The automotive landscape is about to witness a thrilling twist, as Renault India gears up to introduce a revamped avatar of its immensely popular model, the Renault Kwid. With its previous iterations creating ripples in the market, the new Kwid promises to elevate the experience even further.
What’s New with the Kwid?
For starters, the 2023 Renault Kwid is not just about aesthetics; it’s about a holistic driving experience. Renault has undertaken a comprehensive makeover of the car’s interiors. Drivers can expect plush new seats, a more sophisticated interior ambience, and an upgraded infotainment system. Enhancements extend to features like a steering-mounted control, a digital driver display, a climate control AC, and three unique driving modes, making every journey in the Kwid a treat.
Safety Takes the Front Seat
In today’s world, safety is paramount. Understanding this, Renault seems to have given special emphasis to safety features for the Kwid. From the information available, the car will now sport six airbags. Additional safety provisions include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), rear parking sensors with a camera, crash guards, a collapsible steering mechanism, and child ISOFIX seats. With these features, the Kwid is being projected as a safe budget car option for buyers.
Under the Hood
Renault isn’t holding back when it comes to the Kwid’s performance either. The 5-seater Kwid will come equipped with a 1.0-liter petrol engine, available in both automatic and manual transmission options. Known for its impressive mileage, the previous Kwid offered up to 25 kilometers per liter. There are speculations that the new Kwid might feature an updated engine, and we might see some modifications in this department.
A Competitive Edge
As the Renault Kwid prepares to lock horns with Tata Punch, it’s essential to look at the broader picture. Renault offers the Kwid in seven different variants. Price-wise, the starting variant of the Kwid is available at an ex-showroom price of 4.70 lakh rupees, while its top variant is priced at 6.33 lakh rupees. Given the additions and enhancements, a slight price bump could be anticipated.
The 2023 Renault Kwid seems poised to make a significant mark in the market. Its combination of style, comfort, safety, and performance positions it as a compelling contender, especially for those eyeing the Tata Punch. As always, the real verdict will be delivered by the consumers, and it will be interesting to witness how the Kwid fares in its new avatar.