Renault is one of the fastest growing automakers in the Indian market. Recently, the Kwid surpassed the 1.30 lakh unit sales milestone and the company also registered an impressive growth of 146 per cent in 2016. To further boost the sales of the Kwid, the French automaker has now introduced the RXL variant of the Kwid 1.0-litre in both manual and AMT options. While the former is priced at Rs 3.54 lakh, the latter sports a price tag of Rs 3.88 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
Earlier, the 1.0-litre and the AMT variants were only available in the top-spec RXT variant, with a price tag of Rs 4.01 lakh and Rs 4.31 lakh, respectively. With this move, the 1.0-litre and the AMT variants have become more affordable and will be accessible to a wider range of customers.
To keep the prices low, the RXL variant leaves out a lot of features. Instead of the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system present in the RXT variant, the RXL variant has a single-DIN audio player with USB, Bluetooth and AUX inputs. The RXL also lacks many features like front power windows, fog lamps, on-board computer and a remote locking, which are available in the top-spec variant.
The Renault Kwid has been selling like hot cakes since its introduction in 2015. The 1.0-litre and the AMT variant were introduced last year. The car offers an SUV-inspired design, an impressive boot space of 300 litres, and many other first-in-segment features. The 1.0-litre Kwid has a 999cc engine under the hood, which pumps out 68PS of power and 91Nm of torque. It offers a five-speed manual and an optional AMT transmission. While the manual variant has a fuel efficiency of 23.01kmpl, the automatic variant offers 24.04kmpl.