Renault Kwid’s production to increase by 50% within 3-6 months – Report

Posted on: Dec 15, 2015 - 5:02pm IST

Has received over 75,000 bookings.

Economic Times reports that Renault India will scale up production of the Kwid within the coming 3-6 months, in order to meet overflowing bookings. Since its launch on September 24, 2015, the company has received over 75,000 bookings for the entry-level car.

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

The recent rains in Chennai has affected the carmaker’s production schedule. Renault, and other manufacturers like Hyundai, Ford and BMW who operate manufacturing facilities on the outskirts of Chennai suspended production earlier in the month citing “employee safety was paramount”.

Renault currently produces around 5,000-6,000 units of the Kwid each month, but plans to increase this figure to 8,000-10,000 units, several vendors who supply components to Renault India told the publication. Over 98 percent of the car is localized.

Renault Kwid steering launched India
A driver airbag is offered as an option on the top-end variant of the Kwid.

It is powered by an all-new three-cylinder 0.8-liter petrol engine which develops 54 PS and 72 Nm of torque, with an ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of 25.17 km/l. Later in its lifecycle, Renault plans on offering an automated manual transmission (AMT) and a more powerful 1.0-liter petrol engine on the Kwid, however, company officials confirmed that a diesel variant will not be introduced.

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The Kwid is priced from INR 2.56 to INR 3.53 lakhs, ex-Showroom, New Delhi.

Renault Kwid – Image Gallery

[Source – Economic Times]

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