Today, at an event Renault has globally unveiled their next A-segment car – KWID in India. Now, as soon as we take this name you will think about the extremely crazy looking ‘Kwid’ concept of the Auto Expo. This is a far more toned down, practical and production version of the same car and though Renault is not officially labeling it as an SUV with a prefix or a suffix, this could very well be called as India’s first A-segment SUV/Crossover!
KWID looks absolutely fantastic in terms of design and we bet if Renault doesn’t play too much with its features (power steering in all variants please), this could be the next Duster in the making, in terms of sales and desirability, both!
Renault Kwid will be launched in India first around September-October this year and will follow with more international markets. It comes with a ground clearance of 180 mm, is 3.68 meters long and 1.58 meters wide. Renault informs that Kwid will come with a 7-inch Media-Nav multimedia/navigation display (with Bluetooth, radio) housed between the piano black chrome surrounded center console – a first for the segment.
Not divulging the exact capacity, Renault says that Kwid also gets an impressive boot space which will be best in class! Kwid will be the first car to be built on Renault-Nissan’s CMF-A platform and will be priced between 3 to 4 lakh Indian Rupees. This pricing will be possible since Kwid has localization levels of 98% which also includes 60% around the Chennai region, the home of Renault-Nissan in India.
Kwid will be powered by an all-new 800cc petrol engine which, we believe, Renault will talk about later in detail. We loved Kwid and hope people consider it over the tons of regular-looking everyday cars we have in this price band, once it gets launched…
Renault Kwid Pic Gallery