Renault Kwid gets over 90,000 bookings prompting start of 3rd factory shift – Report

Posted on: Feb 2, 2016 - 1:40pm IST

The third shift will begin in March.

The Renault Kwid has garnered over 90,000 bookings since its launch in September. It has helped the company post a 151 percent growth in sales in December 2015 as compared to the previous December.

Red Renault Kwid headlamp and grille
Team-BHP reports that the third shift would help reduce the waiting period of the car, while making room for the Kwid Automatic and Kwid 1.0L variants.

Team-BHP reports that Renault will start the third production shift at its Chennai plant to meet the high demand. The car’s component suppliers have been asked to prepare for a ramp up from March this year. The production boost will help reduce waiting period, and generate capacity to produce the Renault Kwid 1.0 and the Renault Kwid Automatic variants which will be unveiled at the Auto Expo tomorrow.

Currently the Kwid has an 8 month waiting period, while prices were increased by up to INR 11,000 last month. The top-end RXT (O) variant now costs INR 3,64,130 (previously INR 3,53,131), ex-showroom, while the base variant which was launched at INR 2,56,968, is bumped to INR 2,59,968 (ex-showroom).

Renault Kwid digital instrument cluster
The Kwid currently has a waiting period of 8 months, with bookings inching towards the 1 lakh mark.

Based on the CMF-A platform, the Kwid measures 3,679 mm in length, 1,579 mm in width, 1,478 mm in height and 2,422 mm in wheelbase. It has a ground clearance of 180 mm and a fuel tank capacity of 28 liters.

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The Kwid will make its Brazilian debut this year, while exports to Zambia from India have also been confirmed.

Renault Kwid – Image Gallery

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