|A quick look at the Renault Kwid Car Features|
|Exterior Features||Rear spoiler|
|Side body cladding|
|Interior Features||Touchscreen infotainment system|
|Front power windows|
|Specifications||0.8-litre, 53.3 bhp, 72 Nm, 5-speed MT|
|1.0-litre, 67 bhp, 91 Nm, 5-speed MT|
|Optional AMT for 1.0-litre engine option|
|Mileage||0.8-litre MT – 25.17 kmpl|
|1.0-litre MT – 21.70 kmpl|
|1.0-litre AMT – 22.50 kmpl|
|Dimensions||Overall Length – 3,679 mm|
|Overall Width – 1,579 mm|
|Overall Height – 1,513 mm|
|Wheelbase – 2,422 mm|
|Ground Clearance – 180 mm|
|Boot Space – 300-litres|
The Renault Kwid is among the most popular affordable small cars on sale today. Its manufacturer has been consistently selling more than 5,000 units of the Kwid car every month, which means it’s far more popular than the Datsun Redi-GO and the Hyundai Eon. There is really a lot that this entry-level model has on offer. Be it interior features or exterior or simply some great features of the specifications – this hatchback easily impresses us with its virtues. Let’s take a good look at the Renault Kwid features on offer –
The biggest talking point about the Renault Kwid is its SUV-like exterior design. To many, it looks like a smaller version of the Renault Duster, which isn’t a bad thing at all. A big reason for this is the stylish headlamps, a big grille, and most importantly, an SUV-like ground clearance of 180 mm. This gives the small car a very macho stance.
The exterior features highlights of the Renault Kwid include racy chequered flag graphics on the 1.0-litre variant, dual-tone blue-orange paint scheme for the Climber edition, stylish wheel caps, and premium ORVMs. The Kwid car features many optional exterior accessories that can easily make the car look more stylish. These include –
The Renault Kwid not only provides a very stylish exterior that makes it look like a mini SUV but also has a premium interior that complements the distinct exterior. The affordable small car from Renault India is the most spacious offering in its segment with great leg space and a huge boot space of 300-litres. The cabin is made up of high-quality plastics while the seats get a dual-tone upholstery. The steering wheel has a stylish three-spoke design that looks very sporty.
The interior features highlights of the Renault Kwid include an all-digital instrument console that has an orange-coloured readout for the speed, engine temperature, and fuel level. This setup looks very modern and funky and further enhances the sportiness quotient of the model. Other interior equipment that the Kwid car features include –
Like the Maruti Alto and the Datsun redi-GO, the Renault Kwid is available in two engine variants – 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre. This helps the small car cater to two sub-segments of the entry-level market. While those on a strict budget can opt for the entry-level variant while those who can spend a bit extra in return of more power and similar mileage can go for the 1.0-litre model. The bigger engine also gives you an option of an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT).
The smaller engine variant offers a maximum power of 53.3 bhp along with a peak torque of 72 Nm. It comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The bigger engine, on the other hand, offers a maximum power of 67 bhp along with a peak torque of 91 Nm. Both the motors come mated to a smooth shifting 5-speed manual transmission as standard. The bigger engine can also be bought with a 5-speed AMT that allows automatic gearshifts.
Both the petrol engine options of the Renault Kwid provide an excellent mileage, which is better than most of the cars in this price bracket. What’s more, the AMT automatic version of the 1.0-litre engine variant is marginally more fuel efficient as the manual version. This means that buyers of this small car, which are mostly very mileage-conscious, can pick up the AMT version without any worry and enjoy the benefits of automatic gear shifting without needing to worry about the fuel economy. This is because of the beauty of the Automated Manual Transmissions (AMTs). By design, these gearboxes are as fuel efficient as their manual counterparts, which is because they essentially based on the manual transmissions.
The 0.8-litre engine variant of the Renault Kwid small car offers an ARAI-certified mileage of 25.17 kmpl. In real world, one can safely expect this car to offer a maximum mileage of roughly 15-16 kmpl in city and 20 kmpl on the highway.
The 1.0-litre engine variant of this entry-level model offers an ARAI-certified mileage of 21.7 kmpl with the manual transmission and 22.5 kmpl with the AMT. In real life situations, the car can offer up to 15 kmpl in city and more than 20 kmpl on the highway.
The Renault Kwid is among the biggest small cars ever. The large dimensions translate into a spacious cabin and a best-in-class boot space. Also, the larger footprint helps it have a higher street presence. In fact, some have even compared the Kwid with cars from a segment above owing to its large size.
The Kwid car features a ground clearance of 180 mm, which is comparable to that of some of the small SUVs on sale in the country. The higher-than-usual ground clearance helps the car easily glide over the various undulations. Its overall length stands at 3,679 mm, which is only slightly lesser than that of the Tata Tiago. Its width of 1,579 mm is also on the higher side and translates into enough space for three to comfortably sit on the rear bench seat. Another highlight is the best-in-class boot space of 300-litres, which is, interestingly, even higher than what models like the Maruti Swift offer.
Looking at our review of the entry-level small car, it becomes clear that the Renault Kwid features stand at par with what the competition offers. Moreover, the Kwid car features some equipment that is available only on some costlier models.