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Why is Renault Kwid so light weight? The kerb weight of cars in the segment are Renault Kwid (699Kg) Maruthi Alto 800 LXi(720Kg) Tata GenX Nano XM(725Kg ) Datsun Go D(769Kg) Hyundai Eon D-Lite(715Kg) Chevrolet Spark(840Kg) Tata Tiago(930Kg) Does it mean in Kwid quality is compromised?It looks great,but is it reliable,safe in the long run.

Published On : 2016-07-04 20:40:52.0 Ciril J Thundiyil
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The kerb weight of Renault Kwid is less because weight reduction has been achieved by innovative means like three bolts on each wheel instead of the usual four and a single windshield wiper, a reduction of about 14 kg from wiring clips and bindings throughout the car and a lightweight all-aluminium engine. Further, to reduce the weight, the wing mirrors are finished in plastic.

All this results to make the car affordable and in addition to this - It helped Kwid to become India's most fuel efficient car, with ARAI certified fuel efficiency being 25.17 kmpl. But, the low weight does not result in a loss of the torsional rigidity of the car and the Kwid has an upper hand in safety department, as it is offered with an optional airbag on the driver's side for the top end variant.

CarDekho Helpdesk on 2016-07-05 12:54:12.0
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