Renault Kwid to develop 57 bhp – Report

Posted on: May 27, 2015 - 4:58am IST

Will launch in the September-November period.

A Team-BHP news snippet claims that the Renault Kwid’s 0.8-liter engine will develop 57 bhp. The brand-new three-cylinder engine is part of a new family, and the car’s engineering boss Gerard Detourbet said that about 50 percent of the car’s development cost was absorbed by it.

Described as a “simple engine”, the mileage of the vehicle, Renault said, “would be among the best in India.”

Renault Kwid front three quarter left from India
The 0.8-liter three-cylinder engine is part of a new family which will see more variants in the future.

The company did not provide the technical specifications at the Kwid’s world premiere on May 20, but the report says that the car would have low gearing for a non-sluggish driving performance. It adds that Renault is currently optimizing the automatic transmission, which will come with a rotary shifter, integrated into the center console, similar to the driving mode selector dial on the Renault Duster.

The Kwid will launch an attack on the Maruti Suzuki Alto and Hyundai Eon, with an overall length of 3.68 meters and an overall width of 1.58 meters. It is based on the CMF-A platform, but unlike its competitors, it is designed to look like a crossover with high ground clearance and extra body enrichments.

Renault Kwid power window buttons India unveiling
The forum says that the rotary dial for the auto gearbox would be placed on the center console, next to the central locking button.

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Renault India has confirmed that the car will launch in the September-November period with the top-end model getting 18 cm wide media/navigation ‘Media Nav’ system, foglamp, digital instrument cluster and central locking. About 98 percent of the car is localized and assembled at the Renault-Nissan alliance plant in Oragadam, Chennai.

Renault Kwid – Image Gallery

Renault Kwid Interior – Image Gallery

[Source – Team-BHP.com]

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2 thoughts on “Renault Kwid to develop 57 bhp – Report

  1. Mubin Khan says:

    If the parts are going to be local then it means that in case of any defects the problems would be solved quicker. After sales service will be better for renault in terms of kwid. I am a proud owner of Duster and unlike many who have faced issues, I never have. I am sure Kwid is going to be a hit.

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  2. Joy says:

    57 horses from 0.8L engine looks good. Renault better add a turbocharger and have two more versions of the turbo – 80 horses and 100 horses. The 80 hp version can be used on Micra, Pulse etc. and the 100 hp version on Scala, Sunny, Duster, Terrano etc.

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