Renault Kwid 1.0L AMT launched in India at INR 4.25 Lakhs
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Only available in the top-end RxT (O) grade.
Renault has silently launched the third variant of the Kwid today – the 1.0L Easy-R AMT. It is only available in the top-end RxT (O) grade and priced at INR 4.25 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), which is nearly INR 29,000 more than the RxT (O) manual variant.
Under the hood is a 999 cc (1.0L) three cylinder SCe engine paired with a 5-speed Easy-R AMT unit. It produces 68 PS at 5,500 rpm and 91 Nm at 4,250 rpm, and capable of averaging a fuel mileage of 24.04 km/L (ARAI-certified), making it slightly more fuel efficient than the manual variant.
In Kwid AMT, the R, N and D gears are selected via a circular dial located beside the window controls on the center console. Unlike its nearest rival, it lacks the option to shift manually, so you’ll have to completely rely on its electronics to serve up the next gear.
There are no changes to the equipment list. The Kwid AMT RxT (O) comes equipped with a 7-inch MEDIANAV touchscreen system, bluetooth connectivity and GPS-guided navigation, a multi-info display under the digital speedometer, driver’s airbag and front ‘Pro-Sense’ seat-belt pre-tensioners, and remote central locking.