Renault Kwid prices to increase next month – IAB Report
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Prices to increase by 3 percent.
Renault India has announced that it will increase prices across its lineup from January 2016. The price increase is announced to be 3 percent, and will affect the newly-launched Renault Kwid as well.
The Kwid was launched in the last week of September 2015 with prices ranging from INR 2.56 lakhs to INR 3.53 lakhs, ex-Showroom, New Delhi. The small car has already received over 75,000 bookings and commands a waiting period upto 6 months in certain cities.
Renault India have announced that they will ramp up production of the Kwid. According to a report, the Chennai plant, which is currently making around 5,000 units/month will produce around 8,000-10,000 units/month within the next 3-6 months.
The Kwid is currently offered with a three-cylinder 0.8-liter petrol engine capable of 54 PS and 72 Nm of torque, with an ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of 25.17 km/l. A 5-speed manual gearbox is the only transmission choice on offer, but an automated manual transmission (AMT) is in the reckoning, reportedly next year.
A digital instrument cluster, keyless entry, an optional driver airbag, front power windows, a touchscreen Media NAV system with Bluetooth and AC are among the features offered on the small car.