Brazilian-spec Renault Kwid spotted during final pre-launch tests

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Will launch in five variants: Urban, Life, Iconic, Zen and Intense.

The Renault Kwid has been spied undisguised during its final pre-launch tests in Brazil. Prices are expected to be announced on May 15, while deliveries could start from June. Renault has already launched a new microsite of the Brazilian-spec Kwid for prospective customers to learn more in the following days.

Renault Kwid spotted front Brazil final pre-launch tests
Prices for the Brazilian-spec Renault Kwid are expected to be announced on May 15.

Top-end variants will exclusively get 14-inch gunmetal alloy rims, rear wiper and defogger, and body colored-ORVMs. The dimensions will be more or less identical to the Indian version, which measures 3,679 mm in length, 1,579 mm in width and 1,513 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,422 mm.

As previewed by the Renault Kwid Outsider concept at the Sao Paulo Auto Show 2017, the Brazil-spec version will have a slightly redesigned centre console, featuring window, door lock and rear defogger buttons located under the 7-inch MEDIANAV display, and a new instrument cluster with an analogue speedometer and tachometer dials, as well as a digital multi-info display.

A significant difference with the India-made Kwid is its safety quotient. The Renault Kwid in Brazil is 140 kg heavier owing to structural reinforcements with increased usage of high-strength steel. It also comes equipped with ISOFIX child seat anchor points, four airbags and ABS as standard, which should attract prospective buyers and help the Brazil-spec Kwid fare much better than the single star Renault Kwid (Indian version) in NCAP tests.

Renault Kwid spotted Brazil rear quarter final pre-launch tests
The Renault Kwid in Brazil (pictured) is 140 kg heavier than the model sold here owing to structural reinforcements for higher safety.

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Under the hood is a Flexfuel 1.0L 3-cyl engine with 79 CV & 10.2 kg.m of peak torque (gasoline), and 82 CV & 10.5 kg.m of torque (ethanol). Transmission options include a 5-speed manual gearbox or 5-speed AMT.

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[Source: Auto Esporte]

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