Will launch for sale in Brazil in early 2017.
A lightly-camouflaged Renault Kwid has been spied testing in Brazil, ahead of its local debut at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show this week. It is confirmed to go on sale in Brazil in early 2017, where the units sold will be imported from India.
The Brazil-spec Kwid gets an exclusive orange color option, which looks similar to the new Renault Duster's 'Cayenne Orange'. It also gets multi-spoke alloy rims and a rear windshield wiper, which are not available in the India-spec Kwid. Otherwise the model arriving in Brazilian showrooms next year, looks wise, isn't much different to the India-spec Kwid.
The major difference is that the Brazil-spec Kwid is around 130 kg heavier than the Indian model, much of which is attributed to strengthening the body construction as well as other equipment. It is available with dual front airbags, side airbags and ABS as well. The Indian-spec Renault Kwid with safety enhancements managed just 1 star in the Global NCAP crash test.
As for engine options, new reports suggest that Renault Brazil may drop the 0.8L engine option due to its average performance, thus leaving the car with the 1.0L 12v three cylinder SCe engine. It will be paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, while it's unclear if the 5-speed Easy-R AMT gearbox equipped in the India-spec model will make the cut.