French car manufacturer Renault is planning a facelift version of the Kwid which could come along with a BSVI compliant engine. The brand a few days back launched the Duster with a new facelift and now its time for the Kwid. A camouflaged test mule of the car has been spotted, the video of which has been circulating on the internet which reveals the cars front, side and rear.
The Renault Kwid uses a CMF-A platform which is expected to be tweaked to make the car conform to the upcoming crash safety and vulnerable road user safety norms going to be enforced soon in India. The 2020 Kwid appears larger in its form and according to the video it gets a new three slated grille, twin-type headlight set up similar to the K-Ze, LED daytime running lights, new rear tail lamp, revised bumper styling, etc.
The new car is also likely to have changes in the interior such as a new updated infotainment system, updated instrument console, new upholstery and safety features inside the cabin such as driver’s airbag, rear parking sensors, over speed alert, seatbelt reminder for both driver and passenger as well as other safety features like ABS with EBD to come as standard part of the pack.
The two petrol engines that are currently employed on the Renault Kwid are expected to be upgraded to BSVI standards and the specifications of the current BSIV engines are as follows:-
- 799cc 3-cylinder 12-valve engine that produces 54PS of power @ 5678 RPM and 72 Nm of torque @ 4386 RPM
- 999cc 3-cylinder 12-valve engine producing 68 PS of power @ 5500 RPM and 91 Nm of torque @ 4250 RPM
Last month the car achieved the 3 lakh milestone mark and was even more popular when it was launched but sales slowly declined with time. With the new update, the car is likely to resume its popularity and compete with the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro and the Maruti Suzuki WagonR in the Indian market.