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

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Renault Kwid petrol you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the Kwid's petrol variants and their features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Renault Kwid with its competitors and other petrol-powered entry-level A-segment hatchbacks and micro SUVs like Maruti Arena S-Presso, Alto 800 and Alto K10.

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Updated: A few months ago, Renault added some features to the base variant and updated the prices. This Renault Kwid petrol variants explained article includes the latest December 2022 prices along with the buying recommendations for all variants.

Also Read: Maruti Alto K10 Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Renault Kwid Petrol?

The pros or advantages of 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. 45,000 for the automatic transmission

The 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
  • Fuel-efficiency figures are acceptable but lower than Maruti’s small cars

What Is The Price Of Renault Kwid Petrol Variants?

The Renault Kwid 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 costing Rs. 4.64 lakh and Rs. 4.89 lakh. The 1.0L petrol-manual is available in all 4 variants with a manual transmission with prices ranging between Rs. 4.74 lakh and Rs. 5.54 lakh. The 1.0L petrol-automatic is only available in the RXT and Climber variant with an ex-showroom price of Rs. 5.79 lakh and Rs. 5.99 lakh, respectively.

Renault charge a premium of Rs. 10,000 over the 0.8L engine for the 1.0L engine. The 5-speed AMT automatic costs Rs. 45,000 more than the comparable 1.0L petrol-manual variants.

RENAULT KWID PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | December 2022

Variant

0.8L Petrol-MT

Difference

1.0L Petrol-MT

Difference

1.0L Petrol-AT

RXL

Rs. 4,64,400

Rs. 10,000

Rs. 4,74,400

-

-

RXL (O)

Rs. 4,88,900

Rs. 10,000

Rs. 4,98,900

-

-

RXT

-

-

Rs. 5,33,900

Rs. 45,000

Rs. 5,78,900

Climber

-

-

Rs. 5,54,000

Rs. 45,000

Rs. 5,99,000

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New Renault Kwid RXL - Base Model Features & Review

The base RXL variant of the Renault Kwid is available with 0.8L petrol-manual for Rs. 4.64 lakh and it costs Rs. 4.74 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
  • Internally-adjustable outside mirror
  • MID

We wish the Kwid’s base model also had features like:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Power windows
  • Full wheel covers
  • Music system

Based on the features, we’ll strongly suggest you consider the higher RXL (O) variant for a better ownership experience.

RENAULT KWID RXL

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety

Functional

Style

Std. safety features

12V front power outlet

Body Coloured Bumpers

Driver seatbelt pretensioner w/ load limiter

Tachometer

Black Door Handles & outside mirrors

Remote central locking

Fixed front & rear headrests

LED DRLs

Speed-sensing auto door lock

Double-barrel headlamps

14-inch steel wheels

 

Wheel arch cladding

Digital instrument cluster

 

Power steering

Grey grille

 

Manual AC

Rear spoiler

 

Internally adjustable outside mirrors

Fabric upholstery

 

Folding rear seat backrest

Theatre dimming cabin light

 

Lane change indicator

 
 

MID

 

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

The Kwid’s RXL (O) variant also gets the same 2 engine-transmission combinations. The RXL (O) 0.8L petrol-manual costs Rs. 4.89 lakh while the 1.0L petrol-manual costs Rs. 4.99 lakh. These prices are Rs. 24,500 higher than the RXL base model.

RENAULT KWID RXL VS RXL (O) | PRICE COMPARISON

 

RXL

Difference

RXL (O)

0.8L Manual

Rs. 4,64,400

Rs. 24,500

Rs. 4,88,900

Difference

Rs. 10,000

 

Rs. 10,000

1.0L Manual

Rs. 4,74,400

Rs. 24,500

Rs. 4,98,900

The RXL (O) variant of the Kwid gets the following additional notable features over the base RXL variant:

  • Music system
  • Bluetooth, FM, Aux and USB connectivity
  • Front power windows
  • Rear parcel tray
  • Front speakers
  • Full wheel covers
  • LED tail lamps

RENAULT KWID RXL (O)

FEATURES OVER RXL

Entertainment

Functional & Style

Music system

Front power windows

Bluetooth, USB & FM

Rear parcel tray

Front speakers

Full wheel covers

Intermittent front wiper

LED tail lights

Most of these features are must-have in our opinion. However, even this variant doesn’t get a day/night inside mirror and body-coloured outside mirrors and door handles. 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.

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.

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

The Kwid’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. 5.34 lakh and the petrol-automatic costs Rs. 5.79 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. 45,000 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 camera
  • Day/night inside mirror

RENAULT KWID RXL (O) vs RXT | PRICE COMPARISON

 

RXL (O)

DIFFERENCE

RXT

0.8L Manual

Rs. 4,88,900

-

-

Difference

Rs. 10,000

 

-

1.0L Manual

Rs. 4,98,900

Rs. 35,000

Rs. 5,33,900

Difference

-

 

Rs. 45,000

1.0L Automatic

-

-

Rs. 5,78