The Kwid has been showered with grand success since its launch. The waiting period has been running into months for the car. The company announced the more powerful version of Kwid powered by the 1.0-litre engine during the Auto Expo and finally, the French company has launched the car. Priced at only 22,000 more than the 0.8-litre version of the car, the Kwid 1.0-litre comes with an all-new engine and few stickers on the outside.
The new Kwid 1.0-litre is only available with top of the line variants – RXT and RXT (optional) and the features remain exactly the same as the 0.8-litre Kwid. The RXT variant is priced at Rs. 3.82 lakh while the RXT (O) variant carries a sticker price of Rs. 3.95 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi.)
Talking about the engine, the powerful Kwid gets 67 Bhp of maximum power and 91 Nm of maximum torque. The 5-speed gearbox is same as the one seen on the 0.8-litre version of the car. The 3-cylinder petrol engine has been used by Renault for the first time in the world and will be used in many global cars in the future. The higher powered Kwid returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 23.01 km/l as certified by ARAI. The car targets the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 that has a certified fuel efficiency of 24.07 km/l.
The only difference in the exterior is the chequered flag decal on the sides of the car with 1.0 moniker on it. The car also gets bigger ORVMs. The car comes with features like 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, USB and AUX-in support. For the safety, both the variants get seat belt pretensioner and driver side airbag as an optional feature.
Renault Kwid 1.0-litre also gets better NVH levels because of the new engine that has a reworked timing chain, clutch and the engine mounts. Renault is also working on the AMT version of the Kwid which should be launched by the festive season.
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