Renault Kwid now gets AMT

The Renault Kwid has been getting a lot of numbers of the French manufacturer. After launching the more powerful 1.0-litre version of the car earlier this year, Renault has now launched the AMT version of the hatchback to further push the numbers. The Kwid AMT becomes the third variant after the regular Kwid and the Kwid 1.0 in the market.

What is it about?

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Renault showcased the Kwid AMT at the Auto Expo 2016 and it became on of the most anticipated cars in the budget segment. After launching the Kwid 1.0, Renault equipped the same 1.0-litre version of the car with AMT. The car is not available with the regular 0.8-litre engine.

Prices: The prices are introductory. The AMT version, which is available only in the top end variant costs Rs. 4.25 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi that makes it mere Rs. 30,000 more expensive than the top-end version of the manual 1.0-litre top-end, which retails at Rs. 3.95 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.Renault_KWID_AMT_knobThe Kwid comes with Easy-R, as Renault calls it. The gear selector itself is a small knob with simple, Reverse, Neutral and Drive mode. The absence of gear shifter from between the driver and the co-driver seats gives more space for the extra cubby holes. The Kwid AMT also gets MediaNav multimedia & navigation system. The dashboard is well laid out and there is minimalistic design. There are also two glove box on the dashboard and the car gets a lot of space to keep your things around.

Power

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The Kwid is powered by 3-cylinder 1.0-litre engine that produces a maximum of 67 BHP and 91 Nm of torque. The AMT also has a higher fuel efficiency, which is rated at 24.04 km/l. The Kwid manual gets a rated fuel efficiency of 23.01 km/l.

What other options?

In the segment, the Kwid AMT fights against the likes of Maruti Celerio AMT and Alto K10 AMT. The car will also compete against the upcoming Tata Tiago AMT. There are many options in the budget segment nowadays like the Nano AMT, WagonR AMT.

Check out our review of Kwid AMT