Renault has updated its budget crossover

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Renault has updated its budget crossover

Appreciated restyled Kwid is available in eight trim levels. The engine range decided not to touch.

Renault unveiled the Kwid hatchback in 2015. The basis of the car platform CMF-A, developed by the Alliance Renault-Nissan (Mitsubishi joined later). The first market for the model was India, there are cars of local production. For the first time, the demand for “pyatidverka” was very high, then the Indians to it “cooled”.

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Then the division of the company has decided to slightly refresh Kwid – facelift hatch showed in the summer of 2018. Then in February this year, the Indian SUV has upgraded again, making it safer. However, sales are still going down. Now Renault has presented once again updated the car with a modified appearance and a revised interior.

“New things” of the exterior went from elektroversiya model, which is available only in China (there’s her own name – K-ZE). From “Chinese” updated Renault Kwid switched bumpers, bunk led head optics and lights. But the grille at the Indian model has its own, easier. Depending on the version of the car can also be a plastic lining on the doors and rear roof rails. During the upgrade of the Renault Kwid was a bit longer: stretches from 3 to 3 679 731 mm (the wheelbase is the same – 2 422 mm).

The interior is also refreshed: the car has a new “tidy” with tachometer, a different steering wheel, modified the Central air vents in the front panel passenger side no shelf (only the glove). The equipment includes rear Parking sensors, ABS with EBD and a multimedia system with 8-inch touchscreen (the previous version 7-inch), support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The versions with the “automatic” washer, responsible for switching the regimes that moved from the Central console on the tunnel between the seats for driver and front passenger.

As expected, the update has not affected engine range. “Raised” hatchback in India continue to be available with a petrol three-cylinder “atmospherically” SCe volume of 0.8 liter and 1.0. Their output is 54 and 68 HP respectively (72 and 91 Nm). The motors meet the new Indian ehkonorm. Both engines are paired with five-speed “mechanics”, “automatic” is only available more powerful version. All-wheel-drive Kwid from there.

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The model is available in eight versions. After restyling it went: if a previous version of Renault Kwid in India, you can buy a minimum of 276 thousand rupees ($3900), then updated the car’s starting price tag is already 283 290 rupees ($4000). Top range Climber with automatic transmission will cost 484 490 rupees ($6 800).

The main competitor of Renault Kwid in the Indian market will be Maruti Suzuki S-Presso: the novelty introduced yesterday. However, the “minigroove” significantly more expensive: the price of the basic version starts from 369 thousand rupees ($5 200) and top – of- 491 thousand rupees ($6 900). However, he only has one liter engine. Kwid at the cheapest version with this engine is 433 290 rupees ($6 100).

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