Renault Kwid gets 7,000 bookings in Brazil – Report

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According to Motor1, Renault Brazil has received an overwhelming 7,000 bookings for the locally-produced Renault Kwid. Deliveries are expected to commence between August and September.

Renault Kwid Brazilian spec front three quarter angle
Brazilian deliveries of the Kwid are expected to commence between August and September.

Priced between BRL 29,990 – BRL 39,990, the Kwid available in three grades: Life, Zen and Intense. Similar to the India-spec Kwid’s reception in our country, the Brazilian model garnered huge interest owing to its SUV-inspired styling, class-leading space and practicality, good list of features and featuring 4 airbags + ABS as standard. Renault were so confident in their product that they even released pre-launch advertorials that attacks its closest rival – the VW Up!.

Powering the Brazilian spec Kwid is a 1.0-litre flex-fuel engine producing 66 hp & 9.4 kg.m with petrol, and 70 hp & 9.8 kg.m with ethanol. It is claimed to average 15.2 km/l (petrol) and 10.5 km/l (ethanol). The Kwid will only be sold with a 5-speed manual gearbox, for now. It is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 14.7 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 156 km/h.

Renault Kwid Brazilian spec steering wheel and instrument cluster
The Kwid garnered huge interest owing to its SUV-inspired styling, class-leading space and practicality, good list of features and featuring 4 airbags + ABS as standard.

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Some of the standard features in the Brazil-spec Kwid includes colour-coded bumpers, 14-inch steel wheels with three lug nuts, front seats with fixed headrests and height-adjustable seatbelts. The top-end Intense grade gets MediaNav 2.0 touchscreen system with built-in GPS, and reverse camera, Electric trunk opening, power ORVMs, fog headlamps and chrome-finished door handles.

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[Source: Motor1 Brazil]

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