Renault India recently launched the 2022 Kwid hatchback in India. Renault Kwid was first launched back in 2015 and ever since then it has been a popular choice among small family car buyers. Renault Kwid is actually one of the product that popularised Renault brand name in India. Renault Kwid became popular among buyers for its muscular looks and features like touchscreen infotainment system that was not offered with other cars in the segment at that time. Renault has now launched a new TVC for the 2022 Kwid.
The video has been shared by Renault India on their YouTube channel. The video showcases all the things that makes Renault Kwid suitable for a country like India. It is a small hatchback and in this video, the actor is seen driving the car through narrow and congested roads that one faces on a day-to-day basis. The Renault Kwid moves through those narrow lanes effortlessly because of its size. The actor is also seen driving the Kwid on bad road surfaces. Kwid offers decent amount of ground clearance which comes in handy while driving through bad roads. The reverse parking camera feature available with the Kwid is also shown in the video.
Overall design of the Kwid hatchback has not changed since its launch. A few years ago, Renault completely changed the front fascia to give the car a fresh look. Renault offers features like dual airbags, rear parking sensors, engine immobilizer, Antilock-braking system with Electronic Brake Distribution, Over Speed Alert, seat belt reminders, high mounted stop lamp and integrated headrests as standard. Other than these features, the higher models get pre-tensioner seatbelts and rear parking camera which we saw in the TVC.
The video or the TVC shows what makes Renault Kwid a good city car. The 2022 version of Renault Kwid is priced at Rs 4.49 lakh, ex-showroom. Renault even introduced a new RXL(O) variant with both engine options. The all-new White paint job with blacked-out roof can be seen on the car used in the TVC. This new shade is available with the Climber version only. Ever since its launch, Renault has sold over 4 lakh units of Kwid in the Indian market.
The Climber version of Kwid gets body coloured accents on the exerior and interior. Othe than the Ice Cool White shade, Renault is also offering Metal Mustard colour. Both these colours are available in dual-tone (black roof). The new wheel covers that are designed to look like alloy wheels look good on the car as well. No changes have been made to the car mechanically.
Renault Kwid is available with two engine options. Both are petrol. The first one is the 0.8 litre, three-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that generates 54 Ps and 72 Nm of peak torque. The 1.0 litre naturally aspirated, three-cylinder petrol engine generates 68 Ps and 91 Nm of peak torque. The 0.8 litre version is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox whereas the 1.0 litre variant gets 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT gearbox option. Renault Kwiid competes with cars like Datsun Redi-Go, Maruti Alto 800, S-Presso, Tata Punch, Tiago a Hyundai Santro in the segment.