After a considerably long wait, prospective buyers of the Kwid will be able to treat themselves to a more powerful version: the Kwid 1.0-litre. Underneath the bonnet lies a 999cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that makes 68bhp and 91Nm of torque, synced to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Visually, the Kwid 1.0-litre remains the same as the 800cc version, except for the silver-hued door mirrors and plastic cladding along the doors that get chequered flag decals. On the inside, there are no changes, but seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters are the add-ons on the features list.
Priced at Rs 3.82 lakhs for the RxT variant, you pay only 22,000 rupees more than you do for the 800cc version. Having sold more than 80,000 units in less than a year, the Kwid has been a clear game-changer for Renault in the vast Indian automotive arena – and with the advent of an AMT version in the near future, this little car is sure to be riding the wave.