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NEW RENAULT KWID SET TO CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO OF THE ENTRY-LEVEL VEHICLE SEGMENT
|Date: 19 Nov 2019
||Author Type: Press Release
|Author: Renault South Africa
|Source: Renault South Africa
An innovative and affordable entry-level vehicle, the New
Renault KWID overturns established entry segment design cues thanks to its
robust, stylish exterior plus a modern and inviting interior equipped with
generous cabin space as well as features and fitments normally unattainable in
Not only was the New Renault KWID hatchback specifically
designed to meet the needs of anyone looking to buy an affordable car, but also
to make driving simpler. With its more appealing design and an enhanced array of
equipment, the New Renault KWID certainly presents a striking offering in the
passenger car market.
- The Renault KWID was successfully
launched at the end of 2016 and has redefined the market with more than 27 700
cars sold, offering affordable mobility to all. With the arrival of the New
Renault Kwid, the value proposition becomes even more attractive.
- The Renault KWID now presents an even more
compelling offer with great enhancements and additional features:
- Unprecedented features in its segment include: 8”
Touchscreen MediaNav® with Bluetooth®, USB, AUX and MP3 playback, now with the
added convenience of Reverse Camera and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
compatibility, front and rear powered windows, electrical adjustable door
mirrors, aircon and remote central locking.
- Increased safety with dual front airbags, ABS
brakes and improved road holding thanks to the new 14” wheels and rear axle.
- Striking SUV KWID design offers segment-unique LED
Daytime Running Lights, and class-leading 180mm ground clearance, providing the
lift to take on any challenge with ease.
of the Renault KWID is in line with upper segment vehicles comfortably
accommodating 5 adults with best in class 279 litres boot space, matched by
vibrant new interior finishes.
- Powered by Renault’s frugal 1.0-litre Smart
Control efficiency (SCe) engine timised for performance and efficiency,
enabling best in class fuel efficiency from only 4.7 litres/ 100km on the
manual models and an impressive 4.4 litres/ 100km on the AMT model
- The New Renault KWID is priced from only R144 900,
inclusive of 1 Year Comprehensive Insurance, a 2 Year Service Plan and 5 Year
The New Renault KWID is borne from Renault
Global’s design expertise. It exudes a sense of robustness and is now more
modern and advanced than before. It puts forward a more muscular and tough
exterior enhancing its SUV-inspired look, which certainly makes it
aesthetically pleasing. The new larger 14” wheels sporting stylish wheel covers
give the New Renault KWID an impressive ground clearance and sturdier stance,
and together with the new rear axle adding to the safety of the vehicle by
improving its road holding. The New Renault KWID offers unique design cues,
such as SUV styled headlamps with silver streak LED DRL’s, and tail lamps with
LED light guides, while the new front fascia exudes a sense of aggression,
adding to its overall appeal. The introduction of the bold Zanskar Blue colour
to the range definitely adds to its stand-out factor.
SMART STYLISH INTERIOR AND UNPRECEDENTED FEATURES IN ITS
The New Renault KWID is as striking on the inside as it is outside –
evident from the new chrome finishes which give it a more premium feel, and the
new upholstery fabrics which take modern to a new level. The all-new steering
wheel enhances the quality feel while the new center fascia and meter cluster
with sportier graphics give a more pronounced and sporty ambiance.The New Renault KWID boasts a surprising
level of advanced technology – including standard aircon, electric front and rear
windows and electrical adjustable door mirrors.
The bold and confidence-inspiring interior of the New
Renault KWID offers both style and practicality, featuring intuitive technology
to ensure that driver and passengers stay connected, including a new MediaNav®
/multi-media system complete with a larger 8” touchscreen display, radio and
Bluetooth® connectivity, and the convenience of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
The addition of a reverse camera and park distance sensors
puts the New Renault KWID in a league of its own, for complete ease of parking
and added peace-of-mind.
The sporty front seats are generously sized, offering
superior comfort while the electric power steering and one-touch lane change
indicator make driving a breeze. Electric front and rear windows add to driver
and passenger convenience while the powerful air-conditioning with heater
functionality ensures driving pleasure irrespective of the weather. All
controls are within easy reach from both driver and passenger sides. The
passenger glove box, driver and passenger in-door storage space with 1-litre
bottle holder and rear parcel tray allow for practical and convenient stowage,
totaling 27 liters. The New Renault KWID’s inviting interior is enhanced by
its class-leading space that comfortably seats five adults, and is complemented
by a class-leading boot space of 279 liters.
OPTIMISED ENGINE EFFICIENCY
1.0- litre 3-cylinder Smart Control efficiency (SCe) engine powering the KWID
models has been optimized for power and performance and pushes out a peak power
of 50kW @ 5 500 rpm and maximum torque of 91Nm @ 4 250 rpm.It is paired to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed
AMT gearbox, the best automatic entry offer in the South African market.
Drivers will enjoy its good responsiveness and drivability at low revs and wide
torque bands across the rpm range. An extremely fuel-efficient petrol-powered
engine, it delivers an incredible 4.7 litres/100km and class-leading 4.4
litres/100km with the AMT transmission.
The New Renault KWID now has increased
safety with dual front airbags, for both driver and passenger. The full Model
range is equipped with ABS brakes allowing for increased pad and disc life, and
improved stopping during emergency braking. A seat belt reminder presents an
added safety feature. The road-holding is enhanced thanks to the new 14” wheels
and rear axle.
PEACE-OF-MIND COMES STANDARD
To facilitate peace-of-mind
driving, the New Renault KWID model range comes standard with a 1 Year
Comprehensive Insurance Cover, a 2 Year Service Plan, and a 5-year/150 000km
mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services take place
at 15 000km intervals.
RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICING
- NEW Renault KWID
Expression1.0-litre SCeR 144 900 - NEW Renault KWID Expression AMT
1.0-litre SCeR 154 900 - NEW Renault
KWID Dynamique1.0-litre SCeR 154 900 - NEW Renault KWID Dynamique AMT
1.0-litre SCeR 164 900 - NEW Renault
KWID CLIMBER1.0-litre SCeR 164 900 - NEW Renault KWID CLIMBER
AMT1.0-litre SCeR 174 900