French automaker Renault's small car Kwid is slated to make its India debut during the festival season of this year. The model, which was unveiled in last May, will be powered by a 800 cc three-cylinder petrol engine under the hood. According to latest reports, the company is planning to include a 1.0-litre petrol engine also in the Kwid engine line-up.
According to a report from Auto Car India, Kwid could get the 1.0-litre petrol engine six to eight months after the launch of the car in the country. This new engine option is also likely to include both manual and automated manual transmission (AMT) options. As we know, the Kwid smaller engine will also be launched in AMT variant.
Kwid, which will take on the likes of Maruti Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon in India, is based on the all-new platform, CMF-A and is expected to pack features like optional air bags, Media Nav multimedia and navigation system with Bluetooth connectivity. The car's 800 cc three-cylinder petrol mill is expected to churn out 57bhp power with either a five-speed gearbox or AMT.
The model is expected to be priced in the range of ₹3-₹4 lakh.