The Renault Kwid is a very important car for the brand in India. The car is a favourite among first-time buyers and people with micro-families. The car has been given subtle updates, new features and variants from time to time, the latest being last year. The Kwid has been made safer too with the company recently offering an optional airbag on the passenger side, seat belt reminder and a high-speed alert system. So what’s next. It would be the Renault Kwid Electric. Last we bought you news about the car being tested in China. Dongfeng Motors, Renault-Nissan’s JV partner has released the first image of their new electric car, the Venucia E30 EV. This car is based on the Renault Kwid. Check out the image below. Venucia is a Chinese domestic brand that was launched back in 2012 and is owned by Dongfeng who is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Renault is planning to launch 4 new products in India by 2022 and this car could be one of them. having an EV is good thinking and the car will add to the brands presence in every segment. Scroll down below to know more.
Renault Kwid Electric Price in India
The Renault Kwid Electric will make sure that the company has a green portfolio and the price will make your wallet lighter too. According to us, the Renault Kwid Electric should come in at a price of Rs 6 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs. The base variant of this car will also get a lot of features.
Renault Kwid Electric Launch
The Renault Kwid Electric will come to India by 2022 mostly. The car is currently being developed and the car will be shown as a prototype first, probably. With many manufacturers planning to enter the Indian market with electric SUVs, Renault bringing a hatchback to the market is refreshing. People will want electric cars with different body styles. Renault will make sure that the car has touches and features that will make this car desirable or aspirational.
Renault Kwid Electric Design
From what we can make out in the cars spy shots and the image released by Dongfeng, the front will be completely revised. The car will get a cool new design for the bumper. The headlights have a redesigned look to. The DRL wrapping around the headlights give the car more presence and make it look bigger than before. The ORVMs now have turn indicators. The cladding on the doors remains unchanged. At the rear, we can expect a new bumper, redesigned LED taillights. There is a new grille in place and the Venucia E30 EV shown in the picture will come with blue highlights on front bumper and side skirts. The Kwid will have a frunk and a trunk as a result. The instrument cluster will have range, navigation, media controls and many other vital readouts. the car will get cruise control too. Other features could be, a sunroof, rear ac vents and a cooled glovebox.
Renault Kwid Electric Specifications
On the engine front, there would be none. An electric motor would take its place. The car could also get more airbags, 4 disc brakes and also ESP. The company has not announced any of the information around the vehicle though, like that of its powertrain. But since it is based on the similar platform as the Kwid EV, we can expect it to offer a range of 250 km on a single charge, as per New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) standards. The car will also receive an automatic gearbox only.
Renault Kwid Electric Spy Shots
Renault Kwid Electric Competiton
The car will make a cool addition to the Indian market if it comes here. The Kwid will not compete directly with anyone. There will be the Tiago/Tigor EV and the Aspire EV. But the Kwid Electric will be a different and a cooler offering.