Renault recently launched the facelifted version of the Kwid in the Indian market. The French manufacturer has made quite a lot of changes to the car in terms of aesthetics and it almost seems likes a generation update rather than a facelift. Prices for the new Kwid start at Rs 2.83 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) which means it is much cheaper than the Tata Tiago and the Maruti S-Presso. The top-end variant of the Kwid is priced at Rs. 4.92 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Renault also offers AMT transmission option on the Kwid. Let’s now take a look at the video below by Namaste Car that shows the Kwid AMT in full glory.
For reference, the Tata Tiago is priced at Rs 4.49 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi while the entry-level Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is priced at Rs 3.69 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi. This makes them both expensive than the Kwid. Renault is currently offering AMT option on four variants of the Kwid which includes 1.0 RXT AMT, 1.0 RXT AMT (O), Climber 1.0 AMT and Climber 1.0 AMT (O). Pricing for these AMT variants starts at Rs. 4.63 lakh for the 1.0 RXT AMT variant and go all the way up to Rs 4.92 lakhs for the top end Climber 1.0 AMT (O).
The AMT unit on the Kwid is a 5-speed unit which drives the front wheels. Since the AMT variant is offered only on the top variants, they come loaded to brim with features. The Climber variant, on the other hand, come equipped with an attractive body kit which makes the car look rugged. This includes orange accents on body panels, roof rails, and blacked-out alloys among other things.
The interiors of the new Renault Kwid AMT facelift have been updated thoroughly too. The dashboard has been updated in a dark grey theme and it has been redesigned too. The dashboard now has revised climate control vents and a new touchscreen infotainment system that gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay system. The dashboard looks quite similar to the Triber. Also, the steering wheel of the new Renault Kwid is different from the previous model. However, still, there are no mounted controls on the hatchback that can be used to control the infotainment system. Renault has also not added a keyless start/stop system to the vehicle. The seats of the new Kwid also gets contrasting highlights all-over, which makes it look quite youthful.
The engine options on the new Kwid are the same as on the pre-facelift models. There is a 799cc, three-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine that generates a maximum power of 54 Bhp and 72 Nm of peak torque. The more powerful 1.0-litre, a three-cylinder petrol engine is also available with the Kwid. It churns out a maximum power of 67 Bhp and peak torque of 91 Nm. The smaller displacement engine only gets a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.0-litre engine option comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and automatic AMT transmission.