It’s been less than 20 days since Renault launched the Kwid at a shocking price tag and the manufacturer has already garnered more than 25,000 bookings. Setting new benchmarks in terms of features, looks and affordability, the French automaker has clocked a major milestone and in fact, at some dealerships in Delhi, the waiting period stretches to as much as 3 months already!
The tremendous response has been really encouraging in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities with thousands of inquiries and bookings with deliveries for the car expected to start sometime next week.
Here’s what Mr Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India had to say on the matter:
“The Renault KWID has created a huge excitement since its launch and we are thrilled with the response it has received just at the on-set of the festive season. The Indian consumer has shown tremendous confidence and trust in Renault brand, the initial response has been very exhilarating and the bookings are constantly increasing. We are witnessing remarkable footfalls in dealerships across all regions since the launch of Renault KWID. The innovative Virtual Showroom and the Renault KWID app have received a tremendous response across India.”
Renault Kwid has a starting price of Rs 2.56 lakhs and goes up to Rs 3.53 lakhs for the top end model (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi) thanks to its 98 percent high localisation levels. The three cylinder 799 cc petrol mill produces 54 PS of maximum power at 5,678 rpm and 72 Nm of peak torque at 4,386 rpm. With a fuel efficiency of 25.17 kmpl Kwid is the most fuel efficient petrol car in the country.
Renault claims a very low (lower than Altos) cost of ownership and offers a 50,000 km or 2 year maintenance scheme which can be extended to 80,000 km or 4 years. It also gets a complimentary 2 years road side assistance programme. To know how the car drives along with all the other details, check out our First Drive Review of Kwid.