Renault Kwid is available in seven variants – Std, RxE, RxL, RxT, RxT (O), RxT 1.0 and RxT (O) 1.0 – priced between Rs 2.64 lakh – Rs 3.95 lakh (ex, Delhi).
The Renault Kwid has been receiving overwhelming response from buyers across the nation thanks to its aggressive price and an outstanding design
September 3, 2016 : Renault Kwid, the French carmaker’s hatchback, has been performing well since its launch in the Indian market. In fact, the Kwid has garnered 1.65 lakh bookings from domestic and export markets. Now, the hatchback has crossed 10,000 sales mark in the month of August 2016. With a total sales of 10,719 units, the Kwid has grabbed 6th position in the list of 10 best-selling cars of the month. Thanks to its aggressive pricing, the Renault Kwid has been receiving overwhelming response across the nation. Besides pricing, what further worked in favour of the vehicle is its contemporary styling and best-in-class fuel efficiency.
The hatchback also has a major contribution in the total sales of the company. It has increased Renault’s India market share from 2.3% to 4.5% in the first half of 2016. Renault India has recently introduced the Kwid 1000cc version at Rs 3.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At the launch, the company has confirmed that the Kwid 1.0L will soon get an AMT gearbox. Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016, the Kwid 1.0 will be equipped with Easy-R AMT technology that is also available in the 2016 Renault Duster.
If media reports are to be believed, the company is also planning to introduce AMT version of the regular 800cc Kwid. It is also expected that the two pedal technology will be offered only on the top-specs RxT and RxT (O) variants. The Kwid 800cc AMT is likely to be priced around Rs 30,000 more than the manual variants. The company has recently introduced the Kwid 1000cc (1.0L) in two trims – top-end RxT and RxT (O) – priced in the range of Rs 3.83 lakh to Rs 3.96 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The more powerful variant costs only Rs 22,000 more than the regular 800cc version.
Adding to it, Renault increased the prices of the Kwid 800cc by up to Rs 6,000. The base variant Std is now priced at Rs 2.64 lakh, while the top-spec RxT variant now costs Rs 3.73 lakh. Earlier, the Kwid was priced in the range of Rs 2.62 lakh to Rs 3.67 lakh. Upon its launch, the Renault Kwid became the most affordable car in the category, but then the 2016 Maruti Alto 800 undercut its price and the Datsun redi-GO came at even less price.
|Variants||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Std||Rs. 2.64 lakh|
|RxE||Rs. 3.01 lakh|
|RxL||Rs. 3.26 lakh|
|RxT||Rs. 3.60 lakh|
|RxT (O)||Rs. 3.73 lakh|
|RxT 1.0||Rs. 3.82 lakh|
|RxT (O) 1.0||Rs. 3.95 lakh|
The Renault Kwid is being offered with two engine options- 0.8-litre 3-cylinder petrol and 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol. While the 800cc version is priced in the range of Rs 3.64 lakh to Rs 3.73 lakh, the 1000cc model costs Rs 3.82 lakh – Rs 3.95 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.
Due to massive demand, the waiting period of the hatchback had gone up to 10 month in certain tier-1 cities, and the French automaker had to increase the vehicle’s production by 50% (i.e. 8,000 – 10,000 units) per month. Now, the waiting period has been reduced to 4 – 6 months in certain cities. In order to bridge demand and supply gap, the carmaker has commenced 3rd shift operations at its Chennai production plant from April 1, 2016. With the addition of third shift, the company is producing 1,600 units per day, and the Kwid is the major benefit recipient. This takes the total production of Kwid to 10,000 per month.
Renault is offering a warranty period of 2 years/ 50,000kms (whichever comes first) with the Kwid that can be extended up to 4 years or 80,000kms. A complementary road side assistance for 2 years is also offered by the French carmaker. With 98% of localization level, this entry-level hatchback is claimed to offer the best-in-class maintenance part costs and low cost of ownership.
|Engine||Kwid 800cc||Kwid 1000cc|
|Type||799cc, 3-cylinder, petrol||999cc 3-cylinder, petrol|
|Power||53.2bhp @ 5,678rpm||67bhp @5,500rpm|
|Torque||72Nm @ 4,386rpm||91Nm @ 4,250rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual|
At the heart of the Renault Kwid is an all-new 799cc, 3-cylinder, DOHC petrol engine that is good enough for 53.2bhp of power and 72Nm of torque. Since the car features Renault-Nissan Family’s all-aluminum ‘super compact’ engine, it is the most fuel efficient as well. This powertrain comes mated to a new optimized 5-speed manual gearbox that helps the car return a segment-leading fuel efficiency of 25.17kmpl. The top-of-the-line variant is powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of generating 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. Power is delivered to front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is claimed to return an ARAI certified fuel economy of 23.01kmpl.
