With the launch of Renault Kwid Facelift next month, the hatchback will compete with the upcoming Maruti S Presso, a micro SUV from the Indian manufacturers.
Renault is all set to launch their 7-seat car, Triber, on 28th August 2019. The car will compete with the likes of popular Maruti WagonR and Hyundai Santro. But what kept the sales chart high for Renault after the Duster was Kwid and a facelift for the same will launch next month.
Renault Kwid, the entry-level hatchback will get a complete makeover in 2020 but for now, to boost up the sales, the facelift will help the company. Several spy shots have been surfacing on how the car looks like and we tell you the how the revised styling on the hatchback may look like.
For starters, the Renault Kwid facelift gets design inspiration from the company’s electric car K-ZE. Mostly, it is the exteriors which see major changes like he split headlight design will follow the hatchback along with new front and rear bumpers.
The hub caps, LED taillights, three-slated grille and black ORVMs gives the car a refreshed look. The hatchback will also receive structural updates that will suffice with the upcoming safety and crash norms.
Renault is tight-lipped about the interiors but we expect it to get a new dashboard design along with a new steering wheel. A fully digital instrument cluster inspired from the upcoming Triber is expected.
The car will also receive a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The hatchback will now come with a driver-side airbag, Antilock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Reverse parking sensors, Front seat belt reminders and High-speed alert system across all variants.
Under the hood, the power figures will remain the same. The on-going Kwid makes 54 bhp with 72 Nm of peak torque from a 0.8-litre petrol motor. The bigger 1.0L engine produces 67 bhp with 91 Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed MT and an AMT. It is quite early to say as of now if both the engines will be BS6 compliance or not.