Renault Kwid is the best selling non-Maruti car; beats Hyundai i10 in March 2016 sales
The success of Renault Kwid was evident from since its launch last year with its affordable overall package luring the first-time car buying customers. It’s currently the top selling Renault product in the Indian market and has all the more potential to stay that way. The bookings of the small hatchback in SUV disguise have been increasing every month and reported to have crossed 1.05 lakh mark already within just six months of its launch.
No wonder we could see more Kwids on the road these days as the French manufacturer has delivered more than 35,000 units. The company has ramped up production to meet the demands of the hatchback and every since it entered in the top selling best-selling cars list, it is moving upwards in terms of sales numbers.
As predicted, the Renault Kwid has become the most sold non-Maruti car in the country as it outpaced pretty much everything thrown in its path. It has now gone past both the Celerio and Baleno – both leaders in their respective segments – and most importantly the highest selling Hyundai vehicle in India, the Grand i10.
At the end of March, Renault Kwid acquired a sales of 9,743 units that puts in fifth on the best-selling cars table in the Indian auto industry behind the dominant quartet of Maruti Suzuki models such as the mighty Alto, Swift Dzire, WagonR and the Swift. It is more likely that the Kwid will enter the 10,000 units mark at the end of April as well.
Renault is not resting on its laurels either as the exports have already started for the hatchback that’s built on the highly flexible CMF-A global architecture. The outcome of the Union Budget 2016 meant that Kwid’s prices have slightly been increased but it’s largely negligible. Kwid’s sales will only increase in the following months as the new 1,000 cc engine with AMT showcased at the Auto Expo in early February is likely to be launched in July.
The Renault Kwid is currently being powered by the 799 cc petrol engine that delivers the industry-leading claimed mileage of 25.17 kmpl. The maximum power of 53 bhp is produced at 5678 rpm and the peak torque of 72 Nm generated at 4386 rpm. The motor is connected to the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission.