Renault Kwid Jacked Up City Car Unveiled In India, Priced From $4,700

Renault’s all-new model launched today in India is called the Kwid (just like the 2014 concept car), not Kayou as everyone expected.

The vehicle is an A-segment hatchback which will likely be sold in international markets under the Dacia brand as well, just like the Duster. Renault says the Kwid features SUV styling and construction and combines “generous cabin space with unprecedented features for its segment.”

The Kwid features SUV characteristics such as the short front and rear overhangs and the high ground clearance (180mm or 7in).

The car is 3,68 meters (144.8in) long and 1.58 meters (62.2in) wide, making it ideal for use in the city. The structured grille design reminds of the Duster, while the headlights incorporate Renault’s new lighting signature including a C-shaped chrome trim. From the side, the car looks similar to the Sandero, while the rear has some Renault Captur influences.

Inside, the Kwid’s dashboard features digital instruments, chrome air vent surrounds and a centrally-positioned Media-Nav navigation/multimedia system with a 7-inch touchscreen display and Bluetooth connectivity. Renault says there’s plenty of room for five passengers and promises a very spacious boot with “best-in-class load capacity.”

The Kwid is the first Renault-Nissan Alliance model to use the all-new CMF-A platform, but the only information regarding powertrains is that it will be offered with a 0.8-liter petrol unit mated to a five-speed manual in India. The model will launch in India in the second half of 2015 with a price tag of between 3 and 4 lakhs ($4,700-$6,275).


  • Simon Charreyre

    Doesn’t look bad actually!

    • Grumpy

      and it does pack modern tech for that price too.

  • Grumpy

    for $4,700-$6,275 it’s probably a death trap.

  • Simon Wilson

    massive winner here. Knockout for the price

  • Rajesh Sawant

    Looks too much for price they are offering. Should be having bigger boot too. But also, I suspect, car would be made of this sheet metal, as 800 cc engine looks too small, unless car is very light say max 800 kg, 47 bhp wont give good performance.

  • haudit

    From the styling of the front end, this looks like it was designed primarily to be a Dacia.

  • In my personal taste, Renault doesn’t execute rear-end design all that well..

  • a

    it couldve sold in canada as a dacia

  • Darthvex

    “Quid”?? hahah!

    Very nice name! Indeed!

    Like very much the rear Clio lenses, the Juke shoulder and the Duster 2015 nose.

    Couldn’t see the tacometer…

  • Stephen Baxter

    Damn that looks good for what it is! Go Renault

  • Senthil

    KWID Launched in India. Price Starts at Rs. 2.56 lakh INR

  • Göran

    Petrol tank is only 28 liter. Need spare fuel in an canister in the trunk to get home from the countryside. no info about fuel consumtion in Renault Kwid in india. Car seam ok juste like an tuffer Renault Clio but an Euro ncap chrash test is nessecery before relese on the Europeen market and 54 hp at 5678 rpm and 72 NM 4386 rpm i not good ewen Nissan Micra has more. i wont by it befor any tests is done

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