First spy shots of the 2020 Renault Kwid have surfaced online today, revealing a majority of its exterior changes. The facelifted model will be launched later this calendar year, likely in the fourth quarter.
With the facelift, the Renault Kwid has incorporated a front-end inspired by the design of the Renault City K-ZE, which is basically its pure electric variant introduced as a separate model. There’s a new radiator grille and the headlamps seem to have gone under a complete redesign, adopting the split, two-tier style that is the latest trend among SUVs globally. What’s clear is that the A-segment car has gained LED lightning with the facelift. The lower grille is also new, and it comprises three horizontal slats.
On the sides, the test mule is equipped with new wheel caps, and new alloy wheels are likely to be available as accessories. At the rear, like at the front, there's a new bumper, and along with tweaked tail lamps, it should give Renault’s low-cost hatchback a subtle visual refresh. On the inside, expect the 2020 Renault Kwid to come with new upholstery and trim, and maybe even a new instrument cluster similar to that of the Renault City K-ZE.
With the facelift, the Renault Kwid’s 0.8- and 1.0-litre SCe three-cylinder petrol engines should get upgraded to conform to BS-VI emission norms. The BS-IV version of these naturally aspirated units come in the tuning of 54 PS/72 Nm and 68 PS/91 Nm respectively. Transmission choices should remain the same: 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual.
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Before giving the Kwid its first facelift, Renault will roll out another minor change for the first generation Duster. The company’s first launch this year will be the Triber MPV, though, set to reach showrooms in July.
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