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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Renault Kwid compact hatchback unveiled in India at Rs 3-4 lakh price range



Renault Kwid compact hatchback unveiled in India at Rs 3-4 lakh price range


Taking on Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon, Renault India on Wednesday unveiled compact hatchback Kwid. The new car from Renault India's stable is likely to be priced between Rs 3-4 lakh.


Renault India took a step forward towards their volume segment ambitions for India with the reveal of their new small car. The new Renault Kwid, known as the XBA, or Kayou, so far, is based on the CMF-A platform. CMF-A stands for Common Module Family and the A stands for Affordable. Carlos Ghosn, chairman and group CEO, was on hand to unveil the car. The Renault Kwid was first unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014 as a concept.

Talking about the Renault Kwid, Ghosn said that the car was robust, designed for active families. He also said that it was designed to be a game-changer.  The car wears a strong-looking Renault grille with rectangular headlamps and a muscular, squared-off design. The side cladding makes it look sort of like a small SUV from some angles and we believe that’s going to stand the car in good stead in showrooms. The high ground clearance and the strong wheel arches are all part of that design. Renault has stated that the car was designed in France and India. The company also went on to actually call it an SUV in the design presentation.


Renault Kwid When it comes to what is on offer inside the car, Renault promises that the Kwid has room for five people and talks about an integrated infotainment system, including a 7-inch screen, Bluetooth and more. This is the same MediaNav system that we have seen earlier in the Lodgy and the Duster. Renault also confirmed that airbags will be available as an option. There was no mention about ABS though. Renault says they believe in safety and the Kwid will meet all regulatory safety requirements. That’s a little disingenuous because the current Indian safety norms, as we know, are still quite weak when compared to the global standards.

The engine that will power the Kwid is a petrol 800cc unit. Renault refers to the Hyundai Eon and Maruti Alto 800 as the benchmarks for this engine. The engine, says the company, is very simple but with the “best knowledge” the company could put inside it. That’s how the company expects to derive the best fuel consumption in the segment as well as have great ease of service.

Speaking of fuel economy, Renault also boasts that the fuel economy of the Kwid will be higher than most of the segment. And here’s what everyone has been waiting to find out – the price will be between Rs 3 and 4 lakh. Kwid sales will start during the festive period this year.

The car will be manufactured at the Renault-Nissan joint venture plant in Oragadam, Chennai, and launched in the Indian market between September and November, reported Indianautosblog.com. The Renault Kwid bears the name of the concept car that the company unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014.

At the unveiling, Renault-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn said, "This car will be a game changer for Renault in India. It will be a big contributor to our India growth story first, secondly in other emerging markets and then globally," he added.
Taking on Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon, Renault India on Wednesday unveiled compact hatchback Kwid. The new car from Renault India's stable is likely to be priced between Rs 3-4 lakh.
Taking on Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon, Renault India on Wednesday unveiled compact hatchback Kwid. The new car from Renault India's stable is likely to be priced between Rs 3-4 lakh.
Taking on Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon, Renault India on Wednesday unveiled compact hatchback Kwid. The new car from Renault India's stable is likely to be priced between Rs 3-4 lakh.

1 comment:

  1. I can't think of any Renault model that would be desirable for the US market. The fact that no french manufacturer sells in the US is a testament to that.
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