Renault Kwid All Variants Compared – Find Out the Right Variant to Buy

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If you are planning to buy Renault Kwid and can’t decide which variant to buy, this post might help you in forming a decision.

Renault has been in India for a very long time now and has a lot of capable options in the line-up. One such option is the Renault Kwid which is popular and well-liked by the Indian people. It got the people talking when it was launched due to its competitive price and the customer base looking for a budget-friendly hatchback, shifted from Maruti Alto to Kwid. It was a big step-up for Renault to steal the sales from Maruti and eventually, the Kwid became popular among people. It has received numerous updates since then and a full facelift as well. It has now made a name for itself and possesses a big base of customers and with so many variants on offer, it might be difficult to make a decision. Let’s find out which variant makes the most sense.

Engine Specifications

Renault Kwid

Variants Engine Transmission Power (bhp) Torque (Nm)
RXE 0.8-litre 5-speed M 53 72
RXL 0.8-litre 5-speed M 53 72
RXL 1.0 1.0-litre 5-speed M 67 91
RXT 0.8-litre 5-speed M 53 72
RXL 1.0 AMT 1.0-litre 5-speed AMT 67 91
RXT 1.0 (O) 1.0-litre 5-speed M 67 91
Climber 1.0 (O) 1.0-litre 5-speed M 67 91
RXT 1.0 AMT (O) 1.0-litre 5-speed AMT 67 91
Climber 1.0 AMT (O) 1.0-litre 5-speed AMT 67 91

 

Renault Kwid comes with 0.8-litre petrol engine and 1.0-litre petrol engine. The 1.0-litre petrol engine is also offered with an AMT for added convenience. Both of these engines do not produce extraordinary numbers and so, the performance is not extraordinary as well. The 0.8-litre engine might feel lethargic even in the city but will get the job done. On the other hand, the 1.0-litre powertrain will do the duty in a much better fashion and it will be a lot better to drive as well. When it comes to choosing a powertrain, one should go with the 1.0-litre engine.

Price List

Variants Price (ex-showroom)
RXE Rs 4.02 Lakhs
RXL Rs 4.31 Lakhs
RXL 1.0 Rs 4.49 Lakhs
RXT Rs 4.62 Lakhs
RXL 1.0 AMT Rs 4.89 Lakhs
RXT 1.0 (O) Rs 4.86 Lakhs
Climber 1.0 (O) Rs 5.07 Lakhs
RXT 1.0 AMT (O) Rs 5.26 Lakhs
Climber 1.0 AMT (O) Rs 5.47 Lakhs

 

Renault has priced the Kwid adequately to attract customers and undercut the competition. The top-end models are not very expensive and still can be considered buying. Whereas, the Climber variants only get cosmetic changes on the outside and nothing more. For a person who is looking to opt for an AMT, RXL 1.0 AMT would be a value for money buy and for a person with no gearbox preference, RXT 1.0 (O) would be the value for money buy. However, people who are willing to buy the top variant can do so, their decision would not be wrong too.

Safety Features

Renault Kwid Safety Features

Features RXE RXL RXL 1.0 RXT RXL 1.0 AMT RXT 1.0 (O) Climber 1.0 (O) RXT 1.0 AMT (O) Climber 1.0 AMT (O)
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Central Locking No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm No No No No No No No No No
Airbags 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts No No No No No No No No No

 

There are adequate safety features on offer with the Renault Kwid. However, there are a few misses like the absence of an anti-theft alarm and ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts which they could have included in the top variants at least. Considering all these factors, RXT variant should be bought as it has all the safety features necessary. For a person considering an AMT, RXT 1.0 AMT (O) can be bought as that variant again has all the necessary kit. Renault has done a decent job to equip its budget hatchback with necessary safety features so that people have enough confidence in the car to buy it.

Comfort and Convenience Features

Features RXE RXL RXL 1.0 RXT RXL 1.0 AMT RXT 1.0 (O) Climber 1.0 (O) RXT 1.0 AMT (O) Climber 1.0 AMT (O)
Power Steering No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Steering No No No No No No No No No
Automatic Climate Control No No No No No No No No No
Rear AC Vents No No No No No No No No No
Parking Sensors Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear
Keyless Entry No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice Control No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

There are not a lot of comfort and convenience features on offer but considering the price range, all these features are sufficient. Some misses are again existent, namely adjustable steering, automatic climate control, rear AC vents and a shocking omission of power steering in the base variant. These are some things which Renault should work on and should include these features in the top variant at least for those customers who require these features. All said and done, RXT and RXT AMT (O) are the variants to go for, as they have all the necessary bells and whistles which are required at this price point. Moreover, these variants are not very expensive either which make them value for money options.

Interior and Entertainment

Renault Kwid Interior

Features RXE RXL RXL 1.0 RXT RXL 1.0 AMT RXT 1.0 (O) Climber 1.0 (O) RXT 1.0 AMT (O) Climber 1.0 AMT (O)
Electronic-Multi Tripmeter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fabric Upholstery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather Steering Wheel No No No No No No Yes No Yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat No No No No No No No No No
Touchscreen No No No 8-inch No 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch
Apple CarPlay No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Android Auto No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speakers 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

 

Renault again has provided adequate interior and entertainment features to make the experience pleasant and comfortable. But there are some omissions which could have been avoided, like the lack of height-adjustable driver seat and only 2 speakers. The competition is offering these features at a lower or similar price, so Renault should rectify these mistakes in the next update. The variants to buy still remain the same, RXT and RXT 1.0 AMT (O) as they are variants that have all the necessary features you would require at a value for money price.

Conclusion

Renault Kwid is a great hatchback offered in the Indian market and provides the level of satisfaction that people need. There are a few misses which should have been included but apart from that, it is a great package overall. The most value for money variants are RXT and RXT 1.0 AMT (O) as they have all the necessary features you would require and also has the added flexibility of an AMT. People looking to buy an affordable hatchback can definitely check out the Kwid.

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