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Renault Kwid 1.0-litre launching on August 22

Renault Kwid 1.0-litre launching on August 22
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Friday 19 August 2016, 13:30 PM

The much awaited Renault Kwid 1.0-litre will finally be launched in the country on August 22. The current model which was introduced in the country way back in 2015 has been a popular seller with sales averaging over 5000 units a month. The new 1.0-litre variant will further strengthen its position in the Indian market while emerging as a strong competitor against the 1.0-litre Hyundai Eon and the Alto K10 models.

Renault dealers in the country had started accepting bookings for the new variant last week for a token amount of Rs 10,000. The new 1.0-litre engine three-cylinder engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox generates about 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. Except for a new engine, the new model does not get any major design changes and continues with the existing dimensions. Visually, the only differentiation for the 1.0-litre variant is the new sticker job on side and the C-pillar.

The upcoming Renault Kwid 1.0-litre will be available only in the top-specs RXT and RXT (O) variants. Just like the regular variant, the Kwid 1.0-litre variant will also be offered with features like remote keyless entry, front power windows, body coloured bumpers and passenger side ORVM, touchscreen infotainment system, 12V power socket, dual tone dashboard and front fog lamps. As for the optional variant, it will come with a driver airbag in addition to all the other standard features.

On the pricing aspect, we expect the top-end optional variant to be priced between Rs 4.0 lakh - 4.5 lakh. The launch of Kwid 1.0-litre variant will further boost Renault sales in the country and lure potential customers who have been have been eagerly waiting for a powerful Kwid variant. 

 

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