The upcoming Renault Kwid wants to take the entry level hatchback segment into a new dimension. With its crossover looks, an all-digital instrument cluster, and a 7-inch factory fitted infotainment system, it’s about to do that the competition hasn’t yet. It’s based on Renault Nissan’s CMF-A platform and will be manufactured in Chennai, India, with up to 98 per cent localisation, hence ensuring a low price tag.
Making its first appearance in an advert alongside a newly composed jingle by A R Rahman and the brand’s new ambassador, Ranbir Kapoor, the Kwid was showcased (and announced) in May this year.
Set to be launched in festive season this year (expected next month), the Renault Kwid will be powered by a three-cylinder 800cc engine. It will be longer and wider than its main rival, the Alto, at 3.68m and 1.58m respectively. And backing its plastic cladding laden crossover styling is a 180mm ground clearance.
Apart from the video above, the car was caught testing recently, in what appear to be base and top-end variants.
The base variant, likely to be priced close to the Rs 3 lakh mark, gets black bumpers, door handles, and side mirrors. Use of steel rims means alloys won’t be offered while the black treatment on the B pillar and side body mouldings might not make it, too.
The top spec version, on the other hand, gets lots of chrome on the dual-slat radiator grille, tail lamps and fog lamp enclosures, and even door handles. Other bits like alloy wheels and roof rails were also seen on the said test mule.
Source: Team BHP