The Rs 2.56 lakh Renault Kwid Review

Renault has launched the Kwid car at Rs 2.56 lakh (ex-Delhi) for the base variant. The Kwid will be offered in six variants with the top spec RXT (O) trim costing Rs 3.53 lakh. The Kwid hosts a few first-in-segment features such as a touchscreen infotainment with sat nav and a fully digital instrument cluster. A driver’s side airbag is offered as optional on the top-end RXT (O) trim. An array of personalisation packs and accessories are offered too. The Kwid, which will take on the likes of the Datsun Go, Hyundai Eon and the popular Maruti Alto 800, is seen clearly in the SUV-like exterior.

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This Kwid isn’t a hatchback, it’s a compact car aping to be an SUV. That ticks one box on the unique selling proposition list.

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There are several attention grabbing elements, headlamps are big bold units and are coupled to the indicators which are housed in the same casing. The large Renault lozenge sits in the centre of the bonnet and has the two-piece chain link grille as its background.

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The sides look sculpted with muscular haunches and protective plastic cladding on the wheel arches giving it an aggressive personality.

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The rear profile is the only one that appears very hatchback like. Sculpted and muscular, it too is a refreshing design in an otherwise dull segment.

 

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It has got an enormous amout of boot space.

 

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The dash is dominated by the chrome bezeled centre console which has the same touchscreen unit used in the Duster and Lodgy.

 

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The touchscreen provides the user to control media functions, telephony through Bluetooth and navigation.

 

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The Kwid offers simple aircon controls, including a thermostat, five-speed blower plus vent/recirculate and blower direction controls.

 

 

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A driver’s side airbag is offered as optional on the top-end RXT (O) trim

 

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