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    Renault teases KWID AMT, showing off its rotary gear knob

    by V3Cars Team on Monday, Nov 14 2016

    Renault Kwid has charmed the first time Indian car buyers with its SUV-like styling, specious interiors, high ground clearance and many other great features that are all first time offerings in the Indian entry level hatchback segment. So, the Kwid brought about a sort of revolution in its own segment, drowning Renault in outstanding market response. The launch of the new upcoming Renault Kwid AMT seems to be imminent as the car maker has teased the model on the social media platforms. 

    French automaker Renault made a respectable place for itself in the Indian car market with its Duster SUV. More recently, the company churned out another super popular car in India in the form of the Kwid. The small and sporty Renault Kwid went ahead changing the notion of entry level hatchbacks in India. The Kwid has charmed the first time Indian car buyers with its SUV-like styling, specious interiors, high ground clearance and many other great features that are all first time offerings in the Indian entry level hatchback segment. So, the Kwid brought about a sort of revolution in its own segment, drowning Renault in outstanding market response. However, Renault quickly got back to work to make the Kwid even more attractive with an AMT option. The launch of the new upcoming Renault Kwid AMT seems to be imminent as the car maker has teased the model on the social media platforms.

    It is good to mention, that teased means the revealed image of only a rotary gear knob which will be featured in the AMT version of the Renault Kwid hatchback. Other than the rotary gear knob, no other feature or the car itself was teased, as there most likely will not be any other differences other than the Amt gearbox. Nevertheless, the rotary gear knob is a very interesting feature that is certainly going to make the Renault Kwid AMT all the more unique. The rotary gear knob is not anything like the usual gear stick on a car. As per the teased image, it will feature the three gear shifts of Drive, Neutral and Reverse.

    The new Renault Kwid AMT version is likely to hit the car market of India by mid-November 2016. Post its Indian launch, the new Renault Kwid Amt will give a tough fight to the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 AMT and the likes.

    To heighten the appeal of the Kwid and catering to customer demands, Renault launched the more powerful, 1.0 liter SCe engine powered KWID add to the existing range of the Kwid 0.8-liter version. The upcoming AMT gearbox is expected to be offered in both the 1.0 liter as well as the 0.8-liter engine versions. At present, the transmission duties are catered by a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox. The AMT unit of the upcoming KWID AMT is going to be the same unit as that of the Renault Duster compact SUV. It is expected that only the top end variants of the Kwid will get the AMT gearbox.

    Currently, the range topping Renault Kwid RXT (O) equipped with the 1.0 liter is priced at Rs. 3.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi), while the Kwid RXT (O) with the 0.8-liter engine is tagged at Rs. 3.73 lakhs. The soon to launch Renault Kwid AMT is expected to cost around Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 dearer than the regular manual variants. If it is priced aggressively, then the Renault Kwid AMT is expected to be a massive success and drive forward the popularity of the Renault brand name in India.


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