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.
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 –
1. Renault Kwid AMT & 1000cc Price In India
|Kwid 1.0L RxL||Rs 3.54 Lakh|
|Kwid 1.0L RxT||Rs 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 AMT||Rs 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
2. Renault Kwid AMT & 1000cc Specifications
|Engine||1000cc SCe petrol|
|Max Power||67bhp @ 5,500rpm|
|Max Torque||91Nm @ 4,250rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual (Kwid 1.0) & Easy-R AMT|
3. Renault Kwid AMT & 1000cc Mileage
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.
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’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.
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
|Fuel Tank Capacity||28-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.
Front – McPherson strut with lower transverse link
Rear – Twist beam with coil spring
Front – Disc
Rear – Drum
Front & Rear – 155/80 R13