Renault Kwid facelift to be launched in India on October 1

The Renault Kwid has been around for quite sometime, precisely four years. In this duration, it has carved a niche for itself and has turned around Renault’s fortunes too. In the same time, the company gave it a facelift a few months ago while a more significant one is arriving soon. We have seen this model in its glory and Renault is now going to launch the car on October 1. There is going to be the 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre engines as well as the Climber versions that have been spotted. A slight increase in the price can definitely be expected.

What’s the new bit about the Renault Kwid facelift?

Well, everything is new. The bumpers are fresh because they are now pedestrian protection compliant. The headlights mimic bigger SUVs with their split layout. Renault also has got the LED DRLs on the top section while the bottom one, closer to the bumper is the headlight set. It is a bunch of halogens, all right? There are no fog lights provided. You will also see the new alloy wheels on the Kwid Climber as well as the roof rails. The rear has got new lights and the bumpers too have inserts. We quite like the dual tone scheme that this Kwid comes with.

Inside, the digital meters have been given a makeover. There is also the new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that will also have an Eco guide. The AC vents too receive exterior colour cordinated elements. Apart from this, driver and co-passenger seat belt reminder is also standard now. Renault might also offer speed sensing door locks given that the Datsun Go twins received it.

Under the hood, the engines will still be BS-IV compliant and produce similar amount of power. A 5-speed AMT will be available with the 1.0-litre motor.

The Kwid thrived on its SUV-inspired styling and now Renault wants to take it ahead. We understand that the upcoming S-Presso will be a threat for the Kwid but then Renault has got the styling spot on.

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