Renault as brand has been present in the Indian market for over a decade and one of the most popular model from the manufacturer is their Kwid hatchback. It is a currently the entry level model from the brand. Renault Kwid has been a popular car among small car buyers ever since its launch. Actually it was Renault Kwid and Duster that made Renault brand popular in Indian market. The main reason behind Kwid becoming popular among the buyers is its looks and when initially launched, it was the only car in its segment to offer a touchscreen at that time. The SUV like design at the front, features and an affordable price tag helped Kwid become popular in India. Last year, Renault launched facelifted version of Kwid in the market and is doing pretty well as well. Here we have a new TV commercial that was launched by Renault India for the facelifted Kwid hatchback.
The video has been uploaded by Renault India on their youtube channel. The video starts by showing both the exterior and interior of the Renault Kwid. Renault Kwid competes with cars like Maruti S-Presso, Maruti Alto, Tata Tiago in the segment. The facelifted version that got launched in the market last year had undergone some changes.
The front grille at the front was revised and like many other premium cars in the segment, Renault Kwid gets LED DRLs. The LED DRL actually acts as a extension of the front grille. The turn indicators are also placed right next to the LED DRLs. The headlamps are now placed on the lower part of the bumper. It now comes with halogen lights in the headlamps. The Kwid is currently available in regular and CLimber variants. The Climber variant is a more flashy looking with orange accents on cladding around the headlamps, skid plates, ORVMs and roof rails. This is the same one that is seen in the video.
Moving to the side profile, it gets thick cladding around the wheel arches which starts from the lower part of the front bumper. The wheels of the new Renault Kwid are designed in a way that it look more like an alloy wheel from a distance. Actually, it is a regular wheel cap and the steel wheel is painted in black. The rear design of the hatchback remains the same as before. The rear gets an arc like LED light inside the tail lights.
On the inside, Renault Kwid gets an updated cabin with new touchscreen infotainment screen, AC vents and so on. The dashboard now resembles with Renault Triber MPV. The Renault Kwid is available with two petrol engine options. There is a 800-cc engine that generates 54 Ps and 72 Nm of torque. The other engine is a 1.0-litre unit that generates a maximum of 68 PS and peak torque of 91 Nm. Both engine options are BS6 compliant. The 800-cc version is available with a manual gearbox option only. The 1.0 litre version is available with both manual and AMT gearbox options.