The Renault Kwid is already one of the most successful cars in the affordable hatchback segment. It is ranks well against the likes of the segment great, the Maruti Suzuki Alto.
In the following article, some of the car’s key points are provided and that prove why the Renault Kwid is outstanding in its segment.
Despite having a compact design, the Kwid surprisingly gets a muscular look. With an upright stance and body cladding, the vehicle beats a lot of available cars in this segment simply by its look. It comes with one of the best ground clearance as 180 mm. Also, the stubby 13-inch wheels make it look very different from a normal hatchback.
What is inside?
The main concern among customers while going for an affordable car is its cabin space. The Kwid gets a segment-leading space inside the car where you can sit and enjoy the drive comfortably. Power windows and central locking system are provided in the RXL variant. Also, a rear arm rest is available in selected variants. Moreover, the car comes with glovebox and cup-holders with cubby holes for storage purpose.
Engine and Transmission
The new Renault Kwid derives its power from a three cylinder, 1.0-litre petrol engine which can make up to 64 bhp of power at 91 Nm of peak torque. A smaller 0.8-litre engine is also provided for lower variants which can belt out a maximum of 53 bhp power and 72 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are paired with either a 5-speed manual gearbox while a 5-speed AMT is offered only to the 1.0-litre engine.
The small hatch is extremely fuel efficient as the 800 cc engine promises to give a little over 25 kmpl mileage, while the 1.0-litre unit is capable of delivering up to 24.04 kmpl mileage in standard conditions.
Safety and Braking
Affordable vehicles do not contain a lot of safety equipment. However, the Renault Kwid does have some quality safety equipment on the list. It comes with a set of seat-belts with pre-tensioners, both for the front and the rear passengers. These seatbelts will restrict the movement of the passengers during a clash. Moreover, the vehicle gets remote keyless entry with central locking. Speaking of the braking, at the front axle disc brakes are provided while the rear axle gets drums.
The Renault Kwid is an affordable entry-level hatch with a starting price around Rs. 2.5 lakhs. It comes with an SUV-like design and has certain amazing features like best-in-class mileage and segment leading ground clearance. And when mileage gets this high, the sales are sure to rocket high. The car gives a tough fight to Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Tata Tiago, etc.