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Renault Kwid 1.0-litre: All you need to know

Renault Kwid 1.0-litre: All you need to know
Sagar Bhanushali Sagar Bhanushali Monday 22 August 2016, 13:57 PM

The much anticipated 1-litre version of the Renault Kwid is officially here. Dubbed Kwid 1.0, this new version has a lot in common with the standard 800cc Kwid but it’s relatively more powerful and yet, nearly as fuel efficient as the latter. Naturally, there’s plenty in store for those looking to get their hands on this 1-litre small car. Here’s all you need to know about the new Kwid 1.0-litre.

 

Bigger, three-cylinder engine

The Kwid 1.0-litre is all about its 999cc, three-cylinder engine. Designed to deliver more low-end and mid-range punch compared to the standard 800cc model, this bigger motor makes 68bhp at 5,500rpm and 91Nm of torque at 4,250rpm. It’s paired to the same 5-speed gearbox that’s also found in the 800cc Kwid. For comparison sake, the 800cc Kwid develops 54bhp and 72Nm.

 

Exterior changes

Renault India hasn’t done much to differentiate the new Kwid from its 800cc sibling. In fact, the only cosmetic changes are the silver housings for the wing mirrors and chequered decals on the sides. Dimension wise, the Kwid 1.0-litre is unchanged and even its 2422mm wheelbase is the same. The only difference here is the kerb weight which has gone up by around 40kg to 699kg.

 

Class leading power-to-weight ratio

Thanks to its lightweight underpinnings and good power output, the Kwid 1.0-litre has the highest power to weight ratio in its class, at 97bhp per tonne. In comparison, the Alto K10 measures in at 91bhp per tonne whereas the Eon 1.0 is 85bhp per tonne.

 

Price

Now for the all-important price, the Kwid 1.0-litre RXT variant has been launched at Rs 3.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the RXT (O) is priced at Rs 3.96 lakh. At these prices, the Kwid 1.0-litre undercuts its rivals by a significant margin and makes for a tempting choice for those on a tight budget.  

 

 

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