Renault has launched a new special edition variant of the Kwid hatchback. Christened the Neotech Edition, it gets a unique styling and added features over the standard Kwid. It is priced from Rs 4.29 lakh to Rs 4.83 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
On the outside, it gets dual-tone finish, unlike the standard hatchback which is available with a monotone paint job only. It is offered in two colour combinations: Zanskar Blue with Moonlight Silver roof and Moonlight Silver with Zanskar Blue roof. Other changes on the outside include decals on the C-pillar and new grey coloured wheel covers.
The blue colour is prominent on the inside as well. It gets Zanskar Blue and chrome detailing on the steering wheel and gear knob. The seats are also finished in Zanskar Blue and black upholstery.
In terms of features, the Kwid Neotech Edition is based on the RXL variant of Kwid. As a result, it gets features such as manual AC, front power windows, wheel covers, remote central locking, digital instrument cluster, driver-side airbag, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors.
In order to set it apart from the RXL variant, it gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For this additional feature and other small updates, the incremental cost is Rs 30,000 over the RXL variant, which is slightly on the higher side.
Here is a price comparison:
RENAULT KWID | PRICE COMPARISON
Rs 3.99 lakh
Rs 4.29 lakh
Rs 4.21 lakh
Rs 4.51 lakh
Rs 4.53 lakh
Rs 4.83 lakh
Under the hood, the Kwid Neotech Edition is offered with the same 0.8L and 1.0-litre petrol engines as the standard model. The 0.8L engine makes 54PS and 72Nm while the 1.0L unit is good for 68PS and 91Nm. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with an option of a 5-speed AMT with the 1.0-litre engine.