Renault Kwid’s 0.8L engine delivers 57bhp & 74Nm – Report

Posted on: Sep 9, 2015 - 11:08am IST

Will deliver class-leading fuel efficiency.

A report on Autocar India reveals the specifications of the Renault Kwid, which is expected to launch in the coming weeks.

Renault Kwid TV commercial
Renault has started communication for the Kwid by way of a TV commercial. Bookings have also commenced at dealerships.

When launched, the Kwid will be powered by a three-cylinder 0.8-liter petrol engine capable of delivering 57 bhp and 74 Nm of torque, through a 5-speed manual transmission. A more powerful 1.0-liter engine and the convenience of an automated manual transmission will arrive on the hatchback later.

According to reports, the Kwid will be capable of delivering 25 km/l in ARAI tests, outpacing its main competitors, the Maruti Alto 800 and the Hyundai Eon which have figures in the region of 21 km/l. At the time of unveiling the Kwid in Chennai in May 2015, Renault announced that the Kwid will deliver class-leading efficiency, further bolstering the reported figure.

Renault Kwid two gloveboxes India unveiling
A driver side airbag will be optional on the Kwid.

Coming to the dimensions, the Kwid measures 3,680 mm in length and 1,580 mm in width. It’s crossover-like styling also ensures in a high ground clearance of 180 mm, while the boot space is rated at 300 liters, another class-leading figure.

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Other features that will be seen on the Kwid include a 7-inch touchscreen Media NAV system, a digital speedometer, an optional driver-side airbag and front power windows. Bookings for the Kwid have started at dealerships against a payment of INR 25,000.

Renault Kwid – Image Gallery

Renault Kwid Interior – Image Gallery

[Source: AutocarIndia]

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