Renault India has launched the Kwid facelift in the country, with prices starting at Rs 2.83 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. Variant wise ex-Delhi prices below –
|Standard 0.8||Rs 2,83,290|
|RxE 0.8||Rs 3,53,290|
|RxL 0.8||Rs 3,83,290|
|RxT 0.8||Rs 4,13,290|
|RxT 1.0||Rs 4,33,290|
|RxT AMT 1.0||Rs 4,54,490|
|Climber 1.0||Rs 4,63,290|
|Climber AMT 1.0||Rs 4,84,490|
As for the design, it has to be said that the designers have done a great job of making the car look incredibly stunning. It borrows the styling cues from the all-electric Renault City K-ZE that debuted in China earlier this year. The headlamp units are positioned lower down the bumper while the top ones are now “silver streak” DRLs that neatly align with the chrome lining of the grille.
As before, the Climber models get more rugged looks with orange accents and (faux) roof rails. The side profile has been largely retained and at the rear, the taillamps get LED light guides. There are new 14-inch wheels too and the ground clearance now measures 184 mm.
Buyers can choose from 6 color options – Zanskar Blue (new addition), Fiery Red, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White, Outback Bronze, and Electric Blue.
The fresh interiors feature a new dashboard that we saw in the aforementioned K-ZE, with the gear selector knob of the AMT variants now positioned in the centre console. Features include an 8-inch MediaNAV Evolution touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility, push-to-talk voice recognition, front power windows, LED instrument cluster similar to the one we saw in the Triber, and front and rear 12V power sockets. Buyers can opt rear power windows as well.
The Climber models get tastefully applied orange accents on the inside, and orange & white fabric seat upholstery. Download the Kwid facelift brochure here.
As for safety, the new Kwid gets driver airbag, ABS with EBD, and driver & passenger seat belt reminder as standard across all variants. The higher variants get reversing camera with guidelines displayed on the infotainment screen, and the option of rear power windows.
As before, the Kwid is offered with a choice of two naturally aspirated petrol engines. The entry-level is a 0.8-litre (799 cc) 3-cylinder unit, producing 54 hp at 5,678 rpm and 72 Nm (53 lb-ft) of torque at 4,386 rpm. For those who want more, there is a 1.0-litre (999 cc) 3-cylinder unit with 68 hp at 5,500 rpm and 91 Nm (67 lb-ft) of torque at 4,250 rpm on offer. Depending on the variant, the transmission is a 5-speed manual or an AMT.
The boot space of 279 litres is expandable up to 620 litres
Renault is offering 4 year/1 lakh km (whichever is earlier) warranty, and 24X7 Road Side Assistance (RSA) at no extra cost. This includes the regular 2 years/50,000 km comprehensive warranty along with a complimentary additional 2 years/50,000 km extended warranty.