[caption id="attachment_129646" align="aligncenter" width="700"]
Renault Kwid will be available at a starting price tag of Rs 2.5 lakh and the top variant will be priced at 3.5 lakh. Renault will also offer a 2-year/50,000 km warranty.[/caption]
Renault surprised everyone with introductory price starting at Rs 2,56,968 for its Kwid. The new car was with launched at an event in New Delhi on Thursday. The company states that Renault Kwid will be available at a starting price tag of Rs 2.5 lakh and the top variant will be priced at 3.5 lakh. Renault will also offer a 2-year/50,000 km warranty.
Based on its looks and also extremely affordable price range, the vehicle is already being branded as a success. Renault Kwid bookings have already started and interested buyers can book the vehicle by giving an upfront payment of Rs 25,000.
Here is all you need to know about the 'big' small car:
The bookings for the Kwid are open in the country for Rs 25,000 and the models are priced in the brackets of Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3.5 lakh.
Renault Kwid will be house an all-new 799cc, 3-cylinder engine, also developed by the Renault-Nissan alliance, under the hood. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, this engine churns out 54bhp and 72Nm. With a weight around 660kg, the vehicle will surely offer a great power to weight ratio. The company claims that this engine will help the vehicle return the best-in-class mileage of 25.17kmpl. With such an impressive fuel-efficiency figure, the Kwid will also become the country's most fuel-efficient petrol car.
Renault Kwid, a small hatch designed like an SUV is expected to be launched in four variants -- Standard, RxE, RxL and RxT. The car in the will be available in five exterior body shades of Fiery Red, Ice Cool White, Planet Grey, Moonlight Silver and Outback Bronze.
Renault Kwid measures 3679mm long, 1579mm tall and 1471mm wide. It has an impressive wheelbase of 2422mm with class leading ground clearance of 180 mm. The boot capacity can be expended from 300 litres to 1115 litres.
Renault Kwid will come with the segment's first ever touchscreen Media-Nav Navigation System with a seven-inch display, digital instrument console, alloy wheels, chrome door handles, chrome touched tail lights, roof rails and side body cladding.
Renault is expected to release six accessory packs for Kwid -- Smart Chrome, Intense Chrome, Luxury pack, Outdoor pack, Basic pack and Essential Pack. While the exterior accessories of new Kwid is likely to include bumper corner protector, exhaust finishers, fog light enclosure, door handles, window visors, tail lights, boot lid, alloy wheels, crossover-like roof racks and side moulding, the cabin accessories of Kwid is expected to have ambient lighting, fancy floor mats, seat cover, steering wheel cover and gear-shift chrome bezel.