The entire Renault range in India is now RDE complaint and meets BS6 Step 2 emission standards. The automaker has equipped all its cars with a self-diagnostic device to constantly monitor emission levels and other critical emission devices.
The 2023 Renault Kwid features a tire pressure monitoring system, ESP, hill start assist (AT only), and traction control as standard across the range. Renault has also added a new entry-level RXE variant, priced at Rs 4.69 lakh, and bookings for the updated model are now open. However, the manufacturer is yet to announce the delivery dates. But the deliveries are likely to start in the coming few months.
In addition, the Kwid range now includes ORVM turn indicators and select variants have steering-mounted audio and phone controls.
ESP, HSA, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring systems are available in select Kwid variants.
The 2023 Renault Kwid RXE variant is powered by the 1.0-liter engine. It comes with ORVM turn indicators and steering-mounted audio and phone controls. There is also the regular 800cc three-cylinder unit producing 52bhp/72Nm and mated to a five-speed manual. The RXE variant has both the five-speed manual or a five-speed automated manual transmission options.
Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations
“Renault India remains committed to Government of India’s vision for clean and green environment. The launch of new BSVI Step 2 compliant petrol engines across the range will ensure substantial reduction in emissions, thus contributing to a safer and cleaner environment. Safety is of paramount importance to us and the introduction of new class leading safety features in our new 2023 range further reiterates our commitment towards offering products that can deliver the highest global standards of safety, accessible to Indian customers,”
2023 Kiger and Triber
Both the 2023 Renault Kiger and 2023 Triber now come with standard safety features like electronic stability programme (ESP), hill start assist (HSA), traction control system (TCS) and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The Triber now also gets chrome door handles and seat upholstery.
Both Renault Kwid and Kiger has 4-star Safety Rating for Adult occupants as tested by Global NCAP. The Kwid has been quite popular in the Indian market since its launch, especially due to its SUV-inspired design theme.
In India, the Renault Kwid rivals cars like Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, WagonR, Celerio and the likes. It even takes on the cars like Hyundai Santro. While the market share of SUVs continues to rise, small cars and hatchbacks remain the favourite of the Indian market.