New-Delhi:Sept 24: Looking to make its mark in the hatchback segment, Renault India on Thursday launched the Kwid at a starting price of Rs 2.56 lakh (ex-showroom New-Delhi). The entry-level hatchback is expected to give fierce competition to Maruti Suzukiís popular Alto model, which is priced at the same level, besides Hyundai Eon and Tata Nano.
The Kwid has been launched in six variants. Here is the price wise break-up:
STD: Rs 2,56,968
RXE: Rs 2,88,960
RXE(O): Rs 2,94,960
RXL: Rs 3,11,664
RXT: Rs 3,44,131
RXT(O): Rs 3,53,131
Renault India MD Sumit Sawhney speaking at the launch, said that the Kwid would take PM Narendra Modi's Make in India campaign further since the hatchback will be launched with 98 per cent local content while only some high precision engine parts were being imported.
The new Renault Kwid will be powered by a newly developed 799cc, 3-cylinder, DOHC petrol engine churning out maximum power output of 54bhp and maximum torque of 72Nm, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Moreover, Renault promises that the Kwid will be India's most fuel-efficient petrol car with a remarkable fuel economy of 25.17kmpl.
The new Renault Kwid measures 3,679mm in length, 1,579mm in width, 1,471mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2422mm, and a ground clearance of 180mm. The Kwid also offers a boot space of 300 litres.
The new Renault Kwid hatchback will be available in five paint jobs- Fiery Red, Ice Cool White, Planet Grey, Moonlight Silver and Outback Bronze.
The company, which sells various popular models like Duster and Lodgy, plans to grow its sales and service presence across the country to reach 280 outlets by next year, almost doubling its current reach.
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