Renault Kwid based compact sedan: What it could look like

French car manufacturer Renault has couple of models in the pipeline for Indian market – one is a compact sedan while the other is a compact SUV. One of the most popular car from the manufacturer is the Kwid hatchback. It has been around for a while and last year it received a facelift. It competes with cars like Tata Tiago, Maruti S-Presso in the segment. Renault also launched Triber which is a sub-4 meter compact 6-seater MPV based on Kwid platform. In the coming years, Renault will be launching more and more vehicles using the same platform. Here we have a rendered image that shows how a Renault Kwid based compact sedan would look like.

The rendered images have been created by Brazilian artist, Kleber Silva. He has created many such renders of upcoming vehicles in the past. The Renault Kwid based compact sedan looks pretty good in terms of design in the images. The front of the car is similar to the facelifted Renault Kwid hatchback. It gets LED DRLs and turn indicators on top whereas the headlights are placed on the lower part of the bumper. Unlike Kwid, it has a chrome strip running across the lower part of the front grille that gives it a bit more upmarket feel. The bumper also looks a bit different from the one seen in regular hatchback.

Looking at the side profile, the car gets sporty looking alloy wheels and a proportionate design. One of the major challenges that manufacturer face while designing a sub-4 meter sedan is the rear. But from the render, it looks like Kwid-based sedan will have a decent looking rear design. At the rear, the rendered sedan gets a split tail light set up similar to the one seen Renault Clio.

The lower part of the bumper is redesigned and gets black cladding along with integrated reflector lights in it. The Kwid-based compact sedan is likely to be launched in the market by 2021. It is likely to get a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated or a 1.0 litre three cylinder turbo petrol engine. It is expected to get an AMT gearbox along with the manual one. The car will compete with Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Aura and Xcent in the segment. It’ll sit on the CMF-A platform, which means that a competitive price tag is almost a given. The sub-4 meter compact SUV that Renault is planning for India will also be based on the CMF-A platform.