Renault upgrades its best-selling hatchback with bigger and more powerful engine: The Renault Kwid 1.0L
Riding high on the success of Kwid, Renault introduced the newer version of the hatchback named Renault Kwid 1.0L in India. The main attraction of this car is a higher capacity and more powerful 1.0L SCe (Smart Control efficiency) engine.
The car is available only in top two variants, which are RXT 1.0 for Rs. 3,82,776, and RXT 1.0 (O) for Rs. 3,95,776 (all prices: ex-showroom Delhi). Surprisingly, the Renault Kwid 1.0L costs only Rs.22,000/- more than the Kwid 800's top variants. However, it is only an introductory offer price for a limited time. The car will compete with Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon 1.0L in the segment.
Renault Kwid 1.0L Engine:
The all-new 1.0L, 3-cylinder, DOHC, SCe engine delivers 68 PS of power at 5500 rpm and 91 Nm of torque at 4500 rpm. In terms of output, the new engine has good 14 PS more power and 19 Nm more torque than the 800 cc version. A 5-speed manual gearbox transfers power to the front wheels.
In terms of styling, the car gets new designer decals on its doors and two-tone gloss grey ORVMs for enhanced looks. The car measures 3679mm in length, 1579mm in width and 1478mm in height. It has a boot volume of 300 litres, which can be further expanded to 1115 litres when its rear seats are folded. The Kwid has the class-leading ground clearance of 180mm which is a big plus while driving in India.
Renault Kwid 1.0L Features:
Renault Kwid 1.0L offers an optional Driver Airbag for safety for the driver. To enhance the safety further, Renault Kwid 1.0L provides Pro-Sense seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiters. For effective braking, the Kwid 1.0L also comes equipped with Disc brakes at the front and runs on 155/80 R13 Tubeless Radial tyres.
Apart from the new engine, Renault Kwid 1.0L comes with many features like its 800cc top version; such as:
- Electric Power Steering
- Keyless entry with central locking
- Engine Immobiliser
- Power Windows
- Front Fog Lamps
- 7-inch touch-screen MediaNAV system with Bluetooth, USB, AUX-in
- Digital instrument cluster
- Dual-Tone Dashboard
- Wheel arch cladding