Renault Kwid
Renault KwidIBTimes India/ Ken Sunny

Kwid, the small car offering with SUV-stance from the house of French auto maker Renault, has struck instant success in the Indian market with over 75,000 bookings so far. With the successful run of Kwid in the Indian market, Renault has also registered 144% growth in November sales in the country.

Renault India, which is garnering Duster-like response from auto lovers in the country for its new Kwid, is trying hard to keep the pace with the increasing demand. The company had earlier increased the production of Kwid to bring down the long-waiting period across the country, but incessant rains in Chennai hampered the effort. Previous reports had suggested that the waiting period of Kwid has been stretched to 10 months in some cities.

Now a report of The Economic Times states that Renault will be further increasing the production of Kwid in the country by 50% in the next three to six months. The production of Kwid is likely to be increased from the current 5,000-6,000 units to 8,000- 10,000 units a month by February-March next year.

The Kwid is the first car to be built on the CMF-A platform and offers the best-in-class mileage at 25.17kmpl. Renault is also gearing up to give Kwid a new AMT (Automated manual Transmission) variant in India next year to be better positioned against its rivals Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon.

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.