Renault Kwid has been the most successful car from the French manufacturer in the Indian market since its launch. The Kwid with its SUV-inspired design made it extremely popular in the Indian market. Renault is currently working on a facelifted model of the Kwid and the hatchback has already been spotted testing on the Indian roads.
AutoTrend TV has caught the upcoming vehicles testing on the roads under heavy camouflage. While the camouflage successfully hides the design of the vehicle, the overall shape of the Kwid will remain the same. Even though it will be a facelift, Renault is expected to do some major changes to the car’s design, which will definitely attract more eyes on the roads.
While it is not known what the Indian-spec Kwid may look like, it is likely to get inspired by Renault K-ZE EV, which was revealed for the Chinese market. However, Renault has not confirmed the design of the upcoming vehicle yet and has not officially commented on how it may look like. Also, the Renault Kwid will utilise the same platform and will get changes like a new grille, new headlamps and new bumpers on the outside. Renault may also offer a new wheel cap design.
Inside the cabin, the upcoming hatchback might get massive updates inspired by the upcoming Triber. We may get to see the same driver instrument cluster and the infotainment system on the upcoming hatchback. It should be noted that the Renault Triber, which will be launched in the Indian market next month is based on a modified platform of the Renault Kwid. It looks quite modern and gets powered by the same 1.0-litre engine that is available with the Kwid.
Renault is expected to offer an updated feature list in the car. Since the Kwid takes on the likes of Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki WagonR and the Hyundai Santro, it will be heavily updated to take on these vehicles. The Kwid is likely to get new upholstery too.
The facelifted Kwid will be launched near the implementation of the BS6 norms in the Indian market. This is why the vehicle will come with a BS6 compliant engine in the market. Renault is likely to launch new, cleaner versions of the current engine options available in the market. At the moment, the Kwid gets powered by a 0.8-litre, 3-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 53 Bhp and peak torque of 72 Nm. There is a more powerful 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 68 Bhp and peak torque of 91 Nm. The 1.0-litre variant also gets AMT automatic transmission as an optional unit.