Renault Kwid BS6 launched in India: Gets pricier by Rs. 9,000

Renault India has launched the BS6 compliant Kwid in the Indian market. With the update, the price of the car goes up by Rs 9,000 for all the variants. The Renault Kwid now starts at Rs 2.92 lakhs. The top-end variant costs Rs 4.79 lakhs. Renault has also updated the Kwid Climber to make it BS6 compliant. The base version of the Kwid Climber is now priced at Rs 4.63 lakhs while the top-end variant will cost Rs 5.01 lakhs.

Renault Kwid

Apart from making the cars BS6 compliant no change has been done to both the versions of the Kwid. They both look identical to the pre-BS6 versions and offer the same number of features. Even the engine power and torque output remain exactly the same.

There are two engine options available with the Kwid. The entry-level engine of 799cc capacity produces a maximum power of 54 PS and peak torque of 72 Nm. There is a bigger 1.0-litre unit too. It produces a maximum of 68 PS and peak torque of 91 Nm. Both the engines produce same power and torque figures as the BS4 compliant engine options.

Following are variant wise prices for the BS6 Renault Kwid:

Kwid STD 0.8: Rs 2.92 lakhs

Kwid RXE 0.8: Rs 3.62 lakhs

Kwid RXL 0.8: Rs 3.92 lakhs

Kwid RXT 0.8: Rs 4.22 lakhs

Kwid RXT 1.0L: Rs 4.42 lakhs

Kwid RXT 1.0L (O): Rs 4.49 lakhs

Kwid RXT 1.0L AMT: Rs   4.72 lakhs

Kwid RXT (O) 1.0L AMT: Rs 4.79 lakhs

Kwid Climber: Rs 4.63 lakhs

Kwid Climber (O): Rs 4.71 lakhs

Kwid Climber AMT: Rs 4.93 lakhs

Kwid Climber (O) AMT: Rs 5.01 lakhs

Renault Kwid 1

The Renault Kwid takes on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto, Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, Tata Tiago and Datsun Redigo. The car was updated recently in the Indian market and it gets a fresh look. The stance of the Renault Kwid has improved with the facelift.

It gets split headlamps set-up that looks extremely good in the car. It is also the first car in the segment that offers split headlamps. The new grille of the Renault Kwid has an extended part that becomes the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) of the Kwid. Even the turn indicator is integrated into the DRL. It really looks futuristic.

The cabin of the Renault Kwid has 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.