Renault Kwid now better than ever
The Renault Kwid has been a popular offering within the entry-level segment since it was first introduced. This little Renault provided a much-needed solution to many drivers who were looking for some form of independence. The Kwid offers budget-friendly motoring in a compact package with a focus on convenience. Now, the latest Kwid packs a raft of features as well as improved safety items as well. Here is what you need to know.
The latest Renault Kwid overturns the established entry segment design cues thanks to its robust, stylish exterior plus a modern and inviting interior equipped with generous cabin space as well as features and fitments normally unattainable in its class. Not only is the latest Renault Kwid hatchback specifically designed to meet the needs of anyone looking to buy an affordable car, but also to make driving simpler.
The new Kwid puts forward a more muscular and tough exterior enhancing its SUV-inspired look, which certainly makes it aesthetically pleasing. The new larger 14” wheels sporting stylish wheel covers give the New Renault Kwid an impressive ground clearance and sturdier stance, and together with the new rear axle adds to the safety of the vehicle by improving its road holding. The New Renault Kwid offers unique design cues, such as SUV styled headlamps with silver streak LED DRL’s, and tail lamps with LED light guides, while the new front fascia exudes a sense of aggression, adding to its overall appeal.
The new chrome finishes give it a more premium feel, and the new upholstery fabrics take modern to a new level. The all new steering wheel enhances the quality feel while the new centre fascia and metre cluster with sportier graphics give a more pronounced and sporty ambience.
The Renault Kwid boasts a surprising level of advanced technology – including standard aircon, electric front and rear windows and electrical adjustable door mirrors.
The bold and confidence-inspiring interior of the Kwid offers both style and practicality, featuring intuitive technology to ensure that driver and passengers stay connected, including a new MediaNav /multimedia system complete with a larger 8” touchscreen display, radio and Bluetooth connectivity, and the convenience of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Furthermore, the Kwid features a reverse camera and park distance sensors.
The New Renault Kwid now has increased safety with dual front airbags, for both driver and passenger. The full Model range is equipped with ABS brakes allowing for increased pad and disc life, and improved stopping during emergency braking. A seat belt reminder presents an added safety feature.
Under the bonnet is a compact 1.0- litre 3-cylinder Smart Control efficiency engine powering the Kwid. It pushes out 50kW and maximum torque of 91Nm. This motor is paired to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox, the best automatic entry offered in the South African market. The Kwid delivers an incredible 4.7 litres/100km and class-leading 4.4 litres/100km with the AMT transmission.