Renault Kwid 1L to launch in June, Kwid AMT to launch in festive season – Report

Posted on: Mar 15, 2016 - 10:06am IST

ABS, airbags reported to be on offer too.

According to a report on NDTV, the Renault Kwid 1.0-liter will have its market introduction in June 2016, whereas the Renault Kwid AMT will come to showrooms post that, during the festive season period. Both models had their debut at the Auto Expo 2016 last month.

Renault Kwid 1.0 front at the Auto Expo 2016
The 1L engine is based on the Renault Kwid 0.8L’s engine family.

Renault has not announced specifications for either models, and company officials remain mum on their market introductions. Mr. Sumit Sawhney, country CEO and managing director of Renault India, said that both variants will launch in the current calendar year, but did not state further.

The 1.0-liter engine on the Kwid is based on the same engine family as the 0.8-liter three-cylinder engine which powers the small car currently. The 0.8-liter variant develops 54 PS and 72 Nm of torque, and delivers a class-leading fuel efficiency of 25.17 km/l.

Renault Kwid 1.0 AMT interior at the Auto Expo 2016
The Kwid AMT finds a direct competitor in the Maruti Alto K10 AMT.

According to some reports, the 1.0-liter variant of the Kwid will offer ABS and dual front airbags as part of the optional safety kit. At present, buyers can only opt for a driver-side airbag on the top-end variant of the Kwid.

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The Renault Kwid 1.0-liter and AMT will rival the Maruti Alto K10 and K10 AMT. Hyundai offers a 1.0-liter variant on the Eon, but an AMT is unavailable on the product.

Renault Kwid 1.0 at the Auto Expo 2016 – Image Gallery

Renault Kwid 1.0 AMT at the Auto Expo 2016 – Image Gallery

Renault Kwid 1.0 SCe Engine at the Auto Expo 2016 – Image Gallery

[Source – NDTV]

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