Renault Kwid
Renault KwidIBTimes India/ Ken Sunny

Kwid, the entry-level car from French auto-maker Renault, has been a hot-seller since its entry into the Indian market in September last year as the car has received over 90,000 bookings so far.

Renault Kwid, the car with competitive price tag and SUV-styling, has become an instant hit in the market, with the growing demand resulting in a stretched waiting period of up to ten months. According to a new report of Team BHP, Renault will start the third production shift at the company's Chennai facility, considering the rising demand for the new Kwid. The company has asked its suppliers to get ready for a production ramp up starting from March. The increase in output is expected to reduce the waiting period of Kwid in the country.

Speaking of the car, offered in four variants — Standard, RxE, RxL and RxT — under the hood, Kwid gets 799cc three-cylinder petrol motor, which is tuned to churn out 53bhp and a peak torque of 72Nm with a five-speed manual gearbox. Kwid is the first car to be built on the CMF-A platform and offers the best-in-class mileage at 25.17kmpl. The company has recently hiked the prices of the Kwid by up to Rs 11,000.

Meanwhile, Renault, to keep its successful Kwid fresh, is now gearing up to launch the new versions of the car at the Auto Expo 2016. Rumours suggest that the new Kwid will be a 1.0 litre and an AMT avatar of the car. There have also been reports that the company will unveil Kwid Racer and Climber variants.

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