Renault India launches its much-awaited KWID Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) at a price of Rs 4.25 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi which was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo – The Motor Show. Earlier this year, the company launched the KWID with 1.0L engine and the AMT version is available in the same, RXT trim. It is Rs 30,000 dearer than the manual transmission variant.
The KWID AMT delivers 68hp of power and 91Nm torque with a claimed fuel efficiency of 24.04 km/l. The transmission of AMT version gets a dial placed on the centre console instead of the conventional gear stick and comes with three modes- Reverse –Neutral -Drive. Inside the cabin, the car features a 7-inch MediaNav multimedia & navigation system compatible with USB, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity.
At the launch, Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said, “Renault KWID has redefined the compact hatchback segment in India, becoming one of the highest selling cars across segments. Looking at evolving customer preferences, AMT technology is becoming popular in the compact hatchback segment and we are happy to build on our portfolio by launching the KWID AMT. Together with the convenience that the KWID AMT will offer, it will come with a revolutionary first- in-segment SHIFT CONTROL AMT DIAL (R-N-D)instead of a conventional gearstick and it will boast of the same class leading and segment redefining features that have made KWID a runaway success in India. With this launch, we look forward to welcoming more customers into the Renault family as we endeavour to aggressively build our presence in India.”
The exterior changes include dual tone bumpers, fog lamps and new C-shaped Renault lighting signature. With the rear seats upright, boot space volume stands at 300 litres which can be extended to 1115 litres. In terms of safety, the car features a seat-belt pre-tensioners with load limiters and a driver airbag.
The AMT is available with five colour options- Fiery Red, Ice Cool White, Moon Light Silver, Outback Bronze and Planet Grey.