French automaker Renault on Tuesday launched an updated version of its entry level car Kwid in India, priced between Rs 2.83 lakh and Rs 4.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The model comes with both 0.8L and 1.0L powertrains with manual and automated transmission options. The 0.8L variants are priced between Rs 2.83 lakh and Rs 4.13 lakh while the 1.0L rims are tagged between Rs 4.33 lakh and Rs 4.84 lakh.
“With innovation in its DNA, the SUV-inspired Renault Kwid has been a true game-changer and volume driver for Renault India. The all-new Kwid’s next-gen technology combined with its sleek style and innovative design will ensure that it continues to be a major disruptor in India’s entry-car segment,” Renault India Operations Country CEO & MD Venkatram Mamillapalle said in a statement.
The model is compliant with all the current safety requirements for the Indian market, the company said. The vehicle comes with driver side airbag with an option of passenger side airbag, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), driver and co-driver seat belt reminder, over speed alert as a standard fitment across all variants.
Besides, the company has added new features in the car like the rear parking sensors, rear-view camera with guidelines and speed sensing auto-door lock.
This year, Renault also launched Triber which comes with 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine that belts out 71 bhp and 96 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission as standard and tips the scale at 947 kg.
On the features front, the Triber comes equipped with class-leading 8-inch infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
It also has a push-button start, USB charging at the front, 12V charges for second and third-row passengers, reverse camera, cooled glove box, climate control, separate air-condition control for rear passengers and keyless entry.
In terms of safety feature, the car has four airbags, three-point seatbelts for all three rows, the mandatory speed alert system, rear parking sensors and seatbelt reminder which helps it to comply with the new safety norms.
The boot space is limited to 84 litres when all seats are in use while it can be expanded to 625 litres. The compact seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle Triber is priced between Rs 4.95 lakh and Rs 6.49 lakh.