Renault Kwid Facelift launched in India: CHEAPER than the Maruti S-Presso

Renault has launched the facelifted version of the Kwid in the Indian market. Even though this is a facelifted version of the car, it gets substantial updates, especially in the front. The new Kwid is priced at Rs 2.83 lakhs, making it priced much cheaper than the Tata Tiago and the Maruti S-Presso. For reference, the Tata Tiago is priced at Rs 4.49 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi. The entry-level Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is priced at Rs 3.69 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi.

Renault Kwid 1

The most significant change in the 2019 Renault Kwid is its front-end. It now 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 car gets contrasting highlights around the main headlamp cluster, which is positioned closer to the road. The car also gets contrasting highlighted ORVMs and roof rails. Renault has also updated the alloy wheels and the gunmetal colour of the wheels look quite good.

Renault Kwid 2

From the side, the Kwid retains its shape. There are not many changes done to the vehicle from the side. The rear of the car has not been changed much too. The car gets revised tail lamps and new vertically-mounted tail lamps.

Renault Kwid 4

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.

Renault Kwid 3

Engine-wise, the Renault Kwid remains untouched. It gets 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. The Kwid is also available in the Climber version, which comes with added plastic cladding around the body for a muscular look.