Renault, the Number One European brand in India, announced that its flagship brand KWID, has crossed the 3-lakh sales milestone in India. Renault KWID continues to be a major disruptor in India’s mini-car segment. Having played a key role in the growth of the Renault brand in India, Renault KWID also become one of the most successful ‘Make in India’ stories, and is a volume-driver for Renault India.
A game-changer for Renault, KWID is built on the pillars of Attractive, Innovative and Affordable and now one of India’s best-selling cars in the mini-car segment. With a rapidly increasing customer base, it has successfully carved a niche for itself and has been one of the most successful launches in the mini-car segment in recent times.
MANUFACTURING SUCCESS OF RENAULT KWID: A MASTERSTROKE BY RENAULT INDIA
With KWID, Renault wanted to provide Indian consumers with a compact hatchback that would set new paradigms in accessible mobility, while catering to evolving customer expectations. This was enabled by launching a car with breathtaking design, styling and an unmatched value proposition. KWID offered a host of equipment and features, which redefined the segment. These include the 7-inch touchscreen Media NAV system, digital Instrument cluster, one-touch lane change indicator, speed dependent volume control and pro-sense seat belt pretensioners with load limiters and boot capacity of 300 liters.
The fascinating aspect about Renault KWID is that it does not just look like an SUV from the outside but also offers compelling and practical benefits. The high seating position gives an excellent view of the road ahead making it easier to maneuver. The high ground clearance of 180mm makes it a very practical option for Indian roads.
PRODUCT LIFE-CYCLE OF RENAULT KWID: CUSTOMERS AT THE FOREFRONT
Post the successful launch of the KWID 0.8L and after making inroads across the country, Renault launched the powerful KWID with a 1.0L powertrain including an AMT transmission and the stylish and funky KWID Climber in quick successions to suit the customers’ specific lifestyles. This was in line with Renault India’s strategy to cater to the evolving needs and preferences of India customers, its long-term commitment to the Indian market, and to have a strong product life cycle for KWID. Renault KWID became synonymous with the ‘Make in India’ story, and also bagged 32 automobile awards, including 10 ‘Car of the Year’ awards.
NEW RENAULT KWID RANGE: SAFETY ENHANCED
Renault India enhanced the safety features of KWID and the new KWID complied with advanced safety regulations, including pedestrian safety, which was done ahead of regulation timelines without any incremental price to the customers. The new KWID Range gets several active and passive safety features including Anti-Lock Braking System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (ABS with EBD), Driver airbag and Driver & Co Driver Seat belt reminder, speed alert, standard across all variants. Renault has added more practical features to the KWID like the Rear-view camera assist through sound warning and colour guidelines which is standard across all variants. KWID Climber gets an additional Rear Arm rest for additional comfort and convenience. In addition, the AMT variants of the new Renault KWID Range comes equipped with the essential Traffic assist which helps the vehicle to crawl forward in slow moving traffic and also prevents it from rolling back on slopes.
RENAULT KWID RANGE: AN ULTIMATE COMBINATION OF POWER AND DESIGN
Powering the Renault KWID range are the 0.8 litre and 1.0 litre SCe (Smart Control Efficiency) engines which are optimally designed for an exhilarating performance and best-in-class fuel efficiency. The 4 valves per cylinder of the Double Over Head Camshaft (DOHC) layout ensures low pressure drop and super-efficient valve lift for a higher air filling; thus, allowing the engines to make usable power at low end, mid-range and high-end rev bands. These high technology engines offer excellent drivability, be it slick city streets or on the highway.
CONVENIENT & INNOVATIVE EASY- R AMT WITH SHIFT CONTROL DIAL
KWID’s innovative Easy-R Gear Box is a 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), enabling 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. The Easy-R gearbox can be operated with a shift control dial that is positioned below the infotainment system on the centre console. The vehicle has an advanced throttle control unit that monitors the throttle input by optimising acceleration and gear shifting.
UNMATCHED OWNERSHIP EXPERINECE
The Renault KWID Range comes with a 4 year / 1 lakh km (whichever is earlier) class-leading warranty along with Roadside Assistance at no extra cost. This includes the regular 2 years / 50,000 km comprehensive warranty along with a complimentary additional 2 years / 50,000 km extended warranty, enabling customers to enjoy an unparalleled brand ownership experience.
Customers can choose from an array of six exciting colour options – Fiery Red, Planet Grey, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White, Outback Bronze and Electric Blue for the KWID Climber.
RENAULT KWID 2019 RANGE: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
|RENAULT KWID 2018 RANGE||0.8L SCe||1.0 SCe|
|Engine capacity||799cc||999 cc|
|Configuration||3 cylinders, DOHC 4 valves per cylinder|
|Power||54 bhp@ 5,678 RPM||68 PS @5500 RPM|
|Torque||72 Nm@ 4386 RPM||91Nm @ 4250 RPM|
|Tyre size||155/80 R13|
|Front suspension||Mac Pherson Strut with lower traversing link|
|Rear suspension||Twist beam suspension with coil spring|
|Boot volume||300 litres / 1115 litres when rear seats folded|
|Fuel tank volume||28 litres|
RENAULT KWID 2019 RANGE: PRICING
|RENAULT KWID 2019 RANGE||PRICING (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|
|Standard – 0.8L SCe||2,76,000|
|RXE – 0.8L SCe||3,31,000|
|RXL – 0.8L SCe||3,62,000|
|RXT-O (MT) – 0.8L SCe||3,98,500|
|RXT-O (MT) – 1.0 L SCe||4,20,500|
|RXT-O- (AMT) – 1.0 L SCe||4,50,500|
|KWID Climber MT- 1.0 L SCe||4,45,500|
|KWID Climber AMT- 1.0 L SCe||4,75,500|
- Manufactured at 98% localisation, Renault KWID is a successful ‘Make in India’ story, and a volume-driver for Renault India
- An SUV-inspired design language, segment first features, industry-first innovations has scripted the success of KWID
- The Renault KWID range is offered in 0.8L and 1.0L SCe (Smart Control Efficiency) powertrains mated to both manual and AMT gearboxes
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