Renault Kwid
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After the runaway success of new small car Kwid in India, the French auto maker is now looking to explore the market for the small hatch in the southern African county of Zambia.

A report of The Post of Zambia reveals that the F-One Hazida, the sole distributor of Renault cars in Zambia, is planning to bring the new Renault Kwid to the country in early 2016. Renault Kwid, which is expected to challenge the used car market in Zambia with its affordable price tag, will go on sale in the country with prices starting at USD 15,900 (Rs 10.53 lakh) inclusive of all taxes and VAT.

According to the report, the Kwid is expected to be launched in Zambia in January, 2016. The F-One Hazida has already started taking pre-orders for the upcoming Kwid in the country and is said to have got few bookings already. The company hopes to sell 60-70 units of Kwid in Zambia in 2016.

The Kwid, the first car to be built on the CMF-A platform, offers the best-in-class mileage at 25.17kmpl. In India, Kwid is offered in four variants -- Standard, RxE, RxL and RxT. Under the hood, Kwid gets 799cc 3-cylinder petrol motor, which is tuned to churn out 53bhp and a peak torque of 72Nm with a 5-speed manual gearbox.