Renault came up with the BS6 upgraded facelifted 2020 Kwid earlier this year, with the facelift launched somewhere around October 2019. Despite being launched at a time when the automotive industry was going through a ‘slowdown period’ the Kwid was still able to garner respectable sales numbers for the French automaker in India and increasing YoY sales figures alongside the Renault Triber in the country.
Let’s see how the much-needed update compares to the pre-facelift model.
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Renault Kwid 2015 vs 2020 | Engine
|Specifications||2020 BS6 Kwid|
|Engine||0.8-litre three-cylinder , 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol|
|Power||54 hp, 68 hp|
|Torque||72 Nm, 91 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual gearbox, 5-speed AMT|
The power output from both 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre motors despite the BS6 upgrades remains the same as the BS4 engines. The 0.8-litre still produces 54PS and 72Nm while the 1.0-lire engine churns out 68PS and 91Nm of power and torque figures. The claimed mileage is around 21-22 km/l from the updated engine.
Renault Kwid old vs new | Exterior
The most substantial changes on the new Kwid are on the exterior, especially the front design of the car. The most noticeable change is the repositioning of the headlamp cluster placed low in the bumper with LED inserts and the DRLs sitting on top of them. This trend had been recently followed by cars of segments much above the Kwid and is a refreshing update for the mini-crossover. Additional changes include a revised bumper and chrome inserts on the grill.
The side profile of the car is almost similar to the previous model. The only change being the wheels been upsized from 13-inches to 14-inches.
All these exterior upgrades give the 2020 Kwid a more butcher stance than the pre-facelift edition.
Renault Kwid 2015 vs 2020 | Dimensions Comparison
There have been slight changes to the dimensions of the new Kwid on paper.
|Version||2020 BS6 Renault Kwid||Pre-facelift 2015 Renault Kwid|
|Height||1490 mm||1478 mm|
Renault Kwid old vs new | Interior and Feature Upgrades
2020 Renault Kwid has got an interesting revamp on the inside. A redesigned dashboard layout, tech-enhancements, and various readjustments have been made.
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Changes to the dash include a new and sporty steering wheel, redesigned A\C vents, also the A\C controls have been shifted below the infotainment system. In the AMT variants, the drive-selector knob has also been shifted to between the two front passenger seats.
Here the list of all the new features on the 2020 Kwid :
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- New-age digital instrument cluster
- Rear parking sensors
- ABS (as standard)
- Driver airbags( lower variants)
- Dual airbags (top-spec RXT and climber variants)
2015 Renault Kwid vs 2020 Renault Kwid Prices
Here’s the variant-wise break-up of prices between the old and new Kwid:
|Variant||2020 BS6 Renault Kwid||Pre-Facelift 2015 Renault Kwid|
|STD 0.8||Rs 2.92 lakh||Rs.2.27 lakh|
|RXE 0.8||Rs. 3.62 lakh||Rs. 3.31 lakh|
|RXL 0.8||Rs. 3.92 lakh||Rs. 3.62 lakh|
|RXT 0.8||Rs. 4.22 lakh||Rs. 3.99 lakh|
|RXT 1.0||Rs. 4.42 lakh||Rs. 4.21 lakh|
|RXT 1.0 AMT||Rs. 4.72 lakh||Rs. 4.51 lakh|
|Climber MT||Rs. 4.63 lakh||Rs. 4.46 lakh|
|Climber AMT||Rs. 4.93 lakh||Rs. 4.76 lakh|
Renault Kwid | Pros & Cons
- To make the car fit in the budget category, all sorts of plastic have been used. The wing mirrors are finished in plastic, to keep the weight low as well. A few more noticeable weight reduction measures are three lug nuts instead of four and super lightweight doors.
- The Renault Kwid has a very bold look when looked for a hatchback.
- For a compact vehicle, it has a roomy inside. It offers good legroom and headroom in the front and back lodge.
- Another point is which makes a difference is the Kwid’s engine. The three-cylinder engine produces more power output when compared to its competitor Alto 800.
- The Kwid offers a top tier 300-litre boot space, while its opposition, the Alto, has just 177-litres of room to convey gear.
- Heavy usage of plastics and lightweight structural panels have compromised the safety of the car
- The NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) levels are bad. There are prevalent panel gaps and less use of damping and noise-reducing10 materials.
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