Renault's small car Kwid has been doing wonders to the sales of the company ever since its launch in September 2015. The small car breached 10,000 monthly sales barrier for the first time in August 2016 by finding 10,719 takers. In September 2016, Kwid continued the increased sales momentum.
Renault India sold 12,300 vehicles last month, up 590 percent from 1,781 units sold in September 2015. It is evident that Kwid has single- handedly pushed-up the sales. Kwid has raked in 1.65 lakh bookings so far, and is still going strong. In the first eight months this year, Renault India sold 65,000 units of the Kwid. By the end of 2016, the company is aiming to breach the 1 lakh car sales since its launch in India in 2008.
Kwid is now available in two engine options. It was originally launched with a 799cc three-cylinder petrol motor tuned to churn out 53bhp at 5,678rpm and a peak torque of 72Nm at 4,386rpm. The new avatar of Kwid comes with a 999cc 3-cylinder engine that can churn out 67bhp of power at 5500rpm and 91Nm of torque at 4250rpm. The 799cc version returns claimed fuel efficiency of 25.17kmpl, while the Kwid 1.0 litre claims to deliver a mileage of 23.01 kmpl.
Apart from the SUVish stance which is a never-before-attempted formula in the segment, Renault Kwid has become popular for its feature package. It is loaded with a 7-inch touchscreen Media Nav system, digital Instrument cluster, one-touch lane change indicator and pro-sense seat belt pretensioners.
Kwid comes with 98 per cent localisation. It is priced starting at Rs. 2.64 lakh for the 0.8 litre Kwid and Rs. 3.82 lakh for the Kwid 1.0 litre variant.