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2018 Renault Kwid Launched – Gets Subtle Changes

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2018 Renault Kwid continue to be the same largely as before. Kwid becomes the most popular small car after the Maruti Alto

Renault today announced the launch of new KWID 2018 Feature Loaded Range which will be available in both manual and automated transmission options. A true game-changer and volume driver for Renault India, selling more than 2,50,000 cars. Available in 8 trims with segment-first features, the new Renault KWID 2018 Feature Loaded Range has been launched at no additional price, further enhancing its value proposition.

The Renault KWID 2018 Feature Loaded Range will offer segment-leading length, power to weight ratio, boot space, ground clearance and cutting-edge technology. It boasts of several first-in-segment features led by its SUV inspired design, 7-inch touchscreen Media NAV system, Rear Camera, digital Instrument cluster, one-touch lane change indicator, radio speed dependent volume control and pro-sense seat belt pretensioners with load limiters.

Best-in-class features include its boot capacity of 300 litres, 180 mm of ground clearance, ergo-smart cabin, multiple storage spaces, upper segment body dimensions, interior space, service parts maintenance cost, ride & handling and several personalization options. The length and width of the car is also best in class thus offering a stunning and powerful road presence.The range-topping variants get power steering, 3 and 4 Speed Manual AC, ORVM passenger side, engine immobilizer, single din audio with Bluetooth and telephony, front speakers and a 12V power socket.

2018 Renault Kwid comes with a 4 year / 1 lakh km (whichever is earlier) class-leading warranty along with Road Side Assistance at no extra cost. This includes the regular 2 years / 50,000 km comprehensive warranty along with an additional 2 years / 50,000 km extended warranty.

Customers can choose from six exciting colour options – Fiery Red, Planet Grey, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White, Outback Bronze and Electric Blue for the KWID Climber. Bookings for the Renault KWID 2018 Feature Loaded Range have commenced across all Renault dealerships in India.

2018 Renault Kwid has a powerful and significant road presence with dual tone bumpers, and other distinctive design elements including the “C” shaped Renault lighting signature. Up front, the RXT(O) variant of Renault KWID 2018 Feature Loaded Range gets an appealing new razor edge chrome front grille highlighting the Renault diamond logo, which accentuates the SUV-inspired design of the vehicle and add a touch of premiumness. The subtle design changes have brought forth a mature overall stance in line with its all-terrain attitude. In terms of standard features, the mid-level and top-end variants get body coloured bumpers, full wheel covers and front fog lamps.


The 2018 Renault Kwid Climber gets a distinct body design, which announces its stylish presence. It gets a ‘Climber’ insignia and protection claddings on the doors along with orange exterior mirrors, rugged fog lamp housings, and silver finish with orange highlights on the front bumper. The roof rails get matching orange detailing as well. The KWID Climber distinctively personifies a new generation urbanite who wants a vehicle to #LiveforMore with style, attitude and fun.

Maintaining its competitive edge, the Renault KWID 2018 Range is loaded with a host of best-in-class equipment. Among those, is the Rear ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) across all the variants, which allows the rear seat belt to freely extend and retract with occupant movement, yet locks the belt during a sudden stop or upon impact. The placement of the Rear ELR has been defined in a way to offer the best ergonomics for each passenger. The other segment-first equipment that notches up the novelty aspect is the Rear Camera, which is available in the variants – RXT (O) and Climber. The rear camera will assist in parking effortlessly and safely. In addition, the AMT variants of the Renault KWID 2018 Range comes equipped with the essential Traffic Assist which helps the vehicle to crawl forward in slow moving traffic and also prevents it from rolling back on slopes.

New Razor Edge Chrome Front Grille

In addition, variant equipment has been upgraded with premium features so that customers have a wide array of choices without incurring any additional cost. The RXL variant gets additional upgrades like Front Power window, Remote Central Locking whereas the RXT(O) variant get Rear 12V socket and stylised chrome near the gear knob. The KWID Climber gets the similar upgradations with an additional Rear Arm rest for extra comfort and convenience.

The 0.8 litre and 1.0 litre SCe (Smart Control Efficiency) engines which will power the Renault KWID 2018 Range are optimally designed for better performance and best-in-class fuel efficiency. The 4 valves per cylinder of the Double Over Head Camshaft (DOHC) layout ensures low pressure drop and super-efficient valve lift for a higher air filling; thus allowing the engines to make usable power at low end, mid-range and high-end rev bands. This high technology engines offer excellent drivability, be it slick city streets or on the highway.

2018 Renault Kwid gets the Easy-R Gear Box is a 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology will enable a clutch free driving experience that combines the fuel economy and performance of a manual transmission with the convenience of automated gear shifting. The Innovative Shift Control Dial with three modes Reverse – Neutral – Drive has been smartly designed for ease of use. An advanced control unit automatically optimizes gear shifting in accordance with driving conditions for smooth and regular acceleration to offer a comfortable and stress-free driving experience.


The Easy-R gearbox can be operated with an innovative shift control dial that is positioned below the infotainment system on the centre console. The car will have an advanced throttle control unit that would monitor the throttle input by optimising acceleration and gear shifting. Renault KWID’s SUV-inspired design offering a high driving position for greater visibility, state-of- the-art MediaNav multimedia & navigation system and the all new Easy-R Gear Box come together to offer an unmatched easy and stress-free experience for today’s congested driving conditions.

Mohit Soni
Mohit Soni
NOT A Commander, Director, Editor-In-This/ That, CEO, MD, President, Entrepreneur, etc etc. Just a first employee at Thrust Zone with a team of enthusiasts who love car and motorcycles more than anything else in the world, just like I do. Hashtag blessed

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