Renault Kwid Spied Testing in Bangalore, looks Much Bigger
Renault Kwid, the upcoming entry level mini crossover cum hatchback is one of the most awaited cars to be launched in the country this year. The car has just been caught on test on a highway without any camouflage and it appears that the test unit was a production ready one. The hatchback is nearing its launch and the sightings of the same have just started increasing.
In spite of being a car which is competing to tackle any semblance of Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon, Kwid has it figured out as to how to score high on street presence, on account of its crossover like styling. The high ground clearance of the car looks quite good and the mini SUV feel it brings to the table is expected to garner it a lot of attention among Indian buyers
To be valued around INR 3-4 lakhs (ex-showroom), Kwid was created in India at Renault Nissan Technology Business Center India (RNTBCI) situated close Chennai. Seeing the fact that it comes with 97 percent localization, it would have a low cost of maintenance. It is the first item to be in view of the organization’s CMF-A platform which will likewise support the upcoming Datsun redi-Go.
Powering the Kwid is a three-barrel 800 cc petrol engine which was also made in India for India. The engine would be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Power and torque yields will be uncovered closer to the launch. Certain reports estimate that an all the more capable 1.0-liter petrol motor with an AMT is under work for launch at a recent stage.
The Renault Kwid is expected to quite the game changer considering the fact that it would be entering the segment which brings in the maximum sales in the country. The launch will take place around the upcoming festival season and is expected to send the cash registers ringing for Renault.