Launched in September 2015, the Renault Kwid has steadily shown its true potential, with sales figures now crossing the 1 lakh 30 thousand milestone in the country. The entry-level hatchback’s success boils down to its competitive pricing, new features (for the segment), and crossover styling. Thanks to the vehicle, Renault has, in India, managed to increase its market share to 4.5 per cent by the end of 2016.
Competing with cars like the Alto twins, the Kwid is available in three power/drive-train choices: a 0.8-litre engined (with manual gearbox), a 1-litre version (manual gearbox), and an AMT-equipped version (with the 1-litre engine).
In terms of sales, according to industry data, Renault has been consistently despatching about 9,000 units of the car every month. While no concrete announcement has been made, the company did mention that there are “a lot of plans for KWID to keep pace with evolving customer preferences and has a strong product lifecycle strategy for KWID”.