Renault Kwid 2018 launched with many first in class features
The Renault Kwid 2018 has been launched today. The car gets a lot of features and is hence called the Kwid Feature Loaded Range. Available in 8 trims with segment-first features, the new Renault KWID 2018 Feature Loaded Range has been launched at no additional price, further enhancing its value proposition. The Renault Kwid has been a redefining product in its category. The Renault Kwid 2018 is one of the few cars to take on the mighty Maruti Alto 800 and provide some stiff competition to it. The Kwid is not compromised in terms of features as much as others in the segment. Do read further to know more about the Renault Kwid 2018 Feature Loaded variant.
Renault Kwid 2018 Price
RENAULT KWID 2018 FEATURE LOADED RANGE PRICING (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Standard-0.8L-SCe ₹ 266,700 RXE-0.8L-SCe ₹ 309,800 RXL-0.8L-SCe ₹ 335,900 RXT-O-(MT)-0.8L-SCe ₹ 382,500 RXT-O-(MT)-1.0L-SCe ₹ 404,500 RXT-O-(AMT)-1.0L-SCe ₹ 434, 500 KWID-Climber-MT-1.0L-SCe ₹ 429,500 KWID-Climber-AMT-1.0L-SCe ₹ 459,500
Renault Kwid 2018 Specifications
Engine 799cc / 1000cc Power 52bhp / 67bhp Torque 72Nm / 91Nm Transmission 5-speed manual / AMT
Renault Kwid 2018 Model Dimensions
Length 3679mm Width 1579mm Height 1478mm Wheelbase 2422mm Fuel Tank 28 litres Ground Clearance 180mm
Renault Kwid 2018 Exterior
The Renault Kwid 2018 looks very beefy. It is a contemporary car and looks that way. The Kwid has tough looks and a tall appearance. High ground clearance is one of its USPs of Renault Kwid 2018 and it also gets matte black body cladding. This makes it look bigger and bulkier as compared to other cars in its segment.
Up front, the RXT(O) variant of Renault KWID 2018 Feature Loaded Range gets an appealing new razor edge chrome front grille highlighting the Renault diamond logo, which accentuates the SUV-inspired design of the vehicle and add a touch of premiumness
Renault Kwid 2018 has transformed the entire entry level hatchback segment. The Kwid has SUV looks and not typical car looks. The others cars in the segment are compact and basic in styling, while the Kwid feels large enough and rugged with its high ground clearance. The Kwid looks more rugged due to the body cladding. From the side it looks seems impressive with a high ground clearance. The tyres are skinny and are the only downside on the Kwid. This is in view of keeping costs low and deriving a higher fuel efficiency. It gets blacked out door pillars and also door handles. The subtle design changes have brought forth a mature overall stance in line with its all-terrain attitude. In terms of standard features, the mid-level and top-end variants get body coloured bumpers, full wheel covers and front fog lamps.
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Renault Kwid 2018 Interiors
The interiors of the Renault Kwid 2018 bring in some freshness in the segment. The interiors are spacious and they look amazing when compared to the competition. The first thing that catches your attention is the touchscreen system. It has Bluetooth and navigation too. The competition does not offer this feature, even as an accessory. The instrument cluster is all digital and that stands out.
New features on the Renault Kwid 2018 include a reverse parking camera, rear armrest, new and a rear charging socket. Among these features is also the Rear ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) across all the variants. This allows the rear seat belt to freely extend and retract with occupant movement, yet locks the belt during a sudden stop or upon impact.
The Renault Kwid 2018 has oodles of space too. There is ample of head room and knee room in both the rows. There are a lot of storage spaces that are not found on its rivals. This is where the Kwid shines over the competition. The Renault Kwid 2017 isn't just spacious but at the same time even practical. This hatchback has a boot space of 300 litres, which is a lot more than that offered on hatchbacks that are a segment above it.
Renault Kwid 2018 Engine
The Renault Kwid 2018 is pleasurable to drive. The three-cylinder unit fires up quickly and settles to a quiet idle. There is decent low end torque and the car pulls off smoothly. There is enough grunt to keep it going and is a breeze to drive in the city. The clutch feels very light, however, the gearshifts feel a little coarse at times, especially while slotting into first gear. The engine becomes audible in the cabin when revved high. The chunky steering wheel seems from a segment above. The centre portion of the steering is the horn button and it also extends to the side spokes making it very convenient to use.
The Renault Kwid 2018 gets a crawl function on the AMT gearbox.
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Renault Kwid 2018 Ride and Handling
Truly, the Renault Kwid 2018 impresses in many ways and that includes the ride and handling. It maintains Renault's legacy of a fantastic ride quality, similar to what we have seen in the Duster and Lodgy as well. The potholes are not much of a bother when you are behind the wheel of the Kwid. Yes, it glides over them. The handling is something unseen in this segment and the Renault Kwid 2018 can put to shame many a cars from higher segments too. The steering is well weighted, not too light or heavy either and the feedback is quite precise.
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Renault Kwid 2018 Mileage
Variant Transmission Mileage 800 Manual 25.17 km/l 1.0 AMT 24.04 km/l 1.0 Manual 23.01 km/l
This is a fuel efficient car. Both 800 and 1.0 offer good mileage. These figures are claimed ones, however in real driving conditions they will be 10-15 percent lower.
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Renault Kwid 2018 Competition
The Renault Kwid competes with the Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and the Datsun RediGo.
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Renault Kwid 2018 Features (Variant-wise)
STD: This variant gets basic features like black bumpers, wheel arch cladding, tinted glazing, black hub cap for wheels, integrated roof spoiler, single tone dashboard, digital instrument cluster, moon grey upholstery, open storage on the dashboard, gear shift indicator and two year corrosion protection.
RxE: This variant gets STD features and air-conditioner with heater, foldable rear seat backrest, lower glove box and centre fascia with satin silver contour.
RxL: This variant gets body coloured bumpers, electric power steering, multi-spoke wheel cover, single DIN music system with mp3, bluetooth, USB and aux and even 12V connection.
RxT: This variant has front fog lamps, touchscreen system with navigation, on board trip computer, front power windows and the optional package of driver airbag.
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Renault Kwid 2017 Images
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Renault Kwid 2018 Colours
Renault Kwid 2018 comes with five colour options: Bronze, Grey, Silver, White and Red. Red is the communications colour.
Renault Kwid 2018 Warranty
The Renault KWID 2018 Range comes with a 4 year / 1 lakh km (whichever is earlier) class-leading warranty along with Road Side Assistance at no extra cost. This includes the regular 2 years / 50,000 km comprehensive warranty along with an additional 2 years / 50,000 km extended warranty, enabling customers to enjoy an unparalleled ownership experience.
Coming in five colour options, the Kwid is the first car to offer 60 customization options through their accessories route, which includes decals, claddings, etc to enhance the looks of the car