First revealed at the Auto Expo 2016, today Renault India has officially launched the more powerful Kwid 1.0L MT at prices starting from Rs. 3,82,776 (ex-showroom Delhi). The new 1.0-litre Kwid will be on-sale alongside the current 0.8-litre Kwid.
The Kwid 1.0L is 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. An Easy-R AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) is in the works for now, expect it to launch this festive season. The bigger engine has increased weight of the Kwid by 39 kg.
The only visual difference between the 0.8-litre and the 1.0-litre variant is that of the silver ORVMs and chequered black and silver decal on the lower part of the doors, which also has a ‘1.0’ sticker. Other these styling changes, there are no changes even on the interior inside. The Kwid 1.0L will be offered in only two variants – RXT and RXT (O).
Features too are similar to that of the Kwid 0.8, including a 7-inch touch screen based infotainment system that supports navigation, a digital instrument cluster, and a rear spoiler. As far as safety is concerned, the Kwid 1.0 gets a driver side airbag in the RXT (O) variant, further comes with seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters.
Prices of Renault Kwid (ex-showroom Delhi):
- Kwid 0.8L RXT: Rs. 3.44 lakh
- Kwid 0.8L RXT (O): Rs. 3.53 lakh
- Kwid 1.0L RXT: Rs. 3.82 lakh
- Kwid 1.0L RXT (O): Rs. 3.95 lakh
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