Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, created history with its Global car for Conquest, Renault KWID. This Attractive, Innovative and Affordable car, is a true game-changer and volume driver for Renault India, selling over 1,00,000 cars since its launch about a year ago. Staying true to its commitment to keep building on the success of KWID with breakthrough product innovations, Renault launched the brand new KWID AMT today, at an affordable introductory price of only INR. 30,000 more than the KWID 1 MT litre version.
Speaking on the launch of KWID AMT, Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said,
Renault KWID has redefined the compact hatchback segment in India, becoming one of the highest selling cars across segments. Looking at evolving customer preferences, AMT technology is becoming popular in the compact hatchback segment and we are happy to build on our portfolio by launching the KWID AMT. Together with the convenience that the KWID AMT will offer, it will come with a revolutionary first in segment SHIFT CONTROL AMT DIAL (R-N-D) instead of a conventional gearstick and it will boast of the same class leading and segment redefining features that have made KWID a runaway success in India. With this launch, we look forward to welcoming more customers into the Renault family as we endeavour to aggressively build our presence in India.
Renault Kwid Amt: Innovative Easy- R Amt With Shift Control Dial
Based on the original philosophy of the Renault KWID– Attractive, Affordable and Innovative, Renault introduces the Renault KWID with the Easy-R Gear Box – an all-new 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology derived from Renault’s rich and successful expertise in Formula 1.
Easy-R Gear Box: A clutch free driving experience that combines the fuel economy and performance of a manual transmission with the convenience of automated gear shifting. The Innovative Shift Control Dial with three modes Reverse – Neutral – Drive has been smartly designed for ease of use. An advanced control unit automatically optimizes gear shifting in accordance with driving conditions for smooth and regular acceleration to offer a comfortable and stress-free driving experience.
The Easy-R gear box can be operated with an innovative shift control dial that will be positioned below the infotainment system on the centre console. The car will have an advanced throttle control unit that would monitor the throttle input by optimising acceleration and gear shifting. Renault KWID’s SUV-inspired design offering a high driving position for greater visibility, state-of- the-art MediaNav multimedia & navigation system and the all new Easy-R Gear Box come together to offer an unmatched easy and stress-free driving experience.
Powered By The New 1.0l Sce Engine:
KWID continues to have a large appeal to first time buyers, indicating that it is truly an aspirational product, offering an outstanding value proposition. The power of the Renault KWID AMT comes from a new one litre Smart Control Efficiency (SCe) engine with four valves per cylinder and Double Over Head Camshaft (DOHC) arrangement. It will deliver 68PS of maximum power and peak torque of 91Nm@4,250rpm, with excellent fuel efficiency of 24.04 kmpl*.
High On Safety
Safety is of paramount importance for Renault, and all its products meet and exceed the requisite safety standards set by the Indian regulatory authorities. Apart from several active and passive safety equipment, Renault KWID already comes equipped with a driver airbag. Taking safety to the next level, the KWID AMT offers first-in-class pro-sense seat-belt pretensioners with load limiters, an important safety feature that is usually offered in upper segment cars.
Building On The Success And Legacy Of Kwid
With KWID, Renault focused on getting the fundamentals right, in terms of product, design, features, technology, launch timing, value and strategy. KWID has been a true game changer in all these aspects and was launched at 98% localization, which was also an industry first, and also strongly resonates with the ‘Make in India’ vision. Owing to its high localization levels, Renault has been successful in offering a very low cost of ownership to customers.
Our roadmap for India is very clear, with an immediate goal of achieving a market share of over 5 per cent. We will continue with our product offensive strategy in India, as is reinforced by the KWID AMT launch, to substantially grow the Renault brand in India. These efforts are matched by a clear strategy to enhance the customer brand experience, with several unique and pioneering initiatives already underway to ensure that customers’ have an unmatched and superlative association with the Renault brand,
concluded Mr. Sawhney.
The Renault KWID AMT will be available in the top-end RXT variant with five colour options- Fiery Red, Ice Cool White, Moon Light Silver, Outback Bronze and Planet Grey. Bookings have commenced across all Renault dealerships in India. Bookings can be made either at the dealerships or through the Renault KWID App, which could be easily downloaded from the Google Playstore or Apple Store.
Renault Kwid AMT Specifications
Renault Kwid AMT Price
Renault Kwid AMT will be offered in the top-end RXT (O) variant at an introductory price of INR 4.25 Lakh (ex-Delhi).
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