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201521 May

Renault-Kwid

Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations (left) and Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO, Groupe Renault at the global unveil of the new Renault Kwid in Chennai, India 

 

French carmaker Renault has unveiled its all new global entry-level hatchback ‘Kwid’ in India.

 

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO, Groupe Renault was presnet to unveil the new small car. He said,“With Kwid, Renault continues to pursue its strategy of accessible mobility for all to step up its international growth. Using a new Renault-Nissan Alliance platform and following the trail blazed by the Duster, the KWID will enable Renault to continue its expansion and address the needs of customers who want a vehicle that is stylish, robust and easy to use.”  

 

At first glance, the Renault Kwid comes across as an attractive and modern car, with a spacious and comfortable interior. The Renault Kwid measures 3680 mm in length and 1580 mm in width. With it’s upright front end and short front and rear overhangs provide owners with more assertive presence.

 

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The bold, structured grille design highlights the logo while the head lights incorporate the brand’s new lighting signature including a ‘C’-shaped chrome trim.The slightly sculpted sides provide a fluid, dynamic touch, with the rectangular forms of the black wheel arches providing another pointer to the Kwid’s masculine look, as well as additional protection. The steeply-raked, forward-positioned windscreen lends a sense of movement and fluidity to the high waistline which rises slightly at the rear.The large windows ensure good visibility for the driver.At the rear, the lower part of the bumper comes with a black trim. The body-coloured tailgate spoiler adds to the car’s dynamic stance.

 

On the inside, the Renault Kwid features a piano black centre console which comes with a chrome-surround and houses the Media-Nav multimedia/navigation system which comes with a 7-inch (18 cm) display, an unprecedented size for the segment. The user-friendly Media-Nav system includes the radio and Bluetooth technology for hands-free telephony which contributes to safer driving.

 

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“We have a very clear focus on establishing ourselves in the growing and volume segments of the Indian automobile industry. Alongside our aggressive product introduction plans, we are also determined to offer customers the best experience with our brand and will continue to introduce several initiatives towards achieving that, encompassing our strategy of accessible mobility,” shared Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations.

 

The Renault Kwid will be manufactured in Chennai with upto 98 percent of the component being locally sourced. Chennai will be the production hub of the Kwid for the Indian subcontinent and South-East Asia. Renault has announced that the Kwid will be launched pre-diwali with prices starting from Rs 3 lakh and going upto Rs 4 lakh. In India, the Renault Kwid will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and Tata Nano.

 

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