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Quid Pro Quo: Renault Kwid

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With Global Debut, Renault Kwid Unveiled In India...!

Renault has finally taken the veil off its new entry level small car code-named XBA. The Renault Kwid became the first Renault car; ever to be unveiled globally from India. Renault Kwid is built on a completely new platform, which is known as CMF-A (Common Module Family – Affordable) platform. Renault Kwid will get its power from a 800cc petrol-engine and will feature upmarket options and interiors.

Renault Kwid front
Renault Kwid front

Renault has given its Kwid high levels of localisation, with 98 percent of the parts are sourced locally. With this Renault will be able to keep the car’s cost very competitive and is looking at the Kwid as a high-volume seller in the entry-level segment. "Kwid will be a game changer in Indian automotive and global automotive markets" said, the Chairman and CEO of Renault Group Carlos Ghosn during the unveiling event of the car.

Renault Kwid is a compact hatch; however, Renault has styled it like a crossover and SUV. With the muscular front end and bold, structured grille the Kwid resembles with its elder sibling Duster; which gives Kwid an aggressive posture. High ground clearance and plastic cladding on the wheel arches gives Kwid the rugged, crossover looks.

Renault Kwid side
Renault Kwid side

The price of Renault Kwid is expected to be between Rs. 3 lakh to Rs.4 lakh, enabling the Kwid to rub shoulders with the established players like Maruti Alto, Hyundai Eon. Renault Kwid includes top features like ‘MediaNav’ - multimedia & navigation system with Bluetooth connectivity and may also feature optional air bags.

Although Renault Kwid will be produced at the Renault-Nissan India plant in Chennai, the company also wants to make India a regional hub to export the car to other markets in the world. "This vehicle is a global car. If we make it in India, we will surely make it in all the world," Carlos Ghosn said.

The Kwid will be launched in Indian market later in 2015; during the festive season in India. So, if you are planning to buy an entry-level car in the near future then do look at the Kwid, as, it looks like; this Renault ‘kid’ has the potential to rock the roads...!!!

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