The Renault Kwid is an entry-level crossover produced by the French car manufacturer Renault, initially intended for the Indian market. This production version was unveiled in May 2015. A concept version was previously unveiled in February 2014.
The Renault Kwid concept was unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo in India. This SUV-like concept incorporates a roof-mounted, remote-controlled quadcopter, butterfly doors and has large R16 wheels. According to Renault, the interior was “inspired by a nest” and has a 3-seat front and 2-seat rear arrangement.
In September 2015, the Kwid was launched in India at a starting price of 2.57 lakh rupees, equal to $3,884.
The Renault Kwid received a face-lift in July 2018. It gets new features such as pre-tensioner front seat-belts, two additional USB sockets, a rear armrest, and a new grille and two new color schemes.
The Kwid is 3,679mm long, 1,478mm high and 1,579mm wide. It has a large 2,422 mm wheelbase and has a 180 mm ground clearance. According to the Indian newspaper, the Financial Express, Kwid’s 300-litre boot space is “the most voluminous in its class” and its fuel efficiency is “class-leading”, at 25.17 km/L.
The Kwid comes with as many as 60 accessories for detailed personalization. It will come with a 2-year/50,000 km warranty, for a price from Rs.2.56 lakh for the Kwid STD, to 3.53 lakh for the Kwid RTX(0).
At a test conducted in 2016, the Kwid scored a 0-star rating from British agency Global NCAP, a rating also achieved by many entry-level competitors in the Indian market, including a localised version of the Suzuki Alto, the Hyundai Eon, the Tata Nano, the Suzuki Celerio and the Ford Figo.
The Kwid was also criticized for being one of the Indian models not having airbags as standard. Renault and other car manufacturers made objections to Global NCAP for its methodology and for ignoring India’s own safety criteria.
With 4 trim levels they release the Kwid:
Renault Kwid Standard:
Black bumpers and steel wheels and full-size spare, Single tone dashboard, Digital instrument cluster, Grey Upholstery, Heater, gearshift indicator, internal boot release, 2 years’ corrosion protection warranty.
Renault Kwid RXE:
Steel wheels painted in silver, Satin silver finish on the dashboard, AC with heater, lower glove box, passenger side sun visor, Engine Immobiliser, optional media pack.
Renault Kwid RXL:
Electric power steering, Auto on/off cabin light, Body-colored bumpers, passenger side wing mirror, piano black accent on steering wheel, Satin silver finish around AC vents, premium front seats, black with red upholstery, Standard media pack.
Renault Kwid RXT:
Dual-tone dashboard, Optional driver airbag, Piano black finish on the centre console, AC knobs with chrome finish, Front Power windows media NAV pack with a Navigation system and infotainment, Remote keyless entry with central locking, Front fog lamps, Intermittent front wiper with wash function. It gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the top model.
The Price of the Renault Kwid starts from 2.9 lakhs to around 4.99 lakhs.
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