It looks like the Kwid, the game-changer from Renault, is soon going to get a slew of accessory packs in the market to stay ahead of the competition as new offering look to enter the segment.
A report on Shifting Gears says the French automaker, which has been posting record sales since the launch of its small car offering, the Kwid, in India, is planning to roll out new accessory packs for the model in May. The accessory packs include Kwid Air, Kwid Zap and Kwid Rider.
The Kwid hatchback, launched in September 2015 with a 799cc three-cylinder petrol motor tuned to churn out 53bhp and a peak torque of 72Nm with a five-speed manual gearbox, is also expected to get 1.0-litre petrol engine and an AMT avatar in the coming months. The Kwid has garnered over 1.25 lakh bookings in India since its entry and the increasing demand has led to waiting periods of up to 10 months.
Offered in four variants â€” Standard, RxE, RxL and RxT â€” Renault Kwid is the first car to be built on the CMF-A platform and offers best-in-class mileage at 25.17kmpl.
The Kwid is soon expected to face competition from the upcoming redi-Go hatchback, the third offering of Nissan's low-cost brand Datsun. Renault Kwid currently rivals Maruti Suzuki Alto and Hyundai Eon.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]