Renault Kwid Overview
The Renault Kwid 2018 now gets a first in the category warranty, which is 4 years or upto 100,000 kms (whichever is earlier). There will also be free Road Side Assistance on the Kwid. How it adds up is – Standard Warranty of 2 year/50,000 Km and Extended Warranty of 2 year/50,000 kms. Renault is trying to provide its customers a seamless brand ownership experience.The Renault Kwid has been a redefining product in its category. The Renault Kwid 2018 is one of the few cars to take on the mighty Maruti Alto 800 and provide some stiff competition to it. The Kwid is not compromised in terms of features as much as others in the segment. The hatchback comes with SUV looks, spacious interiors, it is feature loaded and has a big boot. Do read further to know more about the Renault Kwid 2018.
Renault Kwid Design
The Renault Kwid has been designed to be bold and muscular in appearance. It has all the SUV-ish traits, like a butch bonnet, black cladding on the wheel arches and a bold stance. If you look at the Renault Kwid images, you wouldn’t think it to be a mini car at the first glance. However, despite the extra bit of black cladding everywhere, the bumpers are body coloured. The body size is small and rides on 13-inch wheels. The mini-hatchback is offered in a total of five colour options – Moonlight Silver, Fiery red, Outback Bronze, Ice Cool White and Planet Grey.The Kwid base model gets black plastic claddings on the front chambered front grille and black colour ORVMs along with plastic door handles. However, the top-end variant gets additional chrome inserts in places like the fog lamp surrounds and on the front grille. The door also gets chrome handles. Check for Kwid Car Model Price in CarzPrice
Renault Kwid Cabin
The interiors of the Kwid Easy-R are ditto as well. However, the rotary dial for the AMT gearbox is placed on the dashboard below the AC controls. Instead of the conventional gear lever position, Renault is offering some storage space for your phone or some knick knacks. Though the rotary knob position is convenient to operate, some uninformed users might mistake it as one of the AC control knobs. However, the transmission doesn’t respond to the rotary inputs without pressing the brakes. If you do that, the instrument cluster shows up a warning to press the brake. The features remain the same including the touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, digital speedometer, keyless entry, etc. The Kwid offers a spacious cabin with a sizeable boot of 300-litres capacity.
Renault Kwid Features & Specifications
STD: This variant gets basic features like black bumpers, wheel arch cladding, tinted glazing, black hub cap for wheels, integrated roof spoiler, single tone dashboard, digital instrument cluster, moon grey upholstery, open storage on the dashboard, gear shift indicator and two year corrosion protection.
RxE: This variant gets STD features and air-conditioner with heater, foldable rear seat backrest, lower glove box and centre fascia with satin silver contour.
RxL: This variant gets body coloured bumpers, electric power steering, multi-spoke wheel cover, single DIN music system with mp3, bluetooth, USB and aux and even 12V connection.
RxT: This variant has front fog lamps, touchscreen system with navigation, on board trip computer, front power windows and the optional package of driver airbag.
The Renault Kwid 2018 is pleasurable to drive. The three-cylinder unit fires up quickly and settles to a quiet idle. There is decent low end torque and the car pulls off smoothly. There is enough grunt to keep it going and is a breeze to drive in the city. The clutch feels very light, however, the gearshifts feel a little coarse at times, especially while slotting into first gear. The engine becomes audible in the cabin when revved high. The chunky steering wheel seems from a segment above. The centre portion of the steering is the horn button and it also extends to the side spokes making it very convenient to use.
Renault Kwid Performance and Handling
The Kwid is a light and nimble car to drive. It feels eager to take the corners hard and also provides good feedback from the steering wheel. The tyres though lack grip and tend to screech a lot when pushed hard. The ride quality is simply fantastic and best in the segment. The Kwid just glides over bumps and potholes without any fuss and transfers very few thuds and shudders inside the cabin. There is no ABS on offer in any of the Kwid’s variants and braking is just average, specially with these low grip tyres.
Renault Kwid Braking & Safety
Going by the price of the Renault Kwid car, the safety features are quite ample. The car gets disc brakes on the front wheels and drums at the rear. Other safety features include speed sensing door lock, engine immobiliser, child safety lock and seat belt warning. However, car ranks mediocre in terms of safety as there are no ABS and EBD (electronic brake-force distribution). Hence, drive in the monsoon weather with caution.The base variant of the Kwid gets seat belt warning only, while the top-end variant gets a single airbag (driver only) and seat belt warning.
Renault Kwid Price
Renault Kwid Ex-Showroom Price in India ranges from 2,67,568/- (Kwid STD) to 4,66,299/- (Kwid RXT 1.0 O Superhero Edition AMT). Get best offers for Renault Kwid from Renault Dealers in India
Renault Kwid Verdict
With the gradual release of new Kwid variants, Renault has upped their game in the small car segment. The 800cc Kwid is a desirable hatch with SUV styling, the 1.0-litre version offers strong performance that matches the appearance of the Kwid while the AMT version now makes it a super convenient package for the first time car buyers. The AMT gearbox works very well and the Kwid Easy-R makes perfect sense to buy amongst its rivals.