Renault will launch the much-awaited Kwid facelift in India tomorrow. The hatchback has been on sale since 2015 and was a big hit during the initial years of its sale. However, its sales went a bit down amid increased competition among other factors. For the same, the French manufacturer will launch the facelifted model of the Kwid which is likely to infuse a fresh lease of life in the car. Unlike several other facelifted cars launched in the recent months, the new Kwid is pretty much a ‘facelift’ with its all-new front end design. While the car will be launched tomorrow, the video below by AutoTrend TV gives you a full sneak peek at the Kwid facelift before it gets officially launched. Check out the video to get a good look at the exteriors as well as the interiors of the upcoming Kwid facelift.
The Kwid in the video above is the top end Climber variant and both AMT as well as manual transmission-equipped models of the car have been shown. However, there are no visual changes between the AMT and manual transmission models except for a badge at the rear and the lack of the gear selector stick in the AMT model. The AMT models get a rotary knob style gear selector which looks pretty cool but may not appeal to those who prefer a conventional stick type selector. The major change in the interiors is in the form of the new 8.0-inch touch infotainment system which is borrowed from the recently launched Renault Triber.
The exteriors are where Renault has done most of its homework and that shows in a prominent way. The front end of the car gets an all-new split headlamp setup which inspired by the K-ZE EV on sale in the Chinese market. The sleek DRLs add a very futuristic look to the vehicle and the main headlamp cluster is positioned below in the bumper. The Climber variant here rides on 14-inch steel wheels that are covered by good quality wheel covered so as to make it look like an alloy wheel. As this is the Climber variant, it gets several elements to give it a rugged yet sporty look including side rub-strips, darkened hub-caps and roof rails with orange accents.
As for the engines on offer, Renault is unlikely to change the current engine options. The 0.8-litre engine will continue to be on offer and the same will be the case with the 1.0 litre engine. The former has an output of 54 Bhp and 72 Nm of torque while the latter produces a maximum of 67 Bhp and 91 Nm. The 1.0-litre engine option will get an optional AMT automatic transmission. The pricing of the Kwid facelift will also go up by a small margin and with the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso in the market now, it remains to be seen which among these cars turns out to be the king of the hill.
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