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Renault Kwid Variants Explained

Modified On Dec 05, 2017 03:58 PM By Khan Mohd. for Renault KWID

Starting at a modest price of Rs 2.62 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Renault Kwid is offered in four variants with a choice of 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre engines

Renault Kwid

The Renault Kwid created quite a stir when it first debuted on September 24, 2015. Renault’s first entry-level offering made car buyers believe that one could get style and space without breaking the bank. The last two years have seen the Kwid go through various updates. First came the option of a more powerful 1.0-litre petrol motor which was later followed by the introduction of an automated manual transmission (AMT). Renault even added some spice into the Kwid’s recipe by bringing out the Kwid Climber. These constant changes and additions have kept the little hatchback fresh in the minds of car buyers. Priced in the range of Rs 2.62 lakh and Rs 4.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), Renault sells more than 5,000 units of the Kwid every month. But which is the best Kwid variant for your needs? Let’s dive deep into its variant list to find out.

Vital Information

Dimensions (LXWXH)

3769x1579x1478

Wheelbase

2422mm

Ground Clearance

180mm (unladen)

Seating Capacity

5

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Renault Kwid Engine

Engine

0.8-litre

1.0-litre

Displacement

799cc

999cc

Transmission

5-Speed Manual

5-Speed Manual/AMT

Max Power

54PS

68PS

Max Torque

72Nm

91Nm

Fuel Efficiency (Claimed)

25.17kmpl

23.01kmpl/24.04kmpl (AMT)

Colour options available: Fiery Red, Ice Cool White, Moonlight Silver, Outback Bronze, Electric Blue (Only with Climber) and Plant Grey

Renault Kwid STD – Too bare basic, not recommended

Prices (ex-showroom New Delhi) – Rs 2.62 lakh

Renault Kwid

The Kwid STD version is only available with the smaller capacity 0.8-litre engine. Here are its key features:

  • Black hub caps

  • Mono-tone dashboard

  • Heater

  • Manual steering wheel

  • Front seats recline and slide

  • Gear shift indicator

  • Front and rear seat belts

Is it worth buying?

The base variant of the Kwid is for those buyers who are strictly tight on the budget and don’t have the option to go a level up the variant ladder. What you get with the Kwid STD is a fuel efficient engine and spacious interiors with a 300-litre boot. The bare bone base model lacks many of the features buyers have come to expect from a car. This variant is also not available in the popular Fiery Red or Outback Bronze exterior colour option. 

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Renault Kwid RXE – Almost There

Prices (ex-showroom New Delhi) - Rs 3.05 lakh

Approximate price premium above the Kwid STD – Rs 43,000

For the additional money you invest, you get features such as:

  • Black decals on the doors

  • Steel wheels painted silver

  • Adjustable and closable central air vents

  • Rear seat gets a foldable backrest

  • Air conditioner

  • Lower glove box

  • Sunvisor on passenger side

  • Engine immobiliser

Is it worth buying?

With vital features like AC and engine immobiliser, the Kwid RXE variant is the one that makes sense for some. Some cosmetic additions make sure the RXE variant stands out from the STD variant too. But even this variant may fail to entice some buyers as it misses out on power steering. 

Renault Kwid RXL – Life Begins To Be At Ease

Prices

0.8-litre

1.0-litre MT

1.0-litre AMT

Ex-showroom New Delhi

Rs 3.31 lakh

Rs 3.53 lakh

Rs 3.83 lakh

Price Premium over RXE

Rs 26,000

Rs 48,000

Rs 78,000

Renault Kwid AMT

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The Kwid RXL is available with two engine options and gets various features over the RXE variant. From this variant upwards, buyers can even opt for the automated manual transmission (AMT) with the larger 1.0-litre engine. It gets additional features such as:

  • Body coloured bumpers

  • Full-size black decals on doors

  • Intense Red upholstery

  • Electric power steering

  • Single DIN stereo with radio AM/FM, MP3

  • Bluetooth audio streaming & handsfree telephony with USB and AUX-in

  • Front speakers (x2)

  • 12V power socket

Is it worth buying?

While there are various aftermarket equipment that you can add to jazz up the STD and RXE variants of the Kwid, the one thing you cannot replace is its non-assisted steering. The RXL variant is the first in the Kwid range to offer power steering. In addition, you also get an audio system and speakers for media playback. One can opt for the 1.0-litre Kwid in this variant for a more engaging drive than the smaller motor. Add the AMT to the mix, and the Kwid RXL becomes a comfortable city car.

Renault Kwid RXT – Everything But Airbag

The Kwid RXT sits just below the top-spec variant and is available with both engine options.

Prices

0.8-litre

1.0-litre MT

Ex-showroom New Delhi

Rs 3.64 lakh

Rs 3.87 lakh

Price Premium over RXL

Rs 33,000

Rs 34,000

List of features over the Kwid RXL:

  • Front fog lamps

  • Two-tone glossy grey ORVMs (1.0-litre only)

Renault Kwid 1.0

  • ‘Speed-sport’ designer graphics on doors - full size (1.0-litre only)

  • Dual-tone dashboard

  • Champion red upholstery

  • Upper glove box

  • Rear parcel tray

  • Cabin lighting with timer and fade out

Renault Kwid Interior

  • 7-inch MediaNAV touchscreen infotainment system

  • Remote keyless entry with central locking

  • Intermittent front wiper & auto wiping while washing

Is it worth buying?

The Renault Kwid RXT’s biggest plus point is the MediaNAV system, which is one of the most sophisticated infotainment units in any car at this price. Features like central locking and fog lamps further make this small car almost complete. But if you’re planning to spend your hard earned money on the Kwid RXT, you better shell out Rs 13,000 more for the RXT(O) variant. Here’s why.

Renault Kwid RXT (O) AMT/Climber – Be A Showstopper

Renault Kwid Climber

Prices

0.8-litre

1.0-litre MT

1.0-litre AMT

Climber

Ex-showroom New Delhi

Rs 3.78 lakh

Rs 4.00 lakh

Rs 4.30 lakh

Rs 4.25 lakh /4.55 lakh (AMT)

Price premium over RXT

Rs 14,000

Rs 13,000

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List of features over the Kwid RXT:

  • Driver airbag

  • High safety Pro-Sense front seatbelt

Since the Kwid Climber is also based on the RXT (O) variant, let’s have a glance at its list of exclusive features:

  • Two-tone orange ORVMs

  • Rugged bumper overriders

  • Front & Rear terrain protector

  • Arching roof bars

Kwid Climber Features

  • Orange side repeaters

  • CLIMBER insignia on front doors and rear windshield

  • Door protection cladding

  • Sporty steering wheel with CLIMBER insignia

  • Orange shades on steering wheel, side air vents and gear knob (manual version)

  • Orange upholstery with CLIMBER insignia

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Is it worth buying?

The best thing about this variant is that it comes with the added safety net of a driver’s airbag at a marginal premium of Rs 13,000 over the RXT variant. It is, therefore, definitely a variant worth recommending over the RXT.

Also, if you want to have something unique, look no further than the Kwid Climber. The beefed up version gets a host of accessories which set it apart from the RXT (O) variant. While the manual Climber variant costs Rs 20,000 more, the AMT costs Rs 24,000 more than the corresponding RXT (O) variant.

We hope that this article about the Kwid’s variants has helped you decide which one suits your needs and requirements the best. If you have any suggestion or feedback, please share it in the comments section below.

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