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Renault India, a subsidiary of the French automobile company, has a respectable market share in the country. To further improve its ground in India, it has launched a new hatchback, which is perhaps its least expensive product. Among the variants that this car is released in, Renault Kwid RXL is the mid range version. This trim comes with a range of features including its exterior cosmetics and interior comforts. Starting with the cabin arrangement, there is a simple design theme highlighted by metallic accents. A high end musical system is present for entertainment needs, and it comes with radio, MP3, USB and an array of other benefits. The seats come with reclining and longitudinal adjustment facilitates, promoting convenience for the occupants. In addition to this, there is an auto-on cabin lighting, along with a door map storage with bottle holders as well. Coming to the exterior outfit, this car has been designed for good looks as well as speed capacity. The black door handles and outside mirrors blend into the overall image well, and the attractive wheel rims also support the stylish look. Coming to the performance aspect, it is powered by a 799cc petrol engine that enables good performance along with fuel efficiency. Balancing the speed capacity, there are sound safety functions such as airbags, seatbelts and an immobilizer. A reliable braking and suspension arrangement also enables control and drive stability.
The compact car has a muscular design that brings the impression of an SUV at first sight. Delving into specifics, it has a decent grille at the front, which creates an imposing effect. On either side of this, there are C shaped signature headlamps that are intricately designed with all the necessary lighting units. For this variant, there are body colored bumpers, which bring unity to the front facet in terms of looks. The wide hood is graced with sweeping body lines that add to the style of the front facet. The sloped back windscreen facilitates the right airflow when driving, thereby promoting its speed capacity. At the front portion of the roof, there is a short antenna for radio reception. By the side of the vehicle, the smooth curvatures and the subtle lines add to its overall appeal. This variant has been blessed with black decals by the doorside that give it a sporty persona. The wheel arch cladding further highlights the classy side of its design, along with black painted steel wheels that come with black hub caps. The B pillar of the window is garnished in black. The machine's overall figure is balanced with a huskier rear portion. The integrated roof spoiler at the rear adds to the sporty design. Furthermore, the stylish tail-lamps are equipped with courtesy lights and turn indicators for maximized safety when driving. The emblem of the company is posted at the center of the tailgate, finishing the look with a bold statement.
The cabin has been designed on sound ergonomics, ensuring the best comfort for the occupants. The two row seating arrangement enables apt space for all of the occupants. The front seats have premium contoured design covered with good quality upholstery for higher level of comfort. In addition to this, headrests are present by the front row, and neck rests are present by the rear, adding support to the occupants' heads and necks. The rear seats also have foldable backrests. Premium upholstery covers the seats, and for this variant, there is an 'intense red' coloring theme that adds plushness to the cabin. The driver gets a sporty steering wheel with a leather wrap insert, and the mono tone dashboard by the center is also great looking. The digital instrument cluster comes with a satin silver contour, while the center fascia comes with a satin silver contour. Coming to the convenience aspect of the interior, the car provides a floor console with 2 can holders, along with a parking brake console as well. The air vents are adjustable and closable, enabling easier working for the occupants.
Engine and Performance:
The car is powered by a petrol engine that displaces 799cc. It has 3 cylinders and 12 valves incorporated through the double overhead configuration. Coming to specifications, the engine produces a power of 53bhp at 5678rpm, coupled with a torque of 72Nm at 4386rpm. The drive-train's power is transferred to the front wheels through an efficient 5 speed manual synchromesh gearbox, which enables smooth shifting and better performance.
Braking and Handling:
For the braking requirements of the car, the company has rigged it with disc units at the front and drums at the rear. Meanwhile, a McPherson strut secures the front axle of the chassis, and it is further assisted with a lower traverse link. For the rear axle of the chassis, there is a twist beam arrangement that comes along with a coil spring for effective handling quality. In addition to this, the car has been gifted with tubeless radials that promote control and stability. Also, the electric power steering also boosts the control level.
For this variant, there is a single DIN stereo system that comes along with radio facility and MP3 arrangement as well. A USB port and Aux-In interface ensure that the system can incorporate external devices for an enhanced audio experience. Another feature to be highlighted is the Bluetooth facility, which allows for handsfree calling and for streaming music. All of this is enabled with the presence of two speakers by the front. In addition to all of this, the cabin also hosts an air conditioning system that comes along with a heater. For storage and convenience, there is lower glove box, along with an open storage system in front of the front passenger. For the benefit of the driver, there is a gear shift indicator, a driver's side tailgate inner release function and a fuel lid inner release function.
This car meets its safety requirements with a variety of facilities. A high mounted stop lamp is present as a vital requirement. Seatbelts are present at the front and rear, keeping the occupants restrains in case of a jerk or a mishap. A warning triangle is also present, together with a full sized spare wheel. The company is also offering a 2 years corrosion protection for the car. Finally, an engine immobilizer secures the vehicle from unwanted entry and theft.
1. Classy looks and exterior cosmetics.
2. Comfortable interior arrangement.
1. Its performance could be upgraded.
2. The safety facilitates suffer from a lack.
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