Since its launch, the Renault Kwid has garnered impressive popularity, particularly with the younger audience. The tall stance and a feature rich cabin, which also includes a touchscreen infotainment system in some variants, attracted a number of people and has proved to be a worthy competition in its segment. Now, the small car from Renault has crossed the 1.3 lakh sales mark within a span of less than two years. As per the company, the Kwid has been the prime volume driver in India for them and after the launch of the AMT or Automated Manual Transmission version, there is an option for potential car buyers to choose an automatic gearbox.
Powering the Renault Kwid are two petrol engines, a 799 cc and 1.0 litre motor. The smaller unit generates 53 hp of power at 5,678 rpm and 72 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. The larger engine produces 67 hp of power at 5,500 rpm and 91 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm. The smaller engine is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission and the Kwid 1.0 RxT (O) variant is the only ones to get the option of a 5-speed automatic gearbox. In addition, the RXT and RXT (O) variants are the only two to get the company's MediaNav infotainment system. That said, the price tag of Rs 3.67 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) makes it a value-for-money proposition. A few of the competitors are priced considerably lower, however, don't get features like a touchscreen infotainment system.
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Along with the sales made in India, the company also exports the hatchback to other countries which includes Africa, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The Kwid has been popular with first-time car buyers, mostly a younger audience who are majorly eyeing on that segment.