Renault India’s entry-level hatchback the Kwid, is prepared to get a bigger engine of 1.0-litre on August 22, 2016. Once launched, the Kwid 1.0 will compete with the Maruti Alto K10 and the Hyundai Eon 1.0.

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Unveiled first at the 2016 Auto Expo, the Kwid 1.0 is almost identical to its sibling Kwid 0.8, except for the black and white chequered decal with a ‘1.0’ wording on the lower portion of its side. It will be on-sale only in 2 variants – in RxT and RxT (O). Noteworthy features include a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and driver’s airbag.

The major highlight of the Kwid 1.0 is the engine. It will be powered by an all new 999 cc 3 cyl SCe engine developing 67 BHP @ 5,500 rpm and 91 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm, paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox, while an AMT variant will arrive a short time later. This unit is claimed to deliver a mileage of 23.01 KMPL, slightly lower than 25.17 KMPL delivered by the Kwid 0.8.

 
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