Renault launches new base variant of Kwid 1.0

The Renault Kwid is a successful vehicle in India. Renault launched the more powerful 1.0-litre engine powered Kwid last year. Now to make the Kwid 1.0 more accessible, Renault has launched a new variant of the vehicle in the form of RXL. This becomes the new base model of the car, and it is priced at Rs. 3.54 lakh. The price difference between the RXL variants of 1.0-litre Kwid and the 0.8-litre Kwid is only Rs. 22,000 now. Renault has also launched the RXL AMT, which is priced at Rs. 3.84 lakh. The AMT Kwid 1.0-litre now becomes cheaper than the Maruti Alto K10 AMT, which is priced at Rs. 4.1 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.

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The Kwid 1.0-litre was earlier available only in the RXT trim.  The RXL variant will miss out of certain features like front fog lamps on the outside. Inside the vehicle, the RXL variant will not get the dual-tone dashboard, front power windows, driver information display, air blower, upper glove box, rear parcel tray, cabin light with fade out. The variant comes with single-DIN infotainment system with bluetooth function, but the touch-screen navigation will be missing from the new variant. The car also misses out a remote keyless entry with central locking, and there is no option to choose driver side airbag.

The 1.0-litre Kwid is powered by 999 cc engine that generates a maximum of 67 BHP and 91 Nm of maximum torque. The car gets 5-speed gearbox. Commenting on the launch of the new Renault KWID RXL 1.0L SCe variants, Mr Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said “KWID has proved to be one of the most successful vehicle launches in the Indian automotive industry, and it continues to set new benchmarks in the compact hatchback segment. Having seen a highly favourable response to the powerful – KWID RXT and RXT (O) 1.0L SCe and convenient – KWID RXT (O) AMT, we believe there is a lot of potential in the market for derivatives of these versions. With the introduction of Renault KWID RXL 1.0 SCe, we aim to make our 1.0L offering more accessible to customers, especially across Tier II-IV markets, as we focus on consolidating our presence in India.”