When Renault introduced Kwid hatchback in 2015 September, it became an instant bestseller, and now the booking figures for the car have crossed the milestone one lakh mark. This stylish hatchback built by the reputed French firm Renault is in huge demand. Within a few months’ post launch, the profit outcome of Kwid was higher than even the extremely popular Maruti Suzuki Alto. In 2016 March, Kwid generated massive fortunes, and the car alone has contributed a massive 159.8% growth.
There is some excellent news for ardent Kwid fans, the company is going to introduce the car with 1.0-liter engine in 2016 August, indicating that it is going to happen this month itself. How exciting does it sound? Sumit Sawhney, the Managing Director and Operations Country CEO of Renault India commented on the introduction of the forthcoming 1-liter hatchback and said, ‘’Kwid is going extremely well in India and it is in huge demand, and we are now keen to strengthen the presence of the car to a greater level in the country with the launch of 1.1-liter engine.
Since the time of launch in 2015 September till now more than 75,000 units of Kwid is sold. With the forthcoming 1-liter Kwid we are keen on building the brand value of the car and also determined to offer customers a more powerful model of the existing car in entry-level market. The existing Kwid is powered with a robust 800cc engine and is sold within a price range of Rs 2.62 to 3.67 lakhs and now the 1-liter Kwid is likely to be sold at a price of Rs 3.2 to 4.1 lakhs.
Very soon the Kwid with 1.0-liter engine will launch in India, and this car will have AMT transmission. Now what is interesting about this forthcoming car, let us go through some of the intriguing features. It is going to have the exact same features as the present car, let us find out.
The upcoming AMT Kwid will have the same body material and the existing car, and it will continue to look super-stylish and will bear a typical SUV like appearance. The vehicle has an admirable 180mm ground clearance. This is a budget hatchback car and it has incredibly stylish looks that is worth so much more than what it is offered for.
Like the exterior, there isn’t much of a change on the interior, the cabin is super spacious and five occupants can just sit comfortably and have a grand time. The world-class 300-liter boot is great to head on a life-remembering vacation. The 1.0-liter Kwid has AMT gearbox, and this is the main difference of the interior and it will have rotary gear selector.
It is the top-end variants that will have the 1.0-liter engine with AMT gearbox, and for those who are really interesting in buying this car, watch out for these features. The most noteworthy features of the Kwid AMT 1.0-liter is rear spoiler, outer rear view mirror on both ends, digital instrument cluster, power windows, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) and stunning touchscreen infotainment with USB, Aux and Bluetooth connectivity.
Kwid 1.0-liter AMT is powered with a robust 1-liter SCe petrol engine that generates fierce energies of 85Nm and 75bhp. The engine is coupled with five speed manual or five speed automatic gearbox.
The soon to launch Kwid 1.0-liter AMT is a hatchback with a superior engine compared to the present car. Besides the engine and AMT what else is interesting about the car, for those who have decided to buy the car, these are the facts that you should know.
Renault has introduced internally adjustable outer rear view mirrors in the car, and the benefit here they don’t need to be adjusted like how it is even in the extremely popular Duster. The outer rear view mirrors can be adjusted with the aid of stalk adjustment. This is one of the big new features in Kwid 1.0-liter AMT, mainly because it is a hassle to pull down the window and adjust mirrors. These are the small details that make a big difference to the comfort and convenient levels.
For those who are really concerned about the safety aspect of Kwid, this is a safe car to drive in. It has ABS, dual airbags, crumple zones and five-seat belts. Now there are reports that Renault will incorporate the 1.0-liter AMT Kwid with two airbags. It is true that the company is offering two airbags as an optional feature along with the couple of airbags present in the existing Kwid. Now the more powerful Kwid is an even more safer car to drive in.
Renault will engineer a more powerful ABS equipment in Kwid 1.0-liter AMT and this is a beneficial feature with regard to lowering the stopping distance of the car.
The presence of parking sensor and parking camera is helpful to help the drive to comfortably park even in tight parking spots.
The 1.0-liter Kwid will have bigger alloy wheels and according to reports, it is possible that Renault could fit in different types of wheel designs of varied colors, widening customer choice options. What is the advantage of fitting the car with bigger wheels? it is an important safety feature and consumers can benefit from superior handling.
The new feature list in the 1.0-liter Kwid does not end here, the car will also have driver arm rest, rear wipers, daytime running LED lights and rear power window.
The 1.0-liter Kwid is a really exciting car to look forward to, it is packed with so many new features. This is a more powerful and featured Kwid and it is going to be a threat to its competition. The most sought after fierce rivals are Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Datsun Redi-Go, Hyundai Grand i10 and Chevrolet Beat. It will be interesting to read about the market presence of the car post launch.