New Renault Kwid arrives in SA [with pricing]
The Renault Kwid is described by the manufacturer as a ‘hot new SUV-inspired hatch’. While the ground clearance at 180mm is only 20mm less than that of the larger, more authentic SUV big brother, the Renault Kadjar, the compact Kwid is aimed at those looking to buy an entry-level vehicle.
What sets it apart from most other entry-level vehicles is the navigation and multi-media system with its 7″ touchscreen display, radio and Bluetooth connectivity. Boot space is quite generous at 300 litres (compared to the Hyundai i10’s 252 litres or the Kia Pcanto’s 200 litres).
The Kwid is available in the Expression and upper-level Dynamique variants. Both KWID models are powered by a 1.0- litre 3-cylinder engine that delivers 50kW of power and 91Nmof torque mated with a 5-speed manual transmission.
The vehicle has a 28-litre fuel tank and Renault claim that fuel consumption is as low as 4.7-litres/100km.
Renault KWID Expression 1.0-litre SCe R 119 900
Renault KWID Dynamique 1.0-litre SCe R 129 900