If emerging reports on the web are true, French auto maker Renault is likely to start the production of its new offering Kwid in Algeria soon.
An Algerian auto portal Autoalgerie.com reports that the Renault plant in Oued Tlélat, Algeria, is set to ramp up the production from next year to accommodate the new models of both Renault and Dacia. The plant, which started its operations in November last year, has so far produced over 10,000 units and is currently on track to achieve its set target of 25,000 per annum for the first year.
Next year onwards, the plant will have 3×8 shift basis that will help the Algerian plant to start the production of new models like Renault Sandero Stepway and Kwid. The report further says that Renault Kwid, which made its India debut on 24 September, is likely to be sold with a different name in the market.
The Kwid, a small car which is sold in the markets like India, is priced Rs 2.56 lakh onwards (ex-showroom Delhi). Launched in four variants -- Standard, RxE, RxL and RxT -- the Kwid is the first car to be built on the CMF-A platform.
Powered by a 799cc 3-cylinder petrol motor, which is tuned to churn out 54PS and a peak torque of 72Nm with a 5-speed manual gearbox, the Kwid offers best-in-class mileage at 25.17kmpl.