Renault Kwid Facelift Launched In India (Photo Credit: renault.co.in/)
The 2019 Renault Kwid facelift was launched in India on Tuesday. Yes, you read it right. The price of 2019 Renault Kwid facelift in India has been set at Rs 2.83 lakh to Rs 4.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In the Indian market, the Kwid facelift is up against Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and Datsun GO. The newly-launched car comes with visual changes and updated features. And now, the Climber option is the top-spec variant in its line-up.
Looks wise, the 2019 Renault Kwid facelift gets totally a new fascia with repositioned headlamps, LED DRLs and newly designed grille. The new horizontal headlamps are positioned below with black inserts, while the Climber trim gets a larger black housing with orange highlights. The car also gets a large central airdam with underbody cladding.
On the other hand, the sides show a similar profile as the model it replaces. However, the hatchback now gets newly designed optional 14-inch alloy wheels along with a high ground clearance of 184 mm. Whereas, the rear of the car has been reworked and the tail-lamp unit sports a new C-style design. It also gets revised bumper with some more cladding, sculpted bumper and vertical reflectors.
On the inside, the cabin gets a dual-tone dashboard and chrome interior accents. Buyers can opt between a sporty orange and white fabric upholstery with striped embossing, or premium crossway fabric upholstery with a red outline. It further gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrast stitching along with the stylish dashboard with a piano black accent.
On the features front, the 2019 Renault Kwid facelift comes equipped with a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Video Playback and Voice Recognition. It further has a fast-charging USB port with a power output of 2.4A and a 12V outlet at the rear. Importantly, the newly-launched Kwid offers best-in-class boot space of 279 litres, which is expandable up to 620 litres.
On the safety features front, the car gets driver-side airbag with an option of the passenger side airbag, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), driver & co-driver seat belt reminder and overspeed alert, standard across all variants.
Mechanically, the car comes equipped with 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre three-cylinder units. Both the engine options will be available with a choice of a five-speed manual gearbox or an AMT. While the smaller three-cylinder petrol engine churns out 53 bhp at 5678 rpm and develop 72 Nm of peak torque at 4386 rpm, the bigger 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine produces 67 bhp at 5500 rpm The engines are still BS4 compliant and the shift to BS6 is likely to happen next year.
In addition to an all-new Zanskar Blue colour, the 2019 Renault Kwid facelift is available in five colour options i.e. Fiery Red, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White, Outback Bronze and Electric Blue.