Renault today announced the launch of the all-new KWID at an attractive price starting at INR 2.83 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Built on the pillars of attractiveness and innovation, KWID has been a game-changing product for Renault in India with 3-lac+ happy customers. The all-new KWID is bolder, more stylish and comes loaded with many first-in-class features. It is available in both 0.8L and 1.0L SCe (Smart Control efficiency) powertrains with manual and automated transmission options.
With its makeover, KWID is likely to continue to be a major disruptor in India’s entry car segment. The impressive interiors complement the striking exteriors, making it a style statement inside out. Renault has paid careful attention to ensure that the ‘attractive’ pillar of the car, which has been a key USP, is taken several notches higher with many design enhancements to the interior and exterior of the car. Renault has ensured the right mix of modern and convenient features in the all-new KWID.
Enhanced SUV-inspired design with wheel arch claddings, side decals, all new R14 volcano grey muscular multi-spoke wheels along with a high ground clearance of 184 mm give the new KWID a sporty appeal. The 14″ wheel size provides improved handling and performance even at high speeds.
Stylish dual-tone glossy ORVMs are synchronised with the wheels and side decals. The new chrome grille merges with the silver streak DRL bringing an air of sophistication. The boomerang-shaped sculpted roof and the arching roof rails, add prominence to the SUV look. It also comes with SUV skid plates that prevent damage to the under body of the vehicle on rough terrains. The integrated roof spoiler enhances the overall appeal and makes the KWID look more energetic.
The SUV-styled headlamps incorporate the brand’s new lighting signature and first-in-class Silver Streak LED DRLs. The first-in-class tail lamps with C-shaped LED light guides leave a distinct trail and provide higher visibility. The KWID Climber is accentuated by body side cladding and sporty orange accents on the skid plates, roof rails and headlamp protector.
The dual-tone interiors perfectly complement the stylish dual-tone exterior of the car. Customers can choose between a sporty orange and white fabric upholstery with striped embossing, or premium crossway fabric upholstery with a red outline. The leather wrap with color stitching on the steering wheel along with the stylish dashboard with a piano black accent adds further appeal to the cockpit.
In the KWID Climber, emphasis has been given even to finer elements such as the finish on the gear knob and the sporty orange door trim accents which add style and liveliness to the interior. The new sporty steering wheel with CLIMBER insignia adds a distinct flavor to Renault’s signature design.
The new KWID is equipped with a fully Digital Instrument Cluster with LED illumination and sportier graphics. The new digital tachometer along with the gear-shift indicator prompts the driver to shift gears to extract optimum performance and fuel efficiency. The first-in-class 20.32 cm touchscreen MediaNAV Evolution takes infotainment to the next level with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Video Playback and Voice Recognition – which helps the driver control everything hands-free, fast and easy. The first-in-class reverse parking camera with guidelines helps to park even in the tightest spots. A fast charging USB port with a power output of 2.4A is provided along with front and rear 12V power sockets.
The smart cabin offers comfort and convenience with its bigger and proportionate dimensions. Which means better drivability, stability, shoulder room and enhanced comfort for the driver, co-driver, and improved legroom for all occupants. Higher front seat cushion height offers SUV like high seating and visibility, thereby enhancing overall comfort for driver and co-driver. The rear armrest provides comfort while the front and rear power windows offer convenience. The enhanced suspension system ensures a comfortable ride for all passengers.
The new KWID offers best-in-class cabin storage spaces of more than 24 litres. This offers space for storing a mobile, wallet etc. in the front console, a new glove box, a parcel shelf and bottle holders. and a boot space of 279 litres, which is expandable up to 620 litres.
Active and passive safety features in the new KWID include driver side airbag with an option of passenger side airbag, efficient Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), driver & co-driver seat belt reminder, overspeed alert, standard across all variants. Renault has added more practical features like the rear parking sensors, rear-view camera with guidelines and speed sensing auto door locking. 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 prevents it from rolling back on slopes.
The 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology enables a clutch free driving experience that combines the fuel economy and performance of a manual transmission with the convenience of automated gear shifting. The first-in-class floor mounted AMT dial comes with three modes, Reverse – Neutral – Drive. The traffic assistance mode ensures an unmatched, easy and stress-free driving experience while moving in congested traffic. An advanced control unit automatically optimises gear shifting in accordance with driving conditions for smooth and regular acceleration to offer a comfortable and effortless driving experience
Another aspect on which the all-new KWID delivers superiorly is on the ownership cost, enabled by class-leading warranty and affiliated services.
The new KWID range is available across Renault dealerships starting today, with eight variants in the INR 2.83 to INR 4.84 lacs price range.