1.0L Kwid will come with an optional AMT. Duster facelift will also get an AMT gearbox
Renault India has officially confirmed that they will be launching/unveiling new versions of the Kwid along with the Duster facelift at the upcoming Auto Expo. Set to be unveiled on February 3, the new Kwids will help the brand further grow its sales volume which has already reached 6888 units in December 2015. Ever since its launch in the month of September, the car has racked up total sales of 17,932 units.
At present Kwid is powered by an all-new 799 cc three pot petrol mill mated with a 5 speed manual gearbox and returns a fuel efficiency of 25.17 kmpl. The French automaker will add a bigger 1.0 litre mill to the line-up to stack the car in a better position against the Maruti Alto K10 and others. Kwid will also see the inclusion of an AMT gearbox which will add to the convenience levels in city drives. This AMT box is expected to be limited to the 1.0 liter engine only.
ABS and dual airbags are also expected to be on offer along with other features. It must be noted that only the driver airbag is offered on the current Kwid in the range topping variant.
Apart from this, Renault will also reveal the new Duster facelift on February 4 which is expected to arrest the declining sales of the compact SUV (Duster facelift – Some Sneaking Bits). Along with cosmetic changes, Duster facelift will also come with an AMT gearbox and a host of new features.