A new Renault Kwid budget car is launching in South Africa today! Herewith specs and pricing…
The Renault Kwid came to market in 2016 in South Africa and it has proven to be a big hit with budget car buyers. Now, Renault is launching a new Kwid and South Africa is the first country outside of India (where the Kwid is produced) to receive this new model.
The new Kwid is now safer and more stylish than ever before.
The Kwid is now 52 mm longer than the outgoing model and is easily recognised by its new grille design featuring a split headlight configuration.
There are 3 Kwid variants on offer, including the base-spec Kwid Expression, Dynamique and range-topping Climber. The Kwid Climber features details such as 14-inch Volcano Grey alloy wheels, roof rails, front and rear skid plates with orange inserts and climber badging seen on the front doors.
On the inside, the Kwid Climber features a sporty steering wheel with orange accents while the seats are upholstered in orange, white and black. Dynamique and Climber derivatives benefit from an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. The Expression derivative is equipped with a basic radio with Bluetooth functionality. Luggage space is claimed at 279 litres.
Perhaps the best news about the Kwid is that its safety specification has been beefed up and all derivatives are equipped with 2 airbags, ABS with EBD, rear park distance control and a reverse camera with guidelines (Dynamique and Climber).
Engine and fuel consumption
The familiar 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine continues service under the Kwid’s bonnet and it produces 50 kW and 91 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual or 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) is offered across all derivatives.
Renault claims a fuel consumption figure of 4.7 L/100km for the manual derivatives while the AMT derivatives are claimed to consume 4.4 L/100km.
New Renault Kwid- Price in South Africa
Kwid 1.0 Expression M/T - R144 900
Kwid 1.0 Expression AMT - R154 900
Kwid 1.0 Dynamique M/T - R154 900
Kwid 1.0 Dynamique AMT - R164 900
Kwid 1.0 Climber M/T - R164 900
Kwid 1.0 Climber AMT - R174 900
The Kwid is now sold with a 5-year/150 000 km warranty, 2-year/30 000 km warranty and 1-year insurance included.