Renault Kwid to launch tomorrow (September 24) – IAB Report

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Debuts the CMF architecture in the Indian market.

Renault India will launch its new small car, the Kwid, on September 24, 2015, with prices expected in the range of INR 3-4 lakhs, ex-Showroom. The Kwid, which made its premiere in May this year, is based on the CMF-A platform, a first for Renault in India.

Renault Kwid front from review
The Kwid is powered by a 0.8L three-cylinder engine.

The Kwid targets entry-level small cars like the Maruti Alto 800 and the Hyundai Eon. It is powered by a 799 cc three-cylinder petrol engine capable of 54 PS and 72 Nm of torque, and is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. With this setup, the Kwid claims a class-leading fuel economy of 25.17 km/l. Helping the small car achieve this economy is the light 660 kg kerb weight.

The Kwid will be introduced in four variants – Std, RxE, RxL and RxT. The base variant misses out on AC, while the RxE is devoid of power steering. On the top-end RxT, Renault will offer a driver-side airbag as an optional extra. Features such as ABS and EBD are not available on the Kwid.

Renault Kwid steering India unveiling
A driver-side airbag is optional on the top-end variant of the Kwid.

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Later in its lifecycle, the Kwid will receive an automated manual transmission (AMT) and a more powerful 1.0-liter engine, to take on the likes of the Maruti Alto K10 and the Hyundai Eon 1L.

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Renault Kwid Interior – Image Gallery

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