When Renault launched Kwid in India on 24 September, deliveries had not started. The delayed delivery also pushed bookings beyond 25,000 units within just two weeks of the launch.
A Carwale report states the French manufacturer has started delivering Kwid to the customers through its dealerships in metro cities. The deliveries in tier 2 cities are expected next week, at the peak of the festive season. The report also indicates that the cars that are being booked now will be delivered in January as there is a three-month waiting period.
The major dealerships across the country seem to have bagged bookings in the range of 1,000 units to 1,500 units.
The company has high expectations from Kwid and wants to replicate the success of its popular Duster SUV. Duster is the current bread and butter model for the French manufacturer in the country. Renault wants Kwid to be the next volume giver and the initial reaction shows positive signs.
The biggest USP for the Kwid is the price, it starts at Rs 2.56 lakh. Kwid features raised ground clearance of 180mm that also positions the car as pseudo-SUVish hatchback. The segment leading features include Medianav system that has navigation Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free telephony, USB and aux–input ports and speed sensing volume control. The car also boasts of digital instrument cluster.
The other highlight of the car is the fuel efficiency -- 25.17kmpl. This means that Kwid is the most fuel efficient petrol car in the country.
Kwid hatchback is powered by a 799cc 3-cylinder petrol motor, which is tuned to churn out 53bhp at 5,678rpm and a peak torque of 72Nm at 4,386rpm mated a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Renault Kwid measures 3,679mm in length, 1,579 mm in width and 1,478mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,422mm.