Renault Kwid Review & First Drive

Renault Kwid Overview

First launched in 2015, the stellar hatchback Renault Kwid has been given an update by Renault India. While Kwid has been popular among customers for its crossover-ish design, the hatchback now gets more features that make it even better. Among the new features, it now gets a rear view camera, fold down handrest for the rear seats and an updated grille at the front. Interestingly, these new additions have not affected Renault Kwid price as it is available at the same cost. Request a test drive for Kwid in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive

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Renault Kwid Design

The exterior of Kwid is highly inspired by elder sibling Duster with honeycomb front grille, plastic cladding at sides and high ground clearance giving it a hatch cum SUV look. The rear portion of the car does look like a hatchback with fine looking tail lamps and Renault badge at the center.The Renault Kwid measures 3,679 mm in length, 1,579 mm in width, 1,478 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,422 mm. The higher variants of the Kwid are offered with alloy wheels and internally adjustable ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors). The Renault Kwid comes in five colours, Fiery Red, Ice Cool White, Outback Bronze, Moonlight Silver and Planet Grey.

Renault Kwid Cabin

Step inside the Kwid and forget all your concerns about space as it is one of the most spacious cars in its segment. The solid steering wheel is neat with first in class digital instrument cluster featuring 3-pod design. The use of plastic across the cabin is acceptable without giving a dull look to the car. Renault Kwid has been smartly equipped within its budgetary range. The car features front power windows, air conditioning and central locking. The top end variant gets the same touchscreen infotainment with sat-nav which is being offered in Duster and Lodgy, both of which cost more than twice the Kwid. So it’s a big plus point for the car. The infotainment also comes with sat-nav, USB and Bluetooth telephony.

The car features one of the longest wheelbase in its category at 2423 mm and also wider than its immediate rivals. This makes it more spacious from inside with better legroom and shoulder room. The seats are well padded and well contoured especially for the front passengers. You also get a lot of storage space including two glove boxes, two bottle holders and door side pockets.

Renault Kwid Performance

The Renault Kwid comes with a 799 cc engine that generates 53 hp of power at 5,678 rpm and 72 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. The larger 999 cc motor produces 67 hp of power at 5,500 rpm and 91 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm. Both engines have been tuned for the best balance between performance and fuel efficiency.The Renault Kwid is offered with a 5 speed manual transmission for the variants powered by the 799 cc petrol engine. However, customers looking for an automatic transmission in this segment can opt for an AMT gearbox which is available only in the 999 cc petrol engine in addition to the 5 speed manual transmission.

The claimed fuel efficiency of the Renault Kwid that comes with the 799 cc petrol engine is 25.17 kmpl. The larger capacity 999 cc has a claimed mileage of 23.01 kmpl for both manual transmission variants and AMT gearbox trims. These figures are impressive for its segment.The 2018 Renault Kwid mileage for 800 cc powered variants with manual transmission is claimed to be over 25 km/l with an ARAI-rated fuel economy of 25.17 km/l. On the other hand, the 1.0-litre unit delivers 24.04 km/l in standard conditions.

Renault Kwid Driving

The new Renualt Kwid receives no change in terms of engine options and transmissions, and hence it continues to offer same performance in both the engine options. Similarly, handling sees no change as well.Being a car meant for city drives, the suspension set-up is on the softer side. The car nicely absorbs road imperfections without comprising on the comfort factor. And with AMT addition, the car behaves like a good city commuter with adequate handling.

Renault Kwid Safety

In terms of safety, the Renault Kwid comes with ventilated discs at front with drum brakes at rear, driver and passenger side and front impact beams, hazard warning switch as well as driver airbag on the higher variants.The brake of Renault Kwid has adequate grip and can bring the car to halt without any trouble. Moreover, since the car does not have ABS, hard braking can lock up the front wheels. Within the allocated budget, the Kwid gets central locking, child safety locks, front seat belts with pre-tensioners and optional driver side airbag.

Renault Kwid Cost in Chennai

Renault Kwid Ex-Showroom Price in Chennai ranges from 2,79,437/- (Kwid STD) to 4,76,699/- (Kwid RXT 1.0 O Superhero Edition AMT). Get best offers for Renault Kwid from Renault Dealers in Chennai.Check for Kwid price in Chennai at Carzprice

Renault Kwid Versict

The Renault Kwid is an entry level hatchback offered by the French carmaker. The car comes in four petrol variants, STD, RXE, RXL and RXZ. The Renault Kwid comes with a 799 cc petrol engine and a 999 cc petrol engine, the latter available only in the higher variants. The smaller capacity engine is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission while the larger capacity motor is also available with an AMT or Automated Manual Transmission. In terms of safety, it comes with ventilated discs at front with drum brakes at rear, driver and passenger side and front impact beams, speed sensing automatic door locks, hazard warning switch and driver airbag. Key features include front power windows, power steering, a touchscreen infotainment system with USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity.

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