The Kwid overturns established A-segment design cues thanks to a robust, stylish exterior plus a modern, welcoming interior equipped with features normally associated with models from the next segment up.
This eminently modern newcomer features SUV styling and construction, combining generous cabin space with unprecedented features for its segment, while its compact footprint makes it particularly versatile.
Quality interior appointments include a modern Media-Nav navigation/multimedia system complete with large seven-inch touchscreen display and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Kwid combines the comfort and functional user-friendliness of a family city car with a modular interior and a raft of stowage solutions.
Renault has long showcased its ability to develop unique, innovative vehicles designed to meet the specific needs of its international markets.
With the introduction of the Kwid, the brand has gone a step further down the road of designing attractive, affordable vehicles in the small-car segment.
The Kwid will be launched in India in the second half of 2015 with a price tag of between 3 and 4 lakhs.
Unique styling, plus features new to the Kwid's segment
The combination of Kwid's great looks, features more readily associated with higher-end models, a dynamic stance and SUV lines adapted to its compact size make it a unique offering in India's compact city car segment. The brand new ‘Outback Bronze' colour adds a warm, energetic touch. The Kwid is an attractive, modern car, with a spacious, comfortable interior that meets the everyday needs of families.
SUV styling that inspires confidence
The Renault Kwid illustrates the ‘Explore' petal of Renault's design strategy, a symbol that stands for dynamic performance, robust strength and a taste for adventure. The Kwid's SUV-inspired design is an innovation in its segment.
Its short front and rear overhangs and high ground clearance (180mm) exude an impression of strength and reliability.
At 3.68 meters long and 1.58 meters wide, Kwid is ideally for zipping about in urban traffic, while its high-up driving position provides greater visibility for more relaxed journeys.
"At first glance, the Kwid blends an emotional design with the need for reassurance expressed by customers. Its SUV lines mirror its tough, robust character and underpin its distinctive, modern look." Laurens van den Acker - Senior Vice President, Corporate Design
The Kwid's upright front end and short front and rear overhangs provide owners with the look associated with SUVs.
The bold, structured grille design highlights the logo and further emphasises the model's SUV credentials, while the head lights incorporate the brand's new lighting signature including a ‘C'-shaped chrome trim.
The slightly sculpted sides provide a fluid, dynamic touch, with the rectangular forms of the black wheel arches providing another pointer to the Kwid's SUV breeding, as well as additional protection. The lower door decor underlines the Kwid's robust character. The steeply-raked, forward-positioned windscreen lends a sense of movement and fluidity to the high waistline which rises slightly at the rear.
The large windows ensure good visibility for the driver and play a big part in travelling comfort.
"The Kwid is an entirely new car which offers a lot of surprises both inside and out, including features from the next segment up." David Durand - Head of Kwid Styling
At the rear, the lower part of the bumper comes with a black trim, another SUV cue. The body-coloured tailgate spoiler adds to the car's dynamic stance.
A modern interior
The Kwid's interior carries over the same confidence-inspiring styling as the exterior. Its distinctive appointments suggest status without neglecting everyday needs.
The horizontal, uncluttered lines of the dashboard convey an impression of width and feature the cues associated with higher-end segments.
The digital instruments and chrome air vent surrounds create a modern, high-quality feel. The dashboard also harmoniously houses the centrally-positioned multimedia system. Designed by Renault Design India, the interior trim is reassuring and status-enhancing.
Features new to the A-mini segment
The Kwid offers a modern, intuitive interior. The piano black centre console comes with a chrome-surround and houses the Media-Nav multimedia/navigation system which comes with a seven-inch (18 cm) display, an unprecedented size for the segment.
The Kwid's connected interior includes technologies that not only meet drivers' needs but also make driving simpler.
The user-friendly Media-Nav system includes the radio and Bluetooth technology for hands-free telephony which contributes to safer driving.
These features correspond to the needs of Indian customers who are looking for status and connected technologies.
Thanks to its specific architecture, the Kwid combines a compact footprint (length: 3.68m) with a spacious interior that sets the standard in its category for all five occupants. The front seats are generously sized and the rear seats are particularly comfortable.
The Kwid has a very spacious boot for a best-in-class load capacity.