Renault Kwid has emerged as a tough competitor in the entry-level segment. A few months ago it went through an update in which it got plenty of new features and design tweaks. The exterior design is way ahead of its time and looks splendid. Nevertheless, the blog is about the variants of this little micro SUV. So for the customers willing to buy Kwid will surely find this blog useful. We will filter out features in every variant so that it will be easy for you to choose the right among the Renault Kwid variants.
Renault Kwid comes with two engine options -0.8-litre petrol and 1.0-litre petrol. The 0.8-litre engine produces around 53 bhp max power and 72 Nm of peak torque. The 0.8-litre engine has opted only with a 5-speed manual. On the other hand, the 1.0-litre petrol engine produces around 67 bhp max power and 91 Nm of peak torque. The engine has opted with a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic gearbox. Now let’s turn toward the features. The 0.8-litre engine comes with four variants STD, RXE, RXL and RXT.
The Standard variant is pretty basic variant among all the Renault Kwid variants and is just a car with an engine. However, Renault has done a very good job by giving most of the safety features right from the base Standard variant. The Standard variant comes with reverse parking camera, engine immobilizer, driver airbag, ABS+EBD, driver and passenger seat belt reminder, over-speed alert, rear emergency locking retractor seatbelts, rear door child lock. The comfort feature includes heater, HVAC control function, driver sun visor, lane change indicator, glove box, ticket holder in the dashboard, mobile storage and plenty of storage spaces.
The instrument cluster is an LED unit which is standard across all Renault Kwid variants. It displays tachometer, trip meter, gear shift indicator. The interior theme is common across all variants. The seats have integrated headrests and not adjustable. The variant misses out on AC and power steering which is a must feature.
Along with all Standard variant features it comes with body side decals on the exterior. The variant gets the must needed feature which is, of course, the Air Conditioner. Along with that, the rear seats are also foldable, gets Sunvisor for co-passenger too, two speakers at the front with an antenna. The variant still misses out power steering and infotainment system.
Along with the RXE features, it comes with a full wheel cover, white stitched metallic grey fabric upholstery, internally adjustable ORVMs. The RXL variant finally comes with the power steering and front power windows. It also gets 12V power socket at front and cabin light. The RXL model gets the single DIN infotainment system with radio and MP3. The infotainment system can be connected with Bluetooth, USB and AUX.
RXT variant is the top variant for the 0.8-litre engine. Along with RXL features, it gets additional design tweaks. The front grille gets chrome inserts. From the interior, the steering wheel now comes with chrome inserts and red-stitched leather wrap, chrome hand brake release button, chrome multi-media surround and around AC vents.
The variant comes with rear parcel tray, HVAC function with four-speed and five positions, fast USB charger. The safety features now come with an additional reverse parking camera. The infotainment system is a touch screen type with a 20.32 cm display that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, voice recognition, video playback, mic, and much more. Now coming towards the 1.0-litre engine, it comes with two variants – RXT and Climber.
The RXT variant of the 1.0-litre engine almost similar to the 0.8-litre RXT variant. The additional features The RXT 1.0 includes optional co-driver airbag, 12V power socket at the rear, optional rear power windows, traffic assistance mode for AMT variant.
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Along with the RXT features it comes with arching roof ails with orange inserts, spoke wheels, door protection cladding, dual-tone ORVM, projector headlamps, shiny black gear knob. Overall, the Climber variant is more of a style and design statement.
If we were to choose among the Renault Kwid variants we will be choosing the RXT variant with options as it is quite equipped with all the needed features. The prices of the Renault Kwid start at Rs 2.92 lakhs and goes up to Rs 5.01 lakhs (ex-showroom). It competes against Maruti S-Presso.