French car-manufacturer Renault had a stellar success with the launch of the Kwid hatchback, of which the company currently has over 70,000 bookings from India. Rnault is now planning to replicate the result in global markets.
Latin American country Brazil will be among the first batch of foreign counties where the Kwid will be launched, with Renault confirming the start of production for it from September 2016.
The Kwid in the Brazilian market will replace the ageing Clio, reports autossegredos.com.br. The company is reportedly planning to launch the Kwid priced under 30,000 Brazilian reals (approximately Rs 5 lakh) which makes it a compelling buy in the segment.
The Brazilian model will powered by the same 800cc three cylinder but will be engineered to run on both petrol and ethanol fuels. The engine is estimated to make 58bhp when running on ethanol. The Kwid is expected with a powerful 1.0-litre engine in India soon, and may debut at Auto Expo 2016. This engine will also be part of the Brazilian line-up of powertrains. Both engines will be mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
The Brazil-spec Kwid is also expected to feature ABS with EBD and front airbags as standard features, which are not offered in India. The features may vary according to the market.