Renault Kwid Easy-R (Renault Kwid Automatic) launch confirmed for Nov 7

02/11/2016 - 13:31 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

Bookings now open for INR 25,000. can reveal that the Renault Kwid Easy-R AMT version (Renault Kwid Automatic) will launch from November 7. Renault will do soft launches in a week-long campaign as the car was already showcased at the Auto Expo 2016.

Renault Kwid 1.0 AMT Easy-R gear shift control knob at the Auto Expo 2016
The Renault Kwid AMT will lack manual shifting modes like the Alto K10 AGS, using a dial integrated into the center console, instead.

Renault India released the first teaser of the Renault Kwid AMT with the motto "Get Ready to Change the Way you Drive", last week, suggesting they were ready for the launch. Dealers IAB got in touch with said deliveries would begin this month, and a booking can be made for INR 25,000. This is Renault's second car with AMT, after the Duster.

The Renault Kwid Automatic will be the most expensive variant of the current CMF-A family. It comes with the 'Shift Control Dial' embedded below the HVAC switches, which will offer three driving modes - Reverse, Neutral and Drive. The in-built 'Crawl' function lets the car move forward and back without throttle input, much like a CVT.

The Kwid's Easy-R AMT unit is a 5-speed gearbox. It will be available only on the Kwid 1.0L, which packs a 999 cc engine that produces 68 PS and 91 Nm. The 5-speed manual variant is capable of averaging 23.01 km/L, and the AMT variant will return the same mileage.

Renault Kwid 1.0 AMT pedals at the Auto Expo 2016
In place of the gear lever is a cubby hole, but the significant change is the absence of the clutch pedal.

Also Read: Renault Kwid 1.0L MT – First Drive Review

The Kwid Easy-R AMT will be limited to the top-end RxT variant, and will get 7-inch MEDIANAV touchscreen display, fabric seat upholstery with red inserts, front power windows and an optional driver airbag.

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