In order to compete well against the Maruti Suzuki Alto, which remains top selling car in its class for 16 consecutive years, Renault has introduced a new 1.0L base version of the Kwid in India.
The new RXL trim sits below the RXT versions and comes available in manual as well as AMT gearbox options. The Kwid RXL manual is priced at INR 4.16 lac (PKR 9.24 lac) whereas the RXL AMT version costs INR 4.48 lac (PKR 9.95 lac).
Since it’s a base model, the Kwid RXL obviously misses out certain features that are available with the RXT versions. It misses out touchscreen infotainment system, reversing camera, steering mounted controls and premium seat covers. Better still it comes equipped with day-time running lights, semi-digital instrument cluster, front power windows and single-din music system with USB & AUX connectivity.
Standard safety equipment includes driver airbag, ABS with EBD, seatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger, speed alert system and rear parking sensors. Under the hood there is a BS6 compliant 1.0 liter engine that produces 68 hp of power and 91 Nm of torque.
In a competitive Indian market, the Kwid has set its place due to modern & attractive design, multiple economical engine & transmission options, loads of features and an affordable price tag. The company has sold more than 3,50,000 units of Kwid since it made its debut back in 2015. However now in order to recover from the drop in sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Renault has launched its ‘Buy now, pay later’ scheme under which, customers can pick up their brand new Renault Kwid and can begin monthly payments three months later. Furthermore, the Renault Kwid now also benefits from new exchange offers, lucrative financing and other cash benefits.
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