Renault Kwid Launched; Prices Begin at Rs. 2.56 Lakh
Manufactured at Renault India's Chennai based facility, the Kwid is the first product built on the CMF-A platform which has been jointly developed by Renault and Nissan. Just so you know, the similar platform will also underpin some of Datsun's upcoming cars.
In a bid to make its presence felt in the segment that's mainly dominated by the country's top two carmakers, Renault India has tried to keep its cost under-check by achieving over 98 per cent localisation. Besides the competitive pricing, the other thing that goes in Kwid's favour is its SUV-ish look that has helped it create quite a buzz in the market. Though to keep its cost down, the company has kept the Kwid devoid of safety features such as passenger side airbag and anti-lock braking system (ABS). As a matter of fact, only the top-of-the-line variant gets an airbag and that too as an option. That said, the vehicle comes with several class-leading features such as 300-litre boot space, 180mm ground clearance (even better than many pseudo crossovers), and a 4.1-inch touch-screen infotainment system among others.
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Powering the Kwid is an all-new 0.8-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that churns out a maximum power output of 54bhp and 72Nm of peak torque. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, and is claimed to return an impressive mileage of 25.17km/l that also makes it the country's most fuel-efficient petrol car. Though the power figures may not look as exciting as probably the Alto K10 or Hyundai Eon, the Kwid offers the best-in-class power to weight ratio of 84bhp per tonne as it weighs 660kgs.
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Renault Kwid Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Renault Kwid Std (Base) - Rs. 2.56 lakh
Renault Kwid RxE - Rs.2.88 lakh
Renault Kwid RxE (O) - Rs. 2.94 lakh
Renault Kwid RxL - Rs. 3.11 lakh
Renault Kwid RxT - Rs. 3.44 lakh
Renault Kwid RxT (O)- Rs. 3.53 lakh
Renault Kwid vs Rivals - Price Comparison (ex-showroom, Delhi)
While the Renault Kwid line-up comprises 6 variants, the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 gets 8, Alto K10 gets 6, and the Hyundai Eon (0.8-litre) gets 7 variants.