Renault Kwid 1L prototype shipped to Europe for testing – Report

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To debut at Auto Expo 2016 in February, reportedly.

An import document from Zauba reveals that Renault India has exported pre-production units of the Renault Kwid 1.0L variant for testing purposes to countries like Germany and France.

Renault Kwid front quarter launched India
The 1.0L engine underneath is an evolution of the all new 0.8 liter engine in the current Renault Kwid.

This falls inline with what Mr Gerard Detourbet, Alliance Global Vice President, Alliance A-Segment Development Unit, had told IndianAutosBlog at the world premiere of the Renault Kwid. He stated that an “evolution” of the Kwid’s all-new 800 cc three-cylinder engine (featured in the current model) will be seen. He also confirmed development plans for the AMT.

In the Indian market, the Renault Kwid 1L will rival the Maruti Alto K10 and K10 AMT respectively. A recent report stated that the Kwid 1L will be equipped with ABS and dual front airbags as well. Presently, a driver airbag is optional on the top-end variant of the Kwid though ABS is unavailable.

Renault Kwid interior launched India
The Kwid 1L will, reportedly, be equipped with ABS and dual front airbags as well.

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The model is expected to debut at the forthcoming Auto Expo 2016, scheduled to take place from the first week of February 2016. As for its market launch, Renault India has not put a timeframe on its arrival at showrooms.

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[Source: Zauba]

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