As Renault continues testing the facelifted Kwid ahead of its launch in the fourth quarter this year, one of its prototypes has been spied on the public roads yet again. The latest spy shots arrive from Team-BHP forum member Shubham Ghute.
The Renault Kwid test mule seen here has steel wheels and black ORVMs instead of two-tone glossy ORVMs which suggest that it is in a base or mid-range grade. In the pre-facelift model, the base grade doesn't include passenger-side ORVM and wheel covers. A fresh front-end is clearly evident despite the heavy camouflage.
The Renault Kwid will get a new radiator grille, two-tier front light setup, LED DRLs, new lower grille comprising three horizontal slats, restyled bumpers and slightly tweaked tail lamps with the facelift. Interestingly, even the base or mid-range grade seems to have LED DRLs. On the inside, the car isn't expected to carry any major revision. In addition to enhancements to the recently introduced MediaNav infotainment system and the digital instrument cluster, maybe there will be new trim and upholstery.
In terms of mechanicals, the facelifted Renault Kwid will derive its power from the upgraded, BS-VI version of the existing 0.8- and 1.0-litre SCe three-cylinder petrol engines. The 0.8- and 1.0-litre SCe three-cylinder petrol engines deliver 54 PS/72 Nm and 68 PS/91 Nm respectively in their BS-4 version. The 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual transmissions should be carried over.
With the launch of the 2020 Kwid, Renault will try to get win back the market share it has lost in the A-segment. Before that, the company will give the first generation Duster another facelift.
[Image Source - Team-BHP]