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Renault Kwid: A Stylish And Affordable Mini SUV

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Renault, the French automaker made its debut in the entry level hatchback segment way back in 2015, when it introduced the Renault Kwid for the first time. Since then it has been among the most popular entry-level cars in India. The SUV-inspired design gives it a bigger and muscular appearance, which can be termed as a mini SUV. The Renault Kwid price starts at Rs. 2.64 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the standard version and goes up to Rs. 4.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-end trim.

The company has done various modifications in the engine mechanism of the car since its launch. It has been offered in various variants in a bid to encash on the Kwid’s popularity, which managed to keep sale numbers growing for the car. Recently, Renault has pulled the wraps off the new ‘Live for more’ edition of the Renault Kwid, which has grown more in style and features from the existing models. It is the special edition of the Kwid, which is fully reloaded and packs more safety as well as convenience features.

The introduction of the new edition certainly expands the Kwid line-up in the country and gives the buyer the opportunity to buy a stylish mini SUV at a very reasonable price. Know more about the all-new Renault Kwid, if you are looking forward to buying it.

Exterior design

Renault Kwid is an entry-level hatchback, which is based on the company’s new CMF-A design philosophy that also underpins the Datsun Redi GO hatchback. With a mini SUV design and a high ground clearance, the car certainly looks more contemporary than its rivals. The all-new special edition of the car gets the badging of Live for More on the door and is offered in two graphics options- Sportz and Rallycross.

Up front, the car gets a sporty appeal, thanks to the stylishly designed fog lamps, body coloured front bumper, dual-slate grille and swept-back headlights. The side profile of the car gets black plastic cladding, rectangular-shaped wheel arches, ORVMs and rides on the 13-inch wheels. It continues to flaunt a rear diffuser and rear headlights. The available paint schemes are  Moonlight Silver, Fiery Red, Outback Bronze, Planet Grey and Ice Cool White.

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What’s inside?

The interior of the 2018 reloaded edition of the Renault Kwid gets some additions to the feature list from the existing model. Its interior is rather simple and is the most spacious one in the league, offering comfortable headroom and legroom to the occupants. It gets a 7.0-inch infotainment system, navigation system and a digital instrument console. Additionally, it packs a rear parking sensor, which was not present in the previous models. It offers a class-leading boot space of 300-litre. The top-notch model gets superior leather upholstery on the seats as well as on the steering wheel. The safety features in the car include ABS with EBD, driver airbag and a digital tachometer.

Engine mechanism and mileage

At the heart, the 2018 Renault Kwid is powered by the same engine mechanism, which comprises of the three-cylinder 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre petrol engines. The lower capacity engine is capable enough to produce a maximum power output of 53.2 bhp at 5,678 revolutions per minute against a peak torque of 72 Nm at 4,386 revolutions per minute. On the other hand, the larger capacity unit generates a maximum power output of 67 bhp at 5,500 revolutions per minute and a peak torque of 91 Nm at 4,250 revolutions per minute.For transmission, the engines of the lower-end variants are matched to a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the high-end trims get an optional 5-speed AMT unit.
The 800cc Kwid claims a fuel-efficiency of 25.17 kmpl. On the other side, the 1.0-litre unit manages to deliver a mileage of 25.17 kmpl for the manual transmission, while the AMT unit returns 24 kmpl.

What do we think about the car?

The Renault Kwid is an affordable entry-level car, which has been received well at the user end. It is a perfect combination of decent power and good mileage, which is much to the likeness of the Indian condition. The affordability of the car with packed features makes it the first choice among the buyers. You can easily compare the specs and prices of the Maruti Alto 800, which is the arch-rival of the Renault Kwid on Autoportal.com.

The Renault Kwid has managed to surpass most of its rivals in the past and with the feature-laden variant launched, it is soon going to be the hot favourite among the buyers.

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