As we know, the Auto Industry is shifting from BS4 to BS6, we learn that many manufacturers at the start of the year are launching a new vehicle or upgrading the existing models according to BS6 emission norms.
Renault has launched their most affordable hatchback Kwid with BS6 compliant engine.The BS6-compliant Renault Kwid has been launched at Rs 2.92 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Due to this update, the price of the entry-level hatchback has been increased by Rs 9,000. While the entry-level variant is available at Rs 2.92 lakh, the top-end model now costs Rs 5.01 lakh.
The BS6 compliant Renault Kwid is available with the same petrol engine, however, the engine has been updated to meet the more stringent emission norms. The entry-level variants are fitted with the 0.8-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of producing 54bhp of power and 72Nm of torque. On the other hand, the Climber and higher Kwid variants are fitted with 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 68bhp of power and 91Nm of torque.
No changes have been made to either the design of the hatchback or the equipment list. Renault offers a driver airbag, ABS, EBD, rear sensors, seatbelt reminder and a speed-alert system as standard. The top-spec Kwid continues to get an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, rear parking camera, a rear seat armrest.
The Renault Kwid competes with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Alto and Alto K10, the Datsun Redigo and Maruti Suzuki S-Presso.