Renault KWID

French automobile manufacturer launched a new version of its hatchback Renault KWID on Monday. The new 1.0 engine can be referred as the much-anticipated vehicle in its segment.

Renault KWID is powered by the new 1.0-litre petrol engine will offer torque and comes out with a few minor style updates. Renault offers the 1.0-litre engine car only on two higher variants RXT and RXT (O) along with features noted in the earlier 0.8-litre model.

Renault’s KWID 0.8 is launched back in 2016 and got a decent response with over 1.65 lakh units sold since its inception. These new variants with a powerful 1.0-litre engine are designed for better performance.

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The vehicle will roll-out with sports design graphic on the doors, pro-sense seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiting. The car mentions 3679mm length, 1579mm width, 1478mm height with a wheelbase of 2422mm and a ground clearance of 180mm.

Surprisingly, the price variation for the new 1000cc variant and the earlier 800cc variant is just Rs.22,000. The newer version of Renault KWID 1.0 produces a horsepower of 65 maximum and releases a peak torque of 95Nm.

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This front wheel drive vehicle is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. It is also reported that Renault is also planning to launch an AMT gearbox version later this year. Newly launched KWID 1.0 offers a fuel economy of 23kmpl similar to its 0.8 engine variant. Price for the current 800cc variant is ranging from Rs. 2.64 lakh to Rs.3.73 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the two variants of the newer model are priced at Rs. 3.82 lakh and Rs.3.95 lakh respectively.

“With this launch, we look forward to welcoming more customers into the Renault family as we endeavour to build our presence aggressively in India. Our roadmap for India is very clear, with an immediate goal of achieving a market share of over 5% by the end of this year. Together with our product portfolio expansion strategy, we are also significantly increasing our sales and network reach in India,” says, Summit Sawhney, CEO & managing director, Renault India

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Renault is focusing o having 25mobile workshops across the country. Currently, the company is offering its service in Kerala. The manufacturer has already selling KWID in Sri Lanka and planning to launch its operations in Nepal later this month.