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Mauritius becomes the first country to receive Renault Kwid

Mauritius becomes the first country to receive Renault Kwid
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Tuesday 08 March 2016, 16:15 PM

Renault has been keen on exporting its entry-level hatchback to international markets. As per fresh reports from sources, Mauritius would indeed be the first market to receive the India-made Renault Kwid. Though the company has exported a few units of the Kwid to Sri Lanka, it would be begin full-fledged exports to Mauritius soon. Post this, the company would begin exporting to other countries like Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Apart from this, the company would also be exporting components to Brazilian and other Latin markets.

In India, the Renault Kwid is offered with an 799cc, three-cylinder DOHC petrol engine that generates about 53bhp of power and 72Nm of torque. The vehicle claims to deliver an impressive fuel efficiency figure of about 25.17 kmpl. Within the country, Kwid has reportedly managed to garnish over 85,000 bookings in under four months since launch. The company is yet to launch the much talked about 1.0-litre variant in India.

The vehicle is offered with interesting set of features like driver-side ORVM, roof spoiler, steel wheels, black front and rear bumpers, digital instrument cluster with gear-shift indicator, manual steering, grey upholstery and single-tone dashboard. Additionally, it also offers media navigation pack, AC vents with chrome elements, fog lamps, optional driver airbag, front wiper with washer, central locking system, leather-wrapped steering and chrome-finished instrument cluster. However, most of these features have only been offered on higher end trims.

The vehicle boasts about offering best-in-class legroom and headroom, and a boot space of about 300-litres. As for the navigations system, the Kwid is indeed the only one in its segment that offers seven-inch touchscreen display. However, the base end variant has been stripped off all features and does not offer even a power steering system. However, given the price point even for the higher variants, the vehicle indeed emerges as a good option in its segment. Much like the Indian market, the vehicle is expected to perform well internationally too.

Source: ACI

 

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