model. Though, the black and white chequered decal with a ‘1.0’ badge on the lower side mark a difference. Feature-wise, the new variants are similar to the Kwid 0.8 model that comes equipped with a 7-inch MEDIANAV touchscreen system, front fog lamps, front power windows, foldable backrest, rear parcel tray, passenger side ORVMs, 12V power socket, optional driver’s airbag, remote keyless entry with central locking, etc.

Renault Kwid 1L rear

The Renault Kwid AMT, additionally, gets the dash-mounted rotary knob controller for the automated manual gearbox and storage recess. One must note that the Renault Kwid 1.0L variant lacks dual airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS).

6. Renault Kwid AMT & 1000cc Other Details

Dimensions

Length3,679mm
Width1,579mm
Height1,478mm
Wheelbase2,423mm
Ground Clearance180mm
Fuel Tank Capacity28-litres

Renault Kwid AMT & 1000cc Safety Features

Optional driver airbag
Pro-sense front seatbelt pre-tensioner
Keyless entry with engine immobilizer

Renault Kwid AMT Bookings

Bookings for the Kwid AMT have already started across Renault dealerships in India at a token amount of Rs 25,000, which is refundable.

Suspension System

Front – McPherson strut with lower transverse link
Rear – Twist beam with coil spring

Braking System

Front – Disc
Rear – Drum

Tyre Size

Front & Rear – 155/80 R13

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