Renault Kwid is India’s most fuel efficient petrol car at 25.17 km/l – IAB Report

Posted on: Sep 10, 2015 - 9:58am IST

Gets an optional driver-side airbag.

When launched in the coming weeks, the Renault Kwid will be India’s most fuel efficient petrol car with an ARAI-rated efficiency of 25.17 km/l, Renault India has revealed at the media drive event of the Kwid.

Renault Kwid side profile India unveiling
The Kwid features a class-leading ground clearance of 180 mm.

The company has also released the technical specifications of the Kwid, which weighs a mere 660 kg. The Kwid measures 3,679 mm in length, 1,579 mm in width, 2,423 mm in wheelbase, 180 mm in ground clearance, and comes with a 300 liter boot.

Power comes from a 799 cc three-cylinder petrol engine which is capable of 54 PS and 72 Nm of torque. At the time of launch, the Kwid will be paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox only, though an AMT is expected later on.

Speaking of its integrated 7-inch Media NAV system, Renault says the system supports Bluetooth, iPhone and iPod, USB, AUX-in, SD and satellite navigation with a 1 year free map update.

Renault Kwid interior India unveiling
Renault is expected to introduce an AMT on the Kwid later on.

On the safety front, the Kwid lacks ABS, but a driver-side airbag is optional.

The Kwid will be available in five colors – Fiery Red, Ice Cool White, Planet Grey, Moonlight Silver and Outback Bronze – and in four variants – Std, RxE, RxL and RxT. Renault will also offer 6 accessory packs on the Kwid for additional customization. The company says that bookings will open officially on September 14, though certain dealerships have already commenced accepting orders.

Renault Kwid – Image Gallery

Renault Kwid Interior – Image Gallery

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