Renault Kwid bookings open today, here are 9 things to know about the car
Renault India has began taking bookings for its small car Kwid at an initial token price of Rs 25,000. The booking amount is refundable.The French carmaker is hoping to cash in on the hype created around the car.Before you go book your Kwid, here are 9 things to know about the car:1: Engine: Renault has designed a brand new engine for the Kwid. The car will be powered by an all-aluminium, three-cylinder, 800cc petrol engine. It is a four-valve unit with dual overhead cams (DOHC which is simply more modern than expected). The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual which will ensure optimum fuel efficiency which will be a prominent selling point in India.2. Platform: The Kwid is based on the new CMF-A platform and sports a unique design. The front features a typical Renault look with the badge taking centrestage. The grille too is inspired by the SUVs Renault offers and has multiple rectangular slats much like the Duster.3. Ground clearance: For a car its size, the Kwid offers ample ground clearance of 180mm, a figure mostly seen in SUVs.4. The Kwid comes with bulging wheel arches with the plastic cladding giving it an SUVesque look. Inside the wheel arches, the Kwid runs on 155/80-R13 tyres which are fastened using only three lug nuts instead of the conventional four.5. The seats are comfortable and the driver has a good view of the road ahead. It is much like being in a compact crossover. There is ample shoulder room to allow two to sit without grazing one another.advertisement6. The instrument console is an all digital affair which comes with a speedo, odo, trip, fuel guage etc. The centre console houses a touch screen multimedia interface which offers audio, Bluetooth connectivity and even SatNav.7. No power windows for rear passengers: Rear passengers have got to make do with manual window winders instead of electrically operated units.8: Storage: The boot is one of the best in the class. There is no intrusion which can eat up stowage capacity and this helps it score more points. The dash also offers a deep glove compartment on top as well as in the lower half. In the middle, a shelf has been created to offer quick storage. Cup holders and door pockets are also provided. 9: Pricing: Renault has already announced a price range of Rs 3 to 4 lakh and that makes it phenomenal value for money.