Renault Kwid has been in limelight since the day it was launched. The kind of features it brings for the price of an entry level car is what makes it an excellent value-for-money offering. Not only it has given a tough time to its competitors in the same price segment e.g. Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon etc., but also to the hatchbacks considered to be one notch above in terms of pricing.
But before jump on to conclusions and finalize it as your next car, there are a few things you should be aware of. What’s good for masses might not necessarily be good for you. There are many important parameters for the prospective buyers to work out on before they choose the best suited car for them.
So if you are mulling over buying the Renault Kwid Automatic, read on to understand the goods and bads of it, so that you can make an informed decision.
Design – Exterior and interior
The Renault Kwid has been designed to tick an out-of-the-box section. A compact crossover, a mini SUV, a small hatchback, there are just more than one segment this car can fall into, aesthetically. Although it’s as compact as a small hatchback, it looks more like a mini SUV with a bold stance and aggressive physical rendering. The large front bumpers give it a muscularity up front. The side profile is highlighted by extra cladded wheel arches and sculpted lines. The high ground clearance of 180 mm adds it to the crossover department.
The Renault Kwid, indeed, is a small car. But the interiors are not affected by it. As interesting as it could get, the Kwid has one of the biggest boot space in the segment, with up to 300-litres of capacity. The interiors are spacious with comfortable legroom and a reasonable high headroom. The driver seat is comfortable with ample space for drivers with tall or big stature.
The major highlight on the inside of Renault Kwid is its all digital instrument cluster on the meticulously designed dashboard panel. The infotainment system consists of a large 7-inch touch screen panel with integrated navigation.
Power and Mileage
The automatic variant of Renault Kwid is equipped with a decently powerful engine at the heart. There is a 1-litre engine that makes a maximum power of 68 PS with the help of its 999 cc displacement capacity. However, the torque is marginally higher to be competing against other quality opponents. It makes a peak torque of 91 Nm at 4,250 revs per minute. The power is transmitted to the front wheels by an AMT gearbox.
Not enough power? Another factor that is sure to enhance this engine is the overall kerb weight. The gross weight of the Kwid is less than 700 kgs, which makes it extremely light and zippy for you to zoom through the roads.
As far as the fuel efficiency is concerned, the French automaker claims that the Kwid offers a best in class fuel economy with around 24.04 kms per litre (ARAI certified) on city road conditions.
The last thing, but most importantly, you would love to know about the Unique Selling Point. What is the catalyst factor that will trigger you to purchase this car without much concern about the other factors. The Renault Kwid, despite being stuffed with quality features and an efficient AMT gear box, is priced at just Rs. 4.47 lakhs exclusive showroom tag for the entry level variant. That’s amazingly inexpensive for a feature packed AMT car, right!
Whether you purchase it or not, the Renault Kwid will surely be up there in your probability list. It is surely irresistible, especially if you are looking for a car for you daily commuting needs. It is economical, it is efficient, it is inexpensive and it is everything that you would need from a Rs. 4.5 lakhs compact car. However, if you need power, you can of course go for better options.