Renault has launched the new KWID 2018 Feature Loaded Range which will be available in both manual and automated transmission options. With over 2.5 lac vehicles sold, the KWID has established itself as an attractive and affordable entry level compact hatch, and is the volume driver for the European car maker.
Available in 8 trims, the new range is offered in 0.8L and 1.0L SCe powertrains in manual and AMT options; and prices start at INR 2,66,700 and go up to INR 4,59,500.
The Renault KWID 2018 Feature Loaded Range will offer segment-leading length, power to weight ratio, boot space, ground clearance and technology. It boasts of several first-in-segment features led by its SUV inspired design, 7″ touchscreen media NAV system, rear camera, digital instrument cluster, a boot capacity of 300 litres and a ground clearance of 180 mm.
The range-topping variants get power steering, 3 & 4 speed manual AC, ORVM passenger side, engine immobilizer, single din audio with Bluetooth and telephony, front speakers and a 12V power socket.
In terms of design, it sports dual tone bumpers, and other distinctive design elements including the “C” shaped Renault signature lighting. 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. The mid-level and top-end variants get body coloured bumpers, full wheel covers and front fog lamps.
The KWID Climber gets the ‘Climber’ insignia and protection claddings on the doors along with orange exterior mirrors, rugged fog lamp housings, and silver finish with orange highlights on the front bumper. The roof rails get matching orange detailing as well.
The Renault KWID 2018 Range is loaded with a host of equipment, including rear ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) across all the variants, which allows the rear seat belt to freely extend and retract with occupant movement, yet locks the belt during a sudden stop or upon impact. It also features a driver side airbag. The other segment-first equipment is the Rear Camera, which is available in the RXT (O) and Climber variants. In addition, the AMT variants of the Renault KWID 2018 Range comes with the Traffic Assist feature which helps the vehicle to crawl forward in slow moving traffic and prevents it from rolling back on slopes.
Equipment levels has been upgraded with premium features at no additional cost. The RXL variant gets upgrades like front power window, remote central locking, whereas the RXT(O) variant gets rear 12V socket and stylised chrome near the gear knob. The KWID Climber gets an additional rear armrest.
The 0.8 litre and 1.0 litre SCe (Smart Control Efficiency) engines are optimally designed for better performance and fuel efficiency. The 4 valves per cylinder of the Double Over Head Camshaft (DOHC) layout ensures low pressure drop and efficient valve lift for a higher air filling; allowing the engines to make usable power at low end, mid-range and high-end rev bands.
The Easy-R Gear Box is a 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) for a clutch free driving experience, and has a Shift Control Dial with three modes: Reverse, Neutral & Drive.
The Renault KWID 2018 Range comes with a 4 year/ 1 lakh kms. (whichever is earlier) warranty along with Road Side Assistance at no extra cost. There are six colour options – Fiery Red, Planet Grey, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White, Outback Bronze and Electric Blue for the KWID Climber.
Bookings for the Renault KWID 2018 Feature Loaded Range have commenced across all Renault dealerships in India.