Renault Kwid – Tech Features That Make It A Premium Hatchback
The Renault Kwid packs first-in-segment features such as a touchscreen infotainment system that enhances its premium appeal
The Renault Kwid has changed the way people look at small cars. Gone are the days when your first car could only be something that was absolutely boring and spartan on the inside. You can now buy the Kwid that grants you access to the kind of technological, comfort, and convenience features that are usually reserved for much expensive cars. Renault is one company that does not hold such biases and firmly believes that everyone should be able to experience the joys of blissful motoring in life, irrespective of the car’s segment. Therefore, it is the first company in India to provide a touchscreen infotainment system in this segment.
Called ‘MediaNAV’, the touchscreen infotainment system on the stylish and butch Kwid comes with a range of functions such as navigation with turn-by-turn voice guidance, Bluetooth audio streaming, hands-free telephony, and even speed-sensing volume control. Of course, there are USB and AUX-In ports too. Moreover, all variants of the Kwid get Renault’s fantastic Digital instrument cluster that provides accurate information in an uncluttered and easy-to-read manner. The digital speedometer makes it adhering to enforced speed limits easy as it is way more accurate than the analogue speedometer found in other cars in its class.
The Kwid is also equipped with an on-board trip computer which, via the digital instrument cluster, provides vital information such as average fuel consumption, distance-to-empty (range indicator in kilometre), average speed, and much more. There’s a gear-shift indicator that helps you achieve optimum fuel efficiency by indicating when to shift gears. If the instrument cluster shows you an arrow pointing upwards, this means that you should now shift up to a higher gear. If it points downwards, then simply shift down to a lower gear for obtaining better performance and fuel efficiency.
If you’re someone who does not like shifting gears, then Renault India has a fantastic proposition for you as well! Called the Easy-R, the Kwid with the automated manual transmission (AMT) makes driving a breeze. The Kwid 1.0L AMT is the first car in its segment to offer an easy-to-use shift control dial instead of a conventional lever with confusing slots and buttons. The omission of the gear lever also liberates a lot more space at the front, while the easy-to-use rotary dial is perfectly in line with the Easy-R nomenclature of the Kwid AMT. The KWID AMT is mated to the powerful 1.0-litre Smart Control efficiency engine. It’s very easy to use – you just have to put your foot on the brake and rotate the dial to ‘D’ for driving ahead, ‘R’ for reversing, and ‘N’ for neutral. Easy, isn’t it?
Technology should make our lives easier, and the Kwid is a true embodiment of the same. The fact that all the technological wizardry has been wrapped into an affordable package happens to be the cherry on cake. Further, the Kwid makes for a perfect choice thanks to Renault’s extensive after-sales support, low cost of ownership, and high resale value. There’s even a host of personalisation options on offer to make your Kwid stand out from the rest. Check them out here.
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