Renault has launched the refreshed Kwid range in the Indian market. Prices for the 2018 Renault Kwid remain unchanged and start from Rs 2.66 lakh for the base 800cc variant, going up to Rs 4.59 lakh for the top-spec 1.0-litre trim.
On the outside, the updated Kwid gets a new grille design with chrome trim on the higher variants. The car comes in six exterior paint shade options. Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) equipped rear seat belts now come as standard on the Kwid. The top-spec Kwid RXT (O) comes with a reverse camera, while the Kwid AMT gets Traffic Assist feature, which is similar to the creep function seen on AMT vehicles sold by other manufacturers.
The Kwid RXL trim now comes with front power windows and remote central locking as standard. Additionally, higher trims like the RXT (O) get a 12V socket and chrome trim on the centre console, along with a rear centre armrest.
The Kwid is now available with a four-year/1,00,000km warranty, which include the regular two-year/50,000km extended warranty package.
This update for the Kwid is actually one of many planned by Renault and, down the line, safety features like ABS and rear parking sensor are expected to be added to the model. Additionally, Renault has also begun work on a major facelift for the Kwid that will also make it crash-test worthy before the new norms make it mandatory in 2020.
The Renault Kwid takes on the likes of the Hyundai Eon, the Maruti Alto range and the Tata Tiago in the Indian market.