The French multinational automobile maker has come up with its new model Renault Kwid. Renault Kwid is said to be micro crossover and is expected to be launched in this festive season. The model comes SUVish looks and best-in-class features and will set a tough competition against Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon.
The car measures 3.68 m in length and 1.58 m in width with an ample ground clearance of 180mm. At 300 litres, the Kwid offers the largest boot in its segment by far. The car gets a new 800cc three-cylinder petrol engine which was developed in India. The motor is able to deliver a power output of 57 hp and 74 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission drives the front wheels but an AMT could also be in the offing. The new motor is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency and claims a mileage of 25kmpl.
The Kwid is the first product to be based on CMF-A low-cost platform and was developed at Renault-Nissan Technology Business Centre India (RNTBCI) near Chennai. Low cost of development combined with heavy localization of 98% and is expected to be priced around 3-4 lakhs.
The car is expected to be offered in 4 variants with the base model making do with black bumpers and steel wheels. The top-end model features touchscreen infotainment system, body colored bumpers, power windows and etc.