Renault launched the heavily facelifted version of the Kwid and the Kwid Climber today in the Indian market. With a starting price of Rs 2.83 lakhs, the Kwid has become one of the most affordable cars in the segment in the Indian market. Renault has officially released a television commercial with the launch of their new product and it looks quite youthful. Renault has started accepting the booking for the Kwid and the Climber at a payment of Rs 5,000. The deliveries are expected to begin soon.
Since the Kwid and the Kwid Climber are aimed at the young buyers, the TVC also echoes the same philosophy. The funky ad featuring the new Kwid Climber highlights the features and the new infotainment screen of the car. It sure looks quite interesting and different.
The new Kwid currently has eight different variants. The lowest variant is priced at Rs 2.83 lakhs while the most expensive Climber AMT is priced at Rs 4.84 lakhs. This makes the Kwid extremely affordable and much cheaper than the newly launched Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, which was launched yesterday at a price of Rs 3.69 lakhs.
The new Kwid looks quite interesting and is the first car to offer a split headlamp set-up in the segment. It gets a new grille up front and the extended part of the grille forms the DRLs and the turn indicators. The car also gets a brand-new grille and new bumpers and new skid plates that add a muscular look to the car. The main headlamp cluster is positioned way down the bumper, which gives it a look similar to the Tata Harrier. From the front, the Kwid looks similar to the Tata Harrier. The new Renault Kwid is available in Zanskar Blue, Fiery Red, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White, Outback Bronze and Electric Blue.
The cabin of the Renault Kwid also gets updated thoroughly. The dashboard now looks much more modern and gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The touchscreen system also gets Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity The car also gets a new steering wheel but there are no mounted buttons that can be used to control the infotainment system of the car. The AMT variants of the Kwid now get the rotary gear selector positioned in the middle of the front seats. Earlier, it was positioned on the dashboard of the car.
The top-end version of the car gets 14-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs, manual AC and rear centre armrest too. The safety equipment includes a driver-side airbag, ABS+EBD, seatbelt reminder, seatbelt reminder for front passengers, speed alert system and a reverse parking system. The engine option of 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre petrol engine remains the same.