Renault Kwid AMT to launch ‘shortly’ after Kwid 1.0 MT

Posted on: Aug 19, 2016 - 1:57pm IST

Will be a 5-speed ‘Easy-R’ unit.

Renault India CEO, Mr. Sumit Sawhney, has divulged to journalists at the Kwid press drive event that the Renault Kwid 1.0 AMT variant will launch shorty after the Kwid 1.0 MT. The arrival of the latter variant is scheduled for August 22.

Renault Kwid 1.0 AMT front quarter at the Auto Expo 2016
The arrival of the Kwid 1.0 MT is scheduled for the August 22.

Renault has not revealed much details about the AMT unit, but it’s likely to be a 5-speed unit branded ‘Easy-R’. It will be paired to an all new 999 cc three cylinder SCe engine, which produces 68 PS and 91 Nm. With the 5-speed manual option, the Kwid 1.0 is capable of averaging 23.01 km/L.

The gear selector of the AMT variant is unique; it is a dial located beside the window controls on the center console with the usual selection of gears. It also has a crawl function that helps move forward/reverse slowly without throttle input. Unlike the Maruti Alto K10 AGS, the Kwid AMT doesn’t have the option to shift gears manually.

Renault Kwid 1.0 AMT Easy-R gear shift control knob at the Auto Expo 2016
The gear selector of the Kwid AMT variant is unique; it is a dial located beside the window controls on the center console.

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The AMT variant is likely to be exclusive to the top-end RxT and RxT (O) variants of the Renault Kwid, which feature a 7 inch MEDIANAV touchscreen display, fabric seat upholstery with red inserts, front power windows and an optional driver’s airbag.

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