Just a day after the launch of Maruti S-Presso, Renault dropped in the Kwid Facelift, which a lot of cosmetic upgrades and some new features onboard.
After being in the country for some time, Renault has finally given the Kwid a major facelift. The Kwid Facelift goes in for Rs 2.83 Lakhs up to Rs 4.84 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), nearly Rs 5,000 cheaper than the pre-facelift version.
Kwid is Renault’s best selling car in India and is also a popular hatchback under Rs 5 Lakhs. With new features, it takes on the likes of the fresh Maruti S-Presso, which is priced very closely to it.
One of the main highlights is the split headlight design with LED Daytime running lights on the top and halogen lights at the bottom of the bumper. This design is inspired by the Renault K-ZE, an electric car sold in Chinese markets. The chrome garnish at the grille up front sits between the LED DRLs perfectly. The side profile looks similar to the ongoing model but the rear profile sees LED taillights and new bumpers and vertically placed reflectors inside it.
Like on the outside, the design on the inside has been revamped too. The multi-function steering wheel is borrowed from the Renault Triber and so is the larger 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It supports connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Along with that, you get a new dashboard colour and an all-digital instrument console.
Renault Kwid Facelift comes with the same two engine options – a 0.8 Litre and a 1.0-litre petrol engine. The smaller 0.8L unit makes a total power of 54 bhp and 72 Nm of peak torque. The ARAI certified mileage sticks to 25 kmpl. Talking about the bigger engine with 1.0L capacity then it produces 63 bhp and 91 Nm of torque and fuel efficiency sticks to 23 kmpl. Transmission is handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox for both the engines. No, the engine still remains a BS-4 unit.
Being launched in 2015, Renault Kwid didn’t see a lot of competition in its segment apart from Maruti Alto K10 and 800. But both these cars were not really close to being a competition.
With the revamped design and new features, the prices start at Rs 2.83 Lakhs for the 800cc model. The 1.0 Litre variant starts at Rs 4.33 Lakhs and the Climber variant is priced onwards Rs 4.54 Lakhs (all prices ex-showroom).