The company has recently updated the Kwid.
The 800 cc model of the Kwid has been discontinued.
The Kwid is now available only with a 1.0-litre petrol engine.
New Delhi. The segment which is always in demand in the auto sector is the budget cars. There used to be a lot of options in this segment, but now with the rise of mid range cars, these options have reduced. Another big reason for this is that Maruti Suzuki has been ruling this segment for a long time. First Maruti 800 and then Alto and Alto K10 did not allow anyone to enter this segment. But in between a car challenged this reign of Maruti Suzuki. And it was successful to some extent.
This car was Renault’s Kwid. The car started becoming people’s choice as soon as it was launched with its looks and features. The confidence of the Renault Duster extended to the Kwid as well and the youth fell in love with this small budget hatchback. The Kwid also launched the quick shift automatic version. Here a big challenge arose for Alto. But when Maruti Suzuki never gave up in 40 years, it was straightforward.
Broke the market before Alto K10
Maruti has launched the automatic variant of Alto K10 in the market. Along with technology, the company had played the trump card relying on Maruti and the market of Kwid started decreasing. Although the performance of Kwid was not bad at all during the Corona period and even after that. However, now Maruti has understood that people want features even in budget cars.
Along with this, the company started offering many features in Alto as well. Like infotainment system, airbags, auto gear, power windows and many more. On top of that the Alto has started beating the Kwid with its mileage. No car could stand in front of the mileage of the CNG variant of Alto. 33 km in one kg of CNG. Kwid started kneeling in front of Alto which gave mileage of Rs.
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However, if we look at the Kwid’s figures for the last 6 months, the performance of the car was not as bad as it was in January. While Alto remained one of the best selling cars in the country in January, only 59 units of Kwid could be sold.
The Renault KWID price ranges from Rs 4.70 Lakh to Rs 6.33 Lakh ex-showroom. On the other hand, if we talk about Alto, it is available in the ex-showroom price of Rs 3.53 lakh to 5.34 lakh. Whereas the ex-showroom price of Alto K10 ranges from Rs 3.99 lakh to Rs 5.95 lakh. Due to this, Kwid got defeated by Alto here too.
Kwid gets an update
Renault has also updated the 1.0L engine by discontinuing the 800cc model of the Kwid to meet the emission norms. Along with this, many more safety features have also been added to the Kwid. It is now believed that perhaps the Kwid will soon regain its momentum.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 27, 2023, 16:39 IST