Renault on Monday announced the launch of the new Kwid RXL 1.0 variant in India. At the same time, the company also hiked the pricing of the entire Kwid line-up. The entry-level pint-sized car is now costlier by ₹2,000 to ₹7,000.
Variants such as STD 0.8L MT, RXE 0.8L MT, RXL 0.8L MT, and RXT 0.8L MT are now costlier by ₹2,000, while RXT (O) 1.0 MT, RXT (O) 1.0 AMT, Climber (O) 1.0 MT, and Climber (O) 1.0 AMT are costlier by ₹4,000, ₹7,000, ₹4,000 and ₹6,000, respectively.
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This is Kwid's second price hike for 2020, the first was introduced back in January when the car was updated with BS 6 compliant powertrains which hiked its pricing by ₹9,000 through out the range. Following the two hikes, it now starts at ₹2.91 lakh* for the standard 0.8L MT variant and extends up to ₹5.07 lakh* for the Climber AMT(O) 1.0 L.
The Kwid is powered by two engines options, both are three-cylinder petrol engines. There is a 54 PS, 0.8-litre and a 68 PS, 1.0-litre unit. While the smaller 0.8-litre is available with a 5-speed manual transmission, the 1.0-litre also gets an AMT (automated manual transmission) option.
The smaller 0.8-litre engine can be had in four variants – Std, RXE, RXL and RXT; the 1.0-litre engine can be opted with new mid-spec – RXL, and a top-spec RXT (O) variant.
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Renault Kwid's feature list includes 20.32 cm (8.0-inch) Touchscreen MediaNAV Evolution, LED digital instrument cluster, a floor console mounted AMT dial, one-touch lane change indicator, a boot capacity of 279 liters and more.
The Renault Kwid's new prices are as follows: