The Renault Kwid’s engine bay reveals its all-new, BR-8, DOHC motor, all of 3 cylinders and 800 cc. Developed by Renault-Nissan’s technical center at Chennai, the compact engine employing basic engineering will reportedly output 57 bhp, making the Kwid the most powerful car in its class. Fuel efficiency, promises Renault, will also be the best in class. Reports also suggest that an AMT will be made available, either on launch, or maybe soon thereafter. No diesel engine option has been announced at the moment.
The India specific Kwid is the first Renault-Nissan Alliance model to use the duo’s extremely flexible CMF-A platform, and will launch during the festive season with prices ranging between INR 3-4 lakh. To be built with a high localization content of 98% at Renault-Nissan’s Chennai, the Kwid was designed with significant inputs from Renault Design India’s Mumbai center, along with the Renault-Nissan engineering and purchasing centre and the Technical Business Centre India (RNTBCI).
Armed with “SUV styling” on the outside, compact dimensions (3.68 meters long; 1.58 meters wide) and a 180 mm ground clearance, the Kwid also features many segment first features on the inside, like a seven-inch (18 cm) Media-Nav multimedia/navigation system display, a fully digital instrument console and clever packaging.
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