Renault Kwid base variant spotted on test – Spied
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Launches during the festival season.
Renault’s upcoming Kwid has been spied testing several times but this picture from a Motoroids reader hints at how the base variant would look like. This variant will be the entry-level offering priced at about INR 3 lakhs, when it launches during the festival season.
The model has all the makings of a base variant such as unpainted bumpers, side mirrors, door handles and the complete absence of chrome embellishments as well as the side body cladding.
The Kwid is based on Renault-Nissan’s modular CMF-A platform, measuring 3.68 meters long, 1.58 meters wide; having a ground clearance of 180 mm which is high for a small car like this.
Interiors (of the top-end variant) are expected to be quite well equipped for this price range with features such as the segment-first 7-inch touchscreen Media-Nav infotainment system and an all-digital instrument cluster.
Power will be derived from an 800 cc, three-cylinder DOHC engine churning out 57 bhp coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission equipped with low-gear ratios for better drivability. At a later stage Renault is expected to come out with a more powerful 1.0-liter engine and an AMT with a rotary gear shifter.
The Kwid is developed at the Renault Nissan Technology Business Center India (RNTBCI) near Chennai, will be manufactured at the Renault-Nissan alliance plant in Oragadam, Chennai, and is the first regional Renault car to have about 98 percent localisation. The Kwid was unveiled in India on May 20.
Renault Kwid – Image Gallery
Renault Kwid Interior – Image Gallery