March 2022 - Renault Kwid Facelift Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Renault Kwid facelift petrol you should buy based on the prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 Kwid's petrol variants and their features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the 2022 Renault Kwid with its competitors and other petrol-powered entry-level A-segment hatchbacks and micro SUVs like Maruti Arena S-Presso, Datsun Redi-Go and Alto 800.

Renault Kwid Facelift

You can also watch our Kwid Variants Explained video in Hindi:

What Are The Pros And Cons Of 2022 Renault Kwid Petrol?

The pros or advantages of 2022 Renault Kwid petrol are:

  • B1-segment size with SUV styling for A-segment price; it also offers a best-in-class boot space with a fairly high 184mm ground clearance
  • Double-barrel headlamps, LED DRLs, body-cladding, stylish wheel covers, 14-inch wheels and dual-tone exterior colour option give it an upmarket exterior appearance
  • Notable features like power mirrors, all power windows, touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, day/night inside mirror and rear camera will ensure a well-rounded ownership experience
  • Negligible premium of Rs. 10,000 for the 1.0L petrol engine over the 0.8L engine
  • Small incremental asking price of only Rs. 42,000 for the automatic transmission

The 2022 Renault Kwid petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Automatic transmission not available in the reasonably loaded RXL (O) variant
  • The knob style AMT shifter doesn't offer control over gear selection
  • Missing features like adjustable headrests, split rear seatbacks and height-adjustable driver seat
  • The dealer and service network is not as wide as that of Maruti Suzuki

What Is The Price Of 2022 Renault Kwid Facelift Petrol Variants?

The 2022 Renault Kwid facelift petrol is available with 2 petrol engines — a 0.8L normal petrol and a 1.0L normal petrol. The 0.8L petrol engine is available with a manual transmission in 2 variants. The 1.0L petrol-manual is available in all 4 variants with a manual transmission. The 1.0L petrol-automatic is only available in the top 2 variants.

Renault charge a premium of Rs. 10,000 over the 0.8L engine for the 1.0L engine. The 5-speed AMT automatic carries a premium of Rs. 42,000 over the comparable variants with a manual transmission. You can refer the 2022 Kwid facelift prices in the following table:

2022 RENAULT KWID FACELIFT PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | MAR 2022

Variant

0.8L Petrol-MT

Difference

1.0L Petrol-MT

Difference

1.0L Petrol AT

RXL

Rs. 4,49,500

Rs. 10,000

Rs. 4,59,500

-

-

RXL (O)

Rs. 4,74,000

Rs. 10,000

Rs. 4,84,000

-

-

RXT

-

-

Rs. 5,19,000

Rs. 42,000

Rs. 5,61,000

Climber

-

-

Rs. 5,41,500

Rs. 42,000

Rs. 5,83,500

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New Renault Kwid 2022 Facelift RXL - Base Model Features & Review

The base RXL variant of the 2022 Renault Kwid facelift is available with 0.8L petrol-manual for Rs. 4.50 lakh and it costs Rs. 4.60 lakh with the 1.0L petrol-manual powertrain. The notable standard features of the new Kwid’s RXL base model are:

  • Tachometer
  • All fixed headrests
  • LED DRLs
  • Double-barrel headlamps
  • 14-inch steel wheels
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Black door handles and outside mirrors
  • Remote central locking
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • LED tail lights

We wish the Kwid’s base model also had day/night inside mirror, power windows, full wheel covers and music system. Based on the features, we’ll strongly suggest you consider the higher RXL (O) variant for a better ownership experience. Between the 2 engine options, the 1.0L engine is an easy choice as it only costs another Rs. 10,000 and more than justifies the upgrade with its higher power and torque output.

