The Renault Kwid facelift comes with a new front fascia and more features, along with a thoroughly revised cabin. There are no changes on the mechanical front though.
The updated Renault Kwid has been launched in the country with a starting price of Rs 2.83 lakh (ex-showroom). Highlights of the new version include a heavily revised front fascia along with new features and equipment. The Kwid facelift is available in five variants and two engine options, offered with both a manual gearbox and AMT. Bookings of the new vehicle are open online at Rs 5,000.
The Kwid has always been known for its attractive styling, as it brought the ‘rugged’ look of an SUV into the entry-level budget hatchback segment. In that regard, the new version takes the game forward as it looks even better. The front end features an all-new design, which is inspired by the company’s City KZ-E electric car that was revealed in China a few months ago. It features a split headlamp setup with LED daytime running lamps on top, while a chrome-grille sits pretty between the LEDs. The front fascia is quite muscular and is neatly done. The side profile is largely unchanged, and at the back, the tail-lamps have been re-profiled with an LED element. Also, there’s a new rear bumper with reflectors on either side. The top-spec Climber version features faux skid plates, roof rails, and 14-inch wheels with grey wheel caps.
Inside, the new Kwid gets more updates, featuring a new dashboard design, new steering wheel and a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The rotary gear shifter in AMT versions has also been repositioned to the centre console from the dashboard in the outgoing model. Top-end versions will also come with accents matching body colour. Safety equipment includes ABS, driver’s airbag and reverse parking sensors as standard fitment. The Climber version gets an additional passenger airbag at front.
On the mechanical front, there are no changes. The new Kwid is offered in two three-cylinder petrol engine options – 53bhp/72Nm 0.8-litre and 67bhp/91Nm 1.0-litre. The former is offered only with a 5-speed manual, while the bigger motor gets an optional 5-speed AMT. The engines aren’t BS-VI compliant as yet, which is surprising given the April 2020 deadline.
The Renault Kwid will compete against the recently launched Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and the Datsun Redigo.
Here are the variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) of the new Kwid,
Standard - Rs 2.83 lakh
RxE - Rs 3.53 lakh
RxL - Rs 3.83 lakh
RxT - Rs 4.13 lakh
RxT 1.0 - Rs 4.33 lakh
RxT AMT - Rs 4.63 lakh
Climber - Rs 4.54 lakh
Climber AMT - Rs 4.84 lakh