What’s New in the Renault Kwid RXL 1.0-Litre That You Should Know?

Is it just about the BS6 engine or there is more to it? Read on.

Renault KWID RXL 1.0 Litre BS6

Certainly, the Kwid has had a dream run in India since its launch in September of 2015. The small car has raced into the records with sales of 3.5 lakh units up till now. To commemorate the feat, the French automaker launched the new RXL variant with the 1.0-litre engine at Rs 4.16 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). We dig deep to know what has changed in the Renault Kwid’s India line up with this new variant.

Here’s a snippet of the changes to the new Renault Kwid RXL for your convenience.

Section Has it changed?
Exterior No change
Cabin No change
Engine Yes, it gets a new engine
Price Yes
Variants Yes, line up rejigged
Features No change

What’s new in the Renault Kwid RXL engine?

The Kwid RXL is now available with a 1.0-litre petrol motor besides the earlier 0.8-litre engine. The 1.0-litre engine belts out max power of 68PS and max torque of 91Nm. On the other hand, the smaller capacity engine produces a moderate 54PS and 72Nm. While the bigger engine gets manual as well as automated manual transmission options, the smaller only gets a 5-speed manual gearbox. The 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre versions return a fuel efficiency of 25.17kmpl and 23.01kmpl, respectively.

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Has the RXL become more expensive now?

Yes, the addition of a more powerful engine results increases its price. It costs Rs 4.16 lakh, which is Rs 22,000 more than the 0.8-litre RXL version. On a positive note, the 1.0-litre engine was earlier limited to only top-spec RXT and Climber variants. But, now it becomes more accessible with the 1.0-litre RXL. Meanwhile, the engines have also become BS6 compliant.

What about the regular Kwid variants?

Renault has analysed the sales of the Kwid and intelligently added two new variants (RXL, RXL AMT) while axing the four low performing variants. The variants discontinued include RXT, RXT AMT, Climber and Climber AMT. There are no changes to the 0.8-litre equipped Kwid trims.

With the 1.0-litre RXL variant up its sleeve, Renault Kwid will become more desirable as power now becomes more accessible. It continues to lock horns with Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and Datsun redi-GO.

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