The Renault KWID is climbing on up

An innovative and affordable entry-level vehicle, the 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 its class. Not only was the 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 enhanced array of equipment, the New Renault KWID certainly presents a striking offering in the passenger car market.


The 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 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 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.


The 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 centre fascia and meter cluster with sportier graphics give a more pronounced and sporty ambiance. The 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 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 compatibility. The addition of a reverse camera and park distance sensors puts the 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, totalling 27 litres. The 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 litres.


The compact 1.0- litre 3-cylinder Smart Control efficiency (SCe) engine powering the KWID models has been optimised for power and performance and pushes out 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 band 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 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.


To facilitate peace-of-mind driving, the 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.

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