French car-manufacturer Renault announced up to 3% hike in prices of its entire car range from 1 January. As per the announcement, the company increased the prices of its vehicles. The most-sought-after model in the line-up, the Kwid, is now costlier by Rs 10,999 in Delhi.
The top-end variant, Kwid RXT Driver Airbag (O), was selling at Rs 3,53,131 in 2015 and the new price is Rs 3,64,130 with the hike of Rs 10,999. The entry-level standard model that was sold at Rs 2,56,968 in 2015 is now priced Rs 2,59,968 with a difference of Rs 3,000.
|Variant||New price||increase in price|
|STD||Rs 259968||Rs 3000|
|RXE||Rs 295960||Rs 7000|
|RXE Radio(O)||Rs 303460||Rs 8500|
|RXL||Rs 320600||Rs 8936|
|RXT||Rs 354130||Rs 9999|
|RXT Driver Airbag (O)||Rs 364130||Rs 10,999|
All prices ex-showroom, Delhi
The best car launched by Renault in India, the Kwid has already received 70,000 bookings, and its waiting averages over six months. The Kwid hatchback is powered by a 799cc three-cylinder petrol motor, which is tuned to churn out 53bhp at 5,678rpm and a peak torque of 72Nm at 4,386rpm, mated a five-speed manual gearbox. The car also returns ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency of 25.17kmpl, which makes it the most fuel-efficient petrol car in the country.
In an attempt to keep the Kwid fresh and keep up the momentum, Renault is expected to launch the hatchback in 1.0-litre engine and AMT gear options in 2016. The updated model is expected at the Auto Expo 2016.