Renault Kwid turned out to be a grand success for the French manufacturer when it was initially launched in 2015. Since then, the segment has seen a lot of new launches that have followed the same muscular stance. Since it was first launched in the Indian market, Renault did not do many changes to the car. However, this time they are bringing a slew of changes to the car and it looks like a brand-new car altogether. We have exclusive pictures of the upcoming Kwid to show how it will look like in real life before the official launch of the car.
Just like the official teaser image released by Renault, the production version of the car looks stunning. It will get split headlamp set-up, which will be similar to the likes of Tata Harrier and newly launched Hyundai Venue. However, the Kwid will get the split headlamps for the first time in the segment.
The pictures show that the car gets a sleek lamp that will become the DRL of the vehicle. The main headlamp cluster will be positioned below in the bumper. The DRL form the extended part fo the grille and add a very futuristic look to the vehicle.
The new Kwid will also become quite muscular in terms of looks. It gets skid plate at the front and the rear. Also, there are orange highlights all over the vehicle including the housing of the headlamp cluster, skid plate and the ORVMs. It is not known if the same orange highlight will be seen on all the colour options of the car or Renault will use some other contrasting colour on the differently coloured Kwid. Nonetheless, it sure looks dominating and will attract a lot of attention on the roads.
From the side, the Kwid looks similar to the current version of the car complete with the cladding on the wheel arches but the roof rail get the same orange highlights. Also, the rear gets a makeover with a tweaked bumper in place. Overall, the upcoming Kwid looks like a major upgrade and will push a lot of customers towards the entry-level hatchback.
We have also received the pictures of the interior of the vehicle and this is the first time that we are getting to see what the cabin of the Kwid will look like. The orange highlights can be seen in the interior of the vehicle too and this version looks like the top-end variant that offers a touchscreen infotainment system.
Renault is unlikely to change the engine options and will continue to offer the 0.8-litre engine that produces a maximum of 54 Bhp and 72 Nm and a 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit that produces a maximum of 67 Bhp and 91 Nm. The 1.0-litre engine option also gets an optional AMT automatic transmission.