Renault Kwid facelift launched at Rs 2.83 lakh

    Updated hatchback gets tweaked styling and more equipment; rivals the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso.

    Published On Oct 01, 2019 12:40:00 PM


    Renault Kwid facelift launched at Rs 2.83 lakh

    UPDATE: Renault Kwid facelift vs rivals: Price, fuel-efficiency comparison

    Following the introduction of the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, Renault has launched a facelift of its popular Kwid hatchback, priced from Rs 2.83 lakh. The refreshed model arrives in five levels of trim – Standard, RxE, RxL, RxT and Climber – and comes with two petrol engine options. Bookings have also opened online on Renault's website for Rs 5,000. 

    The updated Kwid borrows styling cues from the Renault City KZ-E electric car that was unveiled in China earlier this year. It gets a split headlamp setup similar to the MG Hector and Tata Harrier SUVs, with the LED daytime running lamps being positioned next to the chrome-embellished front grille. The main headlamp cluster is positioned lower down in the bumper in a deep recess. The outgoing Kwid’s hexagonal radiator grille has been replaced with one that has horizontal slats. At the back, there’s a new rear bumper – which gets reflectors on the sides – and new LED elements in the tail-lights. Additionally, the top-spec Climber variant gets faux skid plates at the front and back, roof rails, 14-inch steel wheels with gunmetal grey covers and orange highlights. 

    Renault offers six exterior paint options with the new Kwid - Zanskar Blue, Fiery Red, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White, Outback Bronze and Electric Blue.

    On the inside, the refreshed Kwid gets a tweaked dashboard design, with a newer, and larger, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a new steering wheel – the former has been lifted off the Renault Triber. The AMT variants also see the round gear shifter repositioned to the centre console instead of the dashboard. The new Kwid also gets the Triber’s digital instrument cluster that includes a tachometer.  Further, new seat fabrics and tweaked door pad trim are also part of the package. 

    Equipment-wise, the top-spec Kwid’s new touchscreen infotainment system gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-compatibility, 14-inch alloys, LED DRLs, a manual AC and rear centre armrest. Standard safety equipment includes a driver’s airbag, ABS with EBD, seatbelt reminders for driver and passenger, a speed alert system and reverse parking sensors. The 1.0 variants - the RxT and Climber - also get the option of a passenger airbag and rear power windows. 

    2019 Renault Kwid facelift variant-wise prices
    VariantsPrices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
    Standard 0.8Rs 2.83 lakh
    RxE 0.8Rs 3.53 lakh
    RxL 0.8Rs 3.83 lakh
    RxT 0.8Rs 4.13 lakh
    RxT 1.0Rs 4.33 lakh
    RxT AMTRs 4.63 lakh
    ClimberRs 4.54 lakh
    Climber AMTRs 4.84 lakh

    Here's an in-depth look at exactly what features you get with each variant and for how much.

    Mechanically, the facelifted Kwid remains identical to its predecessor. It continues to be offered with the same three-cylinder petrol engines – a 54hp, 0.8-litre and a 68hp, 1.0-litre. The 800cc Kwid comes with a 5-speed manual only, while the 1.0-litre variant also gets an optional 5-speed AMT gearbox. The engines are BS4-compliant for now, though Renault is expected to introduce BS6-compliant versions closer to the April 2020 deadline. 

    The Kwid comes standard with a 4-year/1 lakh kilometre warranty, with roadside assistance.

    The Kwid’s main rival is the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, which was launched yesterday at Rs 3.69 lakh. Alternatively, it will also face competition from the Datsun Redigo (Rs 2.80-4.37 lakh) and the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 (Rs 3.61-4.40 lakh).

    2019 Renault Kwid vs Maruti S-Presso: Prices
    0.8Rs 2.83-4.13 lakhNA
    1.0-MTRs 4.33-4.54 lakhRs 3.69-4.48 lakh
    1.0-AMTRs 4.63-4.84 lakhRs 4.68-4.91 lakh

    All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi

    Also see:

    2019 Renault Kwid facelift image gallery

    Click here for Renault India models, prices, reviews, images, videos and more

    Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.



    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now

    Search By Car Price

    Poll of the month

    Tata is considering separate showrooms for EVs, do you think all carmakers should do this?

    Yes, EV buyers have distinct needs



    Yes, it shows a strong commitment to EVs



    No, splitting showrooms creates inconvenience



    No, it will dilute the brand



    Total Votes : 1046
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe