The much awaited Renault Kwid new version launched in India. This is the more powerful and efficient 1.0-litre avatar which is available to purchase at Rs 3.82 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Renault Kwid 1.0-litre New Version comes in RXT and RXT (O) variants. RXT (O) priced Rs 3.96 lakh. On external appearance the car looks identical to its 800cc sibling.
You can see two-tone OVRMS, Snazzy chequered graphics under the door handles, SUV-like exteriors as added changes on this Kwid hatchback. About interiors, it gets beautiful dual-tone dashboard, chrome-accentuated digital instrument cluster, Champion Red seat upholstery, chrome inserts over centre and side aircon vents.
Powering the Renault Kwid 1.0-litre New Version is an efficient 999cc 3-cylinder DOHC engine. The engine capable of churns out 68PS of power and 91Nm of peak torque on ride. The new 1.0-litre engine compared with earlier one is 14PS more powerful and 19Nm torquier.
Engine of Renault Kwid 1.0-litre New Version mated to 5-speed gearbox for smooth transmission. Company claimed fuel efficiency is 23kmpl from this new engine. Safety and comfort options includes remote keyless entry, central locking, engine immobilizer, seat belts for front and rear passengers etc.
Another special feature is the pro-sense front seat belt function. This is segment first option. There is also driver side airbag as optional. Hope the Renault Kwid 1.0-litre New Version need to compete with the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, the Hyundai Eon and the Tata Tiago petrol in the country’s entry-level segment.