Auto Expo 2016 witnessed several high profile launches, concept displays, and some important announcements. Among the most important reveals by Renault India at this year’s Expo came in the form of a handful of new versions of the stylish Kwid small car. The Renault Kwid AMT launch will happen in July – August 2016. Price of Renault Kwid AMT in India will be roughly INR 3 – 4 Lakhs. In this post, we have put together all the available details on the new Renault Kwid AMT 1.0 Model. We have also talked about two new tastefully modified versions of the Kwid that were showcased at the Auto Expo 2016. Read on for Renault Kwid AMT price and more details.
Renault Kwid AMT Launch Date
Renault announced at this year’s Auto Expo that the new variants of the Kwid will be launched here in the coming months and our guess is that the Renault Kwid AMT 1.0 Model launch in India could take place before the end of the first half of 2016, around July – August. The Renault Kwid AMT will basically rival the likes of the Maruti Alto K10 AMT.
Also See – Kwid 1000cc vs Alto K10 vs Eon
Renault Kwid AMT Price
Our guess is that prices will start at around INR 3.90 lacs. The 1.0 L engine mated to a 5-speed Manual should start at a lower price point, around the INR 3.0 lacs mark. Its chief rival, the Alto K10, starts at INR 3.26 lacs while the AMT version is priced from INR 4.05 lacs.
Expected Renault Kwid 1.0-litre price list –
|Base||INR 3.0 lacs|
|RxE||INR 3.3 lacs|
|RxE(O)||INR 3.4 lacs|
|RxL||INR 3.9 lacs|
|RxT||INR 4.0 lacs|
|RxT(O)||INR 4.2 lacs|
estimated ex-showroom, New Delhi price
Renault Kwid AMT Booking
Official bookings for the Renault Kwid 1.0 AMT Automatic variant are yet to be announced. However, it has been reported that select dealerships have already commenced taking orders for the upcoming car. We feel that it is only a matter of time before Renault India commences the official booking process for this car. Aspiring buyers are hence requested to contact the nearest Renault India dealerships for bookings-related inquiries.
Renault Kwid AMT Specifications
Now that it is the 1.0 L engine variant that gets the AMT. This engine will, quite obviously, be more powerful than the 0.8 L unit with estimated figures of 60 bhp and 80 Nm. The current 800cc unit that powers the Kwid churns out 54 PS of max. power and 72 Nm of peak torque. It delivers an ARAI certified mileage of 25.17 kpl.
Based on our estimates, here’s what the Renault Kwid AMT Specifications could look like –
|Length x Width x Height||3679 x 1579 x 1478 mm|
|Kerb Weight||669 kg|
|Wheel Type and Size||13” Alloys|
|Boot Space||300 litres|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.0 L SCe Petrol|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||-NA-|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual/5-speed AMT|
|Air Conditioner Type||Manual|
|Power Windows||Yes (2)|
|Steering Audio Controls||No|
|Audio System||Yes (Touchscreen)|
Renault Kwid AMT Mileage
As the upcoming Renault Kwid AMT will be powered by a 1000cc engine, it is very likely that it won’t be as fuel efficient as the current model. However, we expect the Renault Kwid AMT mileage to be up to 21 KMPL.
Renault Kwid AMT Mileage
Renault Kwid AMT Rivals
The Kwid AMT, when launched in the country, could turn out to be a really potent rival to the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 AMT. The 1.0 L variants will rival
Renault Kwid AMT Dimensions
As expected, the Kwid AMT will share everything apart from its engine and transmission with the current Kwid. Hence, it remains similar even in dimensions.
|Renault Kwid AMT Dimensions in mm|
|Renault Kwid AMT Length||3679 mm|
|Renault Kwid AMT Width||1579 mm|
|Renault Kwid AMT Height||1478 mm|
Exterior: The Kwid AMT will share most of its body panels with the current Kwid. This means that it will continue to benefit from SUV-like beefy looks and a high ground clearance of 180 mm. Compared to the usual crop of budget-end hatchbacks, the Kwid looks decidedly more interesting and more eye-catching. Our favorite bit is the front-end design, which lends a mini-Duster look to the Kwid.
Interior: On the inside too the Kwid AMT 1000cc variant will look much like the standard Kwid. This means that it will get a spacious cabin that can easily accommodate 5 passengers. It will also have a boot capacity of 300-litres, which is again best-in-class. The only change in the interior will be the advent of the AMT instead of the manual transmission. Quality should be top-notch for a car in this segment. The AMT variants will get a rotary gear selector.
Renault Kwid AMT Features
The AMT is likely to be available in the top-end variants. This means it will come with features such as-
- Touch Screen infotainment with Bluetooth/Aux/USB compatibility
- Power Windows
- Digital Instrument Cluster
- Both side ORVMs
- Rear Spoiler
- Dual Airbags
- 5 Seatbelts
- Crumple Zones
Renault Kwid SCe & Easy-R
The Kwid has been successful in garnering a great response from the India car buying lot more than a hundred thousand bookings registered till date. Now, however, Renault has decided to make this entry-level hatchback even more attractive by releasing an AMT equipped version of the Kwid. Christened as the Easy-R, the AMT ‘box on the new Kwid comes mated to a 1-litre motor that is more powerful and yet, should be almost as efficient as the current 799cc mill. Use of clever technology means the Kwid 1.0 litre delivers usable power even at the lower end.
Renault has revealed the new 1.0 Litre engine (1000cc) models of the Kwid with better performance. It uses advanced 4-valve per cylinder technology coupled with DOHC layout for superior low-end performance and better fuel economy at the same time.
The Easy-R variant is the automated gear shift variant (AMT) with a 5-speed gearbox. It provides for a combination of stress-free driving experience and high fuel economy at the same time. There is also crawl function to move forward or backward slowly even without pressing the accelerator pedal.
Renault Kwid Climber & Racer Concepts
As we said, Renault India also showcased a couple of interesting modified Renault Kwid models at the Expo. Dubbed as the Kwid Racer and Climber, both these models are a showcase of the possibilities of styling modifications on the already stylish Kwid. While the Kwid Climber boasts of higher ground clearance, wider tires, and short overhangs, the Kwid racer is low-slung, gets low profile tires, a roll cage and several premium styling bits such as LED headlamps.
Renault Kwid Climber Photos
Renault Kwid Climber Video
Renault Kwid Racer Photos
Renault Kwid Racer Video
Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the Renault Kwid AMT price and other news updates of the upcoming 1.0 model. Also, what do you think the Renault Kwid AMT price should be? Do share your thoughts on the Renault Kwid AMT price by commenting below.