The Renault Kwid hatchback is going to receive a facelift, and it is speculated to launch in the month of September. The SUV-inspired hatchback was launched in the same month four years back (2015), and since then, the model has received several special edition versions and feature updates. This time around, the French carmaker will be giving the Kwid some extensive styling changes and new additional features.
The updated Kwid will retain its overall basic design language, but will receive several cosmetic changes. Spy images suggest that it will feature a thoroughly updated front fascia inspired by the all-electric version of the Kwid, named the City K-ZE. It will have its LED DRLs positioned on top of the headlights, which will be placed on the front bumper. Subtle changes on the rear bumper and new LED elements in the tail lights are expected to spruce up the rear end of the car.
The refreshed Kwid is likely to get a new instrument cluster and an 8-inch touchscreen integrated infotainment system, both of which can be found on the all-electric City K-ZE. The larger touchscreen might also mean a revised centre console as well.
The upcoming Renault Kwid facelift is likely to get endowed with dual-front airbags which will be an upgrade from the standard driver-only airbag in the current model. The French carmaker might even offer up to four airbags on the updated Kwid, as is the case with the Kwid-based Renault Triber.
Under the hood, the Renault Kwid facelift is likely to come with the same powertrain as the current model. This means the existing 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre petrol engines will be carried forward with the manual transmission and the option of AMT with the bigger engine.
The new updated Renault Kwid will continue its fight against the Maruti Suzuki Alto. The upcoming Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is expected to heat this segment up further when it launches later this year.