Renault KWID: Hot new SUV-inspired hatch set to make waves in entry segment

Renault's SUV inspired KWID.

Renault's new entry segment contender is the SUV-inspired KWID hatchback available in Expression and upper-level Dynamique variants.

An innovative and affordable vehicle, the new Renault KWID is positioned as the entry-point into Renault's product line-up. It overturns established entry segment design cues thanks to its robust, stylish exterior plus a modern and welcoming interior equipped with generous cabin space as well as features and fitments normally unattainable in its class.

Meticulously designed, the new KWID hatchback is sure to meet the needs of anyone looking to buy an entry-level car.

TECHNOLOGY + FEATURES NEW TO ENTRY-LEVEL SEGMENT

The KWID offers a modern, intuitive interior which includes technologies that not only meet drivers' needs but also make driving simpler and safer.

Quality interior appointments ensuring that driver and passengers stay connected include a MediaNav® navigation/multi-media system complete with large 7" (18cm) touchscreen display, radioand Bluetooth® connectivity housed in its piano black centre console with chrome surround (Dynamique only).

This eminently modern newcomer features SUV styling and construction. Its high stance and durable design underscore a sense of security while its longer wheelbase (2 422mm) allows for a spacious comfortable cabin plus more rear leg room. Boot space of 300 litres puts the new Renault KWID on par with an upper segment vehicle.


Both KWID derivatives are powered by a new 999cc Smart Control efficiency (SCe) engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.  With its distinctive SUV-like design and high ground clearance (at 180mm, more than any of its competitors), KWID offers a high driving position and greater visibility making it ideal for zipping around in urban traffic or cruising down the open highway.

Entry-level KWID is modern, smart and stylish inside and out. It combines the comfort and functional user-friendliness of a city car with a spacious interior and a raft of stowage solutions.

With the introduction of the new KWID, Renault has gone a considerable step further in designing a new breed of vehicle in the growing small-car segment.

OPTIMISED ENGINE EFFICIENCY

The compact 1.0- litre 3-cylinder Smart Control efficiency (SCe) engine powering both KWID models has been optimised for power and performance and pushes out peak power of 50kW @ 5 500 rpm and maximum torque of 91Nm @ 4 250 rpm.

Driverswill enjoy its good responsiveness and drivability at low revs and wide torque band across the rpm range. An extremely fuel efficient petrol powered engine, it's paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox and delivers an incredible 4.7? litres/100 km. The fuel tank holds 28 litres.


As is the case across Renault's entire product range, the new KWID Dynamique and Expression derivatives come standard with a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services take place at15 000km intervals. Optional service plans are available.

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICING

-        NEW Renault KWID Expression  1.0-litre SCe                R 119 900

-        NEW Renault KWID Dynamique  1.0-litre SCe             R 129 900

 

END