What also helps the vehicle achieve such a high mileage is its weight of just 660kg thanks to the heavy use of aluminum, plastic and less oil levels in engine and gearbox. Since this powertrain is jointly developed by Nissan and Renault, it is also used for the Datsun redi-GO.
|Highway||25.17kmpl (800cc) & 23.01kmpl (1000cc)|
– Moonlight Silver
– Planet Grey
– Outback Bronze
– Ice Cool White
– Fiery Red
– Roof spoiler
– Black front & rear bumpers
– Steel wheels
– Grey upholstery
– Dashboard in single-tone
– Digital instrument cluster with gear-shit indicator
– Open glove-box
– Driver-side outside rear-view mirror
– Manual steering
RxE (In addition to features offered with Std )
– Optional music system with Bluetooth and hands-free telephony
– Lockable glove-box
– Engine immobilizer
– 12v charging slot
– Dashboard in silver satin finish
– Foldable rear seat
RxL (In addition to features offered with RxE)
– Body-coloured front and rear bumpers
– Blackened B-Pillar
– Blackened steel wheels
– Passenger-side wing mirror
– Red upholstery
– 1-din audio system with Bluetooth support
– 2 speakers
– Power steering
RxT (In addition to features offered with RxL)
– Fog lamps at front
– Chrome-finished instrument cluster
– Leather-wrapped steering
– Optional driver airbag
– Chrome elements on AC vents
– Trip metre
– Parcel tray for rear passengers
– Central locking
– Media navigation pack
– Front wiper with washer
Also Read: A List of Upcoming Renault Cars in India
Renault’s small hatchback is based on an all new platform CMF-A, which has been jointly developed by Nissan and Renault. The same platform also underpins the Datsun Redi GO hatchback. With crossover-like design and a high ground clearance, the Renault Kwid certainly looks more contemporary than most of its rivals. The fascia of the car has sporty appeal, thanks to its dual-slat grille, stylish fog lamps on the lower bumpers and sweptback headlights. At the side profile, the car gets black plastic cladding alongside rectangular-shaped wheel arches and manually-operated outside rear view mirrors. The new Kwid 1000cc shares strong resemblance with the Kwid 800cc, except for the few exterior tweaks. It comes with new body graphics and new SCe 1.0 badge.
What further enhance its SUV-ish and sporty appearance is the black trim rear bumper and body-coloured tailgate spoiler. This entry-level hatchback is Renault’s first car based on the modular CMF-A platform. In terms of dimension, the car measures 3,680mm in length, 1471mm in width and 1,580mm in height. It offers best-in-class wheelbase of 2422mm, and an impressive ground clearance of 180mm.
The interior of Renault’s small hatchback looks rather simple, but is the most spacious in its league. The vehicle also offers best-in-class shoulder room, headroom and legroom. The list of features includes a digital instrument cluster, chrome air vents, front power windows and optional driver airbag. There are several segment-first features such as a 7-inch touchscreen display with and navigation system and integrated on centre console in piano black finishing and a fully digital instrument cluster. It offers a class-leading boot space of 300-litres.
This budget hatchback comes with a plethora of accessories that allows buyers to choose from over 60 categories and 6 packs. These accessories come as paid options that are priced reasonably, and available under certain finance schemes. Some of the noteworthy accessories include chrome accents for multiple places, side cladding, outside rear view mirror, Illuminated sill plates, roof rails, multiple options for seat covers, steering wheel cover and floor mats, etc. The Kwid 1000cc comes with all the features that are accessible in the regular model. Adding to it, the vehicle also gets ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), driver airbag, digital tachometer and internally adjustable ORVMs.
– Outstanding design
– Most Spacious Interior in its class
– Highest power-to-weight ratio in its class
– First-in-class touchscreen infotainment system
– Highest ground clearance in class
– Class-leading boot space of 300-litres
– Almost no safety features except the optional driver airbag on top-end variant
– Least torque in its class