10Renault Kwid – India’s most fuel-efficient petrol car
In May 2011, Renault launches Fluence as their first car in India that followed by Pulse and Koles SUV. All 3 cars failed to find buyers. Then, Renault launched the real game changer product ‘Duster’ that totally transformed the image of the Renault brand in India. The response Renault Duster received isn’t less than the dream for any car manufacturer.
However, Renault is planning big with a 5% car market share into consideration, and for that, they have to launch a product similar to what M800 was for Maruti in 1983 and Santro in 1998 for Hyundai. But before entering the entry-level car segment in India, Renault created the brand value with the Duster among Indians.
Renault showcased Kwid’s concept at Auto Expo 2014 and unveiled the production version earlier this year in India. Kwid is based on all new CMF-A platform, i.e. made in India, but will use in foreign markets also. Its body equipment evaluated in Korea, durability tested in France and overall assembly, body, chassis and final testing carried in India.
Renault India is aiming to dent the monopoly of Maruti Suzuki in the entry-level segment, but it isn’t as easy as it is currently looking, Kwid will have to pass many obstacles before that. In this entry-level segment, the main requirement of the first time buyer is low maintenance cost, good fuel economy, long durability and good drivability.
As per Mr. Sumit Sawhney (CEO & MD Renault India), we had done our homework very well, considering all these factors.
So, how does the Renault Kwid performs on roads and is it a right product to invest your money? Let’s find out in our detailed review as we drove it on nearly all kinds of road conditions
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