If you are in search of a light and small car Renault's Kwid is the best option for you. The price of the Renault Kwid ranges between Rs. 2.57 lakh and Rs. 3.53 lakh. The price is ex-showroom, Delhi. This entry level hatchback looks like a SUV. The bonnet, grille and headlamps of the car are decent. The rear of the Renault Kwid is elegant and muscular. Moreover, the vehicle offers three glove boxes and bottle holders in the door pockets.

On the plus side, the Renault Kwid uses an all digital instrument console while other cars of this segment use a combination of analog and digital instrument cluster. The Renault Kwid competes with the Maruti Alto, the Datsun Go and the Hyundai Eon.



ENGINE AND SPECIFICATIONS

The 3 cylinder engine used in Renault Kwid seems efficient but also creates noise and vibrations.

The Renault Kwid is powered by a 800 cc three cylinder engine with advanced technology that produces about 52 bhp of power and 72 Nm of maximum torque. The 0 to 100 kmph speed is achieved within 16.80 second approximately which is fairly good as compared to arch rival Hyundai Eon. The Renault Kwid comes mated to a five speed manual transmission.

It is worth pointing out that this engine has been jointly developed by Renault and Nissan for the new upcoming small cars. The claimed mileage figure for the Renault Kwid is 25.17 kms in a litre. As mentioned earlier, its engine comes with an advanced technology for accurate air to fuel ratio monitoring and, at the same time, a knock sensor adjusts automatically spark advance to fuel quality which helps to deliver optimized performance.

Moreover, the suspension system of the Renault Kwid is calibrated for optimum ride handling and braking which provides a safe and comfortable driving.

EXTERIOR

In context of bumpy Indian roads , the Kwid SUV has a perfect ground clearance of 180 mm , more over , the  300 litres of boot space provides ample space for luggage.

The Renault Kwid has a length of 3680 mm, width of 1580 mm and a height of 1471 mm. The wheelbase is 2422 mm which is the best in class and the ground clearance of the vehicle is 180 mm so you can take any challenge with ease. The weight of the vehicle is 660 kg.

The front profile is highlighted by C-shaped signature head lamps and bold structured front grille while the side profile is made of the black mirrors, black cladding and shallow glass area. Alloy wheels are missing on the outside nevertheless, the vehicle gets front fog lamps. The Renault Kwid is available in Planet Grey, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White, Outback Bronze and Fiery Red colour variants.

INTERIOR

Renault Kwid can comfortably accommodate 5 passengers

The Renault Kwid looks premium and sporty. The dashboard has dual tone interiors with piano black and the upholstery is grey, black and red. The seats of the vehicle are reasonably large, comfortable and supportive. In addition, the The Renault Kwid offers best in class shoulder room, headroom and knee room, while the boot is the largest in its class with 300 litres.

Its other features include a digital instrument cluster, chrome air vents, Illuminated sill plates, roof rails, multiple options for seat covers, steering wheel cover, front power windows, optional driver airbag and floor mats. On the plus side, the Renault Kwid features the MediaNAV system, which comes with a range of functions like navigation with turn by turn voice guidance, Bluetooth audio streaming and hands free telephony, AUX and USB. 

PERFORMANCE

Kwid's USP is its sporty design , roomy interiors and impressive mileage of 25.17 kmpl however its engine is noisy

The Renault Kwid comes with remote keyless entry with central locking. However, the vehicle does not have safety equipment such as anti lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD). Driver side airbag is offered as optional only on the top variant. In the same way, fog lamps are provided only in front.

Although, the front disc brakes of the vehicle ensure that you are equipped for all road surfaces and weather conditions. Other safety features of the Renault Kwid include seat belts in front and rear, engine immobilizer, intermittent front wiper and auto wiping while washing and high mounted stop lamp.

ADVANTAGES

The Renault Kwid has outstanding design. Besides, its highest ground clearance is the best in class and, at the same time, the vehicle gets 300 litres of sufficient boot space. Interior of the Renault Kwid is spacious too. Moreover, the touchscreen MediaNAV system and Bluetooth connectivity of the car is the best in class. You will also impress with its SUV looks. Top end trims levels of the Renault Kwid come with fog lamps and wheel covers.       

DRAWBACKS

The major drawback of the Renault Kwid is that it has almost no safety features. ABS is not available and airbag is optional, but on the top end variant only. Torque is least in its class. Power windows are not given for rear passengers.  In addition, the vehicle does not have internally adjustable ORVMs.Engine is sometimes noisy with vibrations.

VERDICT

The Renault Kwid is certainly a revolutionary and the best value of money product. The stylish car has high ground clearance and sufficient amount of boot space. Besides, the Renault Kwid offers an impressive mileage and flaunts SUV like design. The vehicle competes with the popular Hyundai Eon and Maruti Suzuki Alto.



Engine Stats

Engine cc 800 CC petrol Engine

  • Torque 72 Nm @4386 RPM in petrol
  • Power 53 @5678 RPM in Petrol
  • Number of Cylinders 3

Style Stats

Price INR 2.57 - INR 3.53 lakhs

  • Acceleration 0-100 KM in 16.8 seconds
  • Top Speed 135 kmph top speed
  • Boot Space 300 -1115 litres

Performance

Engine Type DOHC in petrol

  • Fuel Variants Petrol Diesel AMT CNG LPG
  • No of Gears 5 Gears
  • Seating Options 5 Seater