Renault India has started taking pre-launch bookings for its much awaited global hatchback, ‘Renault KWID’ at just Rs 5,000. Renault has launched the KWID Virtual Showroom, which is a live sales demonstration and objection handling portal. Prospective buyers can come in and book a slot. At the designated slot, sales consultants will take the prospects through the car via a live video demo online. Then questions can also be answered. Another first is the fully equipped Renault KWID App. It is a one stop app with all features, competition comparisons, reviews, 360 degree view, etc. Interested customers can also select dealers and proceed to book the car through the App.
Renault KWID also boasts of several features which are best not only in hatchbacks, but also cars in segments above. They include a best-in-class ground clearance of 180 mm and a boot capacity of 300 litres with a seven-inch touchscreen Media Nav system and a digital instrument cluster. The length and width of the car is also one of the best in entry and mid-sized hatchbacks.
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This will be the most fuel efficient petrol car in the country delivering mileage of 25.17 kmpl which is enabled by a three-cylinder 0.8 litre Smart Control Efficiency (SCe) petrol engine. The 4-valve-per cylinder DOHC engine also utilizes a lifetime maintenance free timing chain for long-lasting durability. The timing chain is equipped with technologies like steel forged crankshaft with optimized bearing dimensions, stainless steel close coupled catalytic converter, double loop lambda monitoring for accurate air / fuel ratio monitoring. All these features and elements synthesized in tandem make Renault KWID India’s most efficient car in terms of fuel economy.
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Renault KWID will also soon claim the top spot in terms of ‘Hassle Free Maintenance’ with its claimed low friction engine design for low energy loss and optimum fuel efficiency. The engine also has a reduced oil capacity that translates to lower maintenance cost. Renault KWID will also be best-in-class in maintenance part costs due to aggressive localization, which stands at 98%, which will positively impact the overall ownership cost. Renault will offer a 50,000 Km/two years Maintenance Policy, extendable up to 80,000 KM/four years, to the discerning Indian customers. Renault will also offer complementary Road Side Assistance for two years.
Together with driving volumes, the KWID will also see Renault substantially increasing its network (sales and service) reach in India. Renault will grow its sales and service presence across the country and plans to reach 205 sales and service outlets by the end of this year and 280 sales and service outlets by next year.
RENAULT KWID SPECIFICATIONS
|Configuration||3 cylinders, DOHC 4 valves per cylinder|
|Power||54 Ps @5678 RPM|
|Torque||72Nm @ 4386 RPM|
|Front Suspension||Mac Pherson Strut with lower traversing link|
|Rear suspension||Twist beam suspension with coil spring|
|Boot volume||300 litres / 1,115 litres when rear seats folded|
|Fuel tank volume||28 litres|