It looks like French auto maker Renault's new offering Kwid is going to be a game changer for the company. The latest online buzz is that Kwid, the entry level car in the small car segment, commands a waiting period of up to six months in some cities owing to the increasing demand.
A MotorBeam report suggests that the Renault Kwid, which received over 25,000 bookings within its first week of launch, is still grabbing heavy bookings across the country and the car is currently enjoying a waiting period of up to six months in tier II cities. The scenario is not much different in Tier I too. From what we know, Renault Kwid top end variants are in great demand when compared to the base model RxE.
The Kwid, a much-awaited car of the year priced at Rs 2.56 lakh onwards (ex-showroom Delhi) is offered in four variants -- Standard, RxE, RxL and RxT. Under the hood, Renault Kwid is powered by a 799cc 3-cylinder petrol motor, which is tuned to churn out 54PS and a peak torque of 72Nm with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Kwid is the first car to be built on the CMF-A platform and offers best-in-class mileage at 25.17kmpl.
Pitted against Maruti Alto and the Hyundai Eon, the Renault Kwid comes with the segment's first ever touchscreen Media-Nav Navigation System, digital instrument console, chrome touched tail lights and side body cladding.