2022 RENAULT KWID RXL | BASE MODEL FEATURES

Rs. 4.50 Lakh (0.8L Petrol MT) | Rs. 4.60 Lakh (1.0L Petrol MT) | Ex-Showroom | Mar 2022

Safety

Functional

Style

Std. Safety Features

Front Power Outlet

Body Coloured Bumpers

Driver Seatbelt Pretensioner w/ Load Limiter

Tachometer

Black Door Handles & ORVMs

Remote Central Locking

Fixed Front & Rear Headrests

LED DRLs

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Double-barrel Headlamps

R14 Steel Wheels

   

Digital Instrument Cluster

   

LED Tail Lights

2022 Renault Kwid RXL Vs RXL (O) Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The 2022 Kwid’s RXL (O) variant also gets the same 2 engine-transmission combinations. The RXL (O) 0.8L petrol-manual costs Rs. 4.74 lakh while the 1.0L petrol-manual costs Rs. 4.84 lakh. These prices are Rs. 24,500 higher than the RXL base model. The RXL (O) variant of the 2022 Kwid gets the following additional notable features over the base RXL variant:

  • Music system
  • Bluetooth, Aux and USB connectivity
  • Front power windows
  • Rear parcel tray
  • Front speakers
  • Fabric upholstery
  • Full wheel covers

2022 RENAULT KWID RXL VS RXL (O) | PRICE COMPARISON

 

RXL

Difference

RXL (O)

0.8L Manual

Rs. 4,49,500

Rs. 24,500

Rs. 4,74,000

Difference

Rs. 10,000

 

Rs. 10,000

1.0L Manual

Rs. 4,59,500

Rs. 24,500

Rs. 4,84,000

The RXL (O) variant adds several must-have features over the base RXL but it’s still missing a day/night inside mirror and doesn’t get body-coloured outside door handles and mirrors. However, price-wise, this upgrade is worth the incremental asking price over the RXL trim. So, this variant earns our recommendation for Kwid buyers who don’t want to stretch their budget.

Once again, we’ll suggest skipping the 0.8L petrol engine and spending another Rs. 10,000 for the larger 1.0L petrol engine as it justifies the upgrade. The higher power and torque output will also offer better drivability in the city as well as on the highways.

2022 RENAULT KWID RXL (O) | FEATURES OVER RXL

Rs. 4.74 Lakh (0.8L Petrol MT) | Rs. 4.84 Lakh (1.0L Petrol MT)

Ex-Showroom | Mar 2022

Entertainment

Functional & Style

Audio System

Front Power Windows

USB Port

Parcel Tray

Bluetooth & Aux-in Connectivity

Full Wheel Covers

Front Speakers

Fabric Upholstery

New Renault Kwid Petrol RXL (O) Vs RXT Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The 2022 Kwid facelift’s RXT variant is only available with the 1.0L petrol engine and has the option of AMT automatic as well. The RXT petrol-manual costs Rs. 5.19 lakh and the petrol-automatic costs Rs. 5.61 lakh. The RXT variant of the new Kwid costs Rs. 35,000 more than the RXL (O) 1.0L petrol-manual. The automatic transmission carries a premium of Rs. 42,000 over the RXT petrol-manual. The new Kwid’s RXT variant gets the following notable additional features over the RXL (O) trim:

  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Rear power windows
  • Power mirrors
  • Chrome on grille
  • Rear parking camera
  • Day/night inside mirror

2022 RENAULT KWID RXL (O) vs RXT | PRICE COMPARISON

 

RXL (O)

DIFFERENCE

RXT

0.8L Manual

Rs. 4,74,000

-

-

Difference

Rs. 10,000

 

-

1.0L Manual

Rs. 4,84,000

Rs. 35,000

Rs. 5,19,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 42,000

1.0L Automatic

-

-

Rs. 5,61,000

The RXT variant adds many must-have features and some good-to-have style features for a reasonable incremental asking price over the lower variants. From a value as well as ownership experience perspective the RXT variant earns our top recommendation for Kwid manual as well as Kwid automatic buyers.

2022 RENAULT KWID RXT | FEATURES OVER RXL (O)

Rs. 5.19 Lakh (1.0L Petrol MT) | Rs. 5.61 Lakh (1.0L Petrol AMT)

Ex-Showroom | Mar 2022

Safety & Functional

Entertainment

Style

Day/Night IRVM

8-inch Touchscreen System

Chrome Grille Detailing

Rear Parking Camera

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Black B-pillar

Rear Power Windows

Voice Recognition

Silver Painted ORVMs

Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

 

Glossy Black Interior Trim

   

Chrome Interior Detailing

   

White Backlit Digital Cluster

Renault Kwid Petrol RXT vs Climber Variant - Top Model Price, Feature Comparison

The 2022 Kwid’s Climber top model costs Rs. 5.42 lakh with the manual and Rs. 5.83 lakh with the automatic. This variant is Rs. 22,500 more expensive than the lower RXT variant. It gets the following notable additional features over the RXT trim:

  • White outside mirrors
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Dual-tone exterior (optional)
  • Headlamp and door cladding
  • Dual-tone wheel covers
  • Chrome inside door handles
  • Roof rails

2022 RENAULT KWID RXT VS CLIMBER | PRICE COMPARISON

 

RXT

Difference

Climber

1.0L Manual

Rs. 5,19,000

Rs. 22,500

Rs. 5,41,500

Difference

Rs. 42,000

 

Rs. 42,000

1.0L Automatic

Rs. 5,61,000

Rs. 22,500

Rs. 5,83,500

The top model almost justifies the price jump over the RXT variant but it only adds style related features. So, we’ll leave it up to you to decide if you should upgrade to the Climber variant.

2022 RENAULT KWID CLIMBER | FEATURES OVER RXT

Rs. 5.41 Lakh (1.0L Petrol MT) | Rs. 5.84 Lakh (1.0L Petrol AMT)

Ex-Showroom | Mar 2022

Style

Dual Tone Exterior (O)

Headlamp & Door Cladding

Differently Designed Skid Plates

Chrome Inside Door Handles

Dual-tone Wheel Covers

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Roof Rails

White ORVMs

 

Which Variant Of The 2022 Renault Kwid Petrol Should You Buy?

For the 2022 Renault Kwid facelift petrol-manual buyers, we’ll suggest skipping the 0.8L engine altogether. The 1.0L engine only carries a premium of Rs. 10,000, which more than justifies the jump to the larger engine considering the higher power and torque output. Moreover, the price gap between the two engines is also so small that it’ll mean nothing in terms of EMI.

With the 1.0L petrol-manual, the Kwid’s base variant is a little basic for a decent ownership experience. The RXL (O) offers better value and will drastically improve the ownership experience. So, even budget buyers should consider at least the RXL (O) variant of the Kwid.

However, if you can stretch your budget, then the RXT also offers good value and some must-have features. So, the RXT earns our top recommendation. The top Climber variant only adds cosmetic features, which are reasonably priced. So, you can buy it if you want these style features.

RENAULT KWID PETROL-MANUAL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Prices

Recommendation

0.8L Petrol

RXL

NA

Rs. 4,49,500

Not recommended. Buy Kwid 1.0

RXL (O)

NA

Rs. 4,74,000

Not recommended. Buy Kwid 1.0

1.0L Petrol

RXL

Rank 2

Rs. 4,59,500

Not recommended

RXL (O)

Rank 1

Rs. 4,84,000

For those who don’t want to stretch their budget for RXT

RXT

Rank 1

Rs. 5,19,000

Top recommended

Climber

-

Rs. 5,41,500

Up to buyers

Just like the Kwid petrol-manual, among the petrol-automatic variants also, the RXT is our top recommendation. You can decide if you want to upgrade to the Climber variant for the design improvements.

RENAULT KWID PETROL-AUTOMATIC

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Prices

Recommendation

RXT

Rank 1

Rs. 5,61,000

Top recommended

Climber

-

Rs. 5,83,500

Up to buyers

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Renault Kwid Petrol?

The new 2022 Renault Kwid 0.8L, offers better power and torque output than the Alto. It also has a slightly better mileage figure of 22.25kmpl, which is better than the Alto 800 as well as the Redi-Go’s 0.8L petrol engine.

2022 RENAULT KWID FACELIFT 0.8L PETROL VS RIVALS

ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Kwid

Alto

Redi-Go

Displacement

0.8L

0.8L

0.8L

Cylinder

3

3

3

Cubic Capacity

799cc

796cc

799cc

Maximum Power

54PS @ 5600rpm

48PS @ 6000rpm

54PS @ 5600rpm

Power:Weight

76.60PS/t

62.99PS/t

72.97PS/t

Peak Torque

72Nm @ 4250rpm

69Nm @ 3500rpm

72Nm @ 4250rpm

Torque:Weight

102.13Nm/t

90.55Nm/t

97.30Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

22.25kmpl

22.05kmpl

20.71kmpl

The 1.0L petrol engine of the Kwid facelift offers performance, which is on par with the segment rivals like the Redi-Go and SPresso. We don’t yet have the mileage figures of the new Kwid model, but based on the older model’s mileage figures, we can say that it’s more fuel efficient too.

2022 RENAULT KWID FACELIFT 1.0L PETROL VS RIVALS

ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Kwid

S-Presso

Redi-Go

Displacement

1.0L

1.0L

1.0L

Cylinder

3

3

3

Cubic Capacity

999cc

998cc

999cc

Maximum Power

68PS @ 5500rpm

68PS @ 5500rpm

68PS @ 5550rpm

Power:Weight

90.07PS/t

91.89PS/t

90.19PS/t*

Peak Torque

91Nm @ 4250rpm

90Nm @ 3500rpm

91Nm @ 4250rpm

Torque:Weight

120.53Nm/t

121.62Nm/t

120.69Nm/t*

Manual

5-speed

5-Speed

5-speed

Manual FE

21.7kmpl**

21.4kmpl

21.7kmpl

Automatic

5AMT

5AMT

5AMT

Automatic FE

22kmpl**

21.7kmpl

22kmpl

*based on older model

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how any diesel, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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What Are The Dimensions Of The 2022 Renault Kwid Facelift?

The new Kwid is about the same size as the older Kwid. It is larger than its rivals and has the best-in-class wheelbase and boot space. However, its fuel tank capacity of 28L is smaller than that of the Alto 800.

2022 RENAULT KWID FACELIFT VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Kwid*

Alto

S-Presso

Redi-Go

Length

3731mm

3445mm

3565mm

3435mm

Width

1579mm

1490mm

1520mm

1574mm

Height

1474mm

1475mm

1564mm

1546mm

Wheelbase

2422mm

2360mm

2380mm

2348mm

Boot Space

279L

177L

270L

222L

Ground Clearance

184mm

160mm

180mm

187mm

Fuel Tank

28L

35L

27L

28L

Tyre Size (Base)

165/70 R14

145/80 R12

145/80 R13

165/70 R14

Tyre Size (Top)

165/70 R14

145/80 R12

165/70 R14

165/70 R14

*Based on older model

Find out how you can get the best mileage or fuel efficiency from your car:

10 Tips To Get Better Mileage From Your Diesel, Diesel Or CNG Car

What Are The Colour Options Of The 2022 Renault Kwid?

The 2022 Kwid is available in the following 5 colour options:

  • White
  • Orange
  • Bronze (a mix of green and brown)
  • Silver
  • Turquoise (a mix of blue and green)

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700 - 3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

 

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception - New City, Slavia

Ciaz, Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D

4500-4750mm

Carens, XUV700, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D+ Segment

D+

4750+mm

Gloster, Fortuner, Superb, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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