A spy video uploaded by YouTube channel Power Stroke PS shows the 2020 Renault Kwid undergoing road testing in India. The facelifted model is still a few months away from being launched.
The Renault Kwid was originally introduced back in 2015, and it went on to become an instant hit thanks to its distinctive SUV-inspired looks. But it has started showing its age and a mid-cycle refresh is in the works to make it popular in the Indian market again.
The 2020 Renault Kwid will boast numerous cosmetic updates with design cues majorly borrowed off the Renault City K-ZE. The facelifted model will feature a two-tier front light setup, new radiator grille, restyled bumpers, new lower grille with multiple horizontal slats, new wheel caps and tweaked tail lamps. What will also be new will be the use of LED DRLs which make the A-segmenter more likeable, but this might not be a standard feature.
On the inside, the cabin will likely more or less remain the same. The only little tweaks expected include fresh trim and upholstery, and also there may be a new MediaNav infotainment system and instrument cluster.
The 2020 Renault Kwid will likely be available with the 0.8- and 1.0-litre SCe three-cylinder petrol engines from the old model. These engines churn out 54 PS/72 Nm and 68 PS/91 Nm respectively. However, they could have been upgraded to BS-VI. Along with the engines, the 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual transmissions will be carried over.
The old Renault Kwid is priced from INR 2.71 lakh*. The new model could be priced from somewhere between INR 2.75-3.00 lakh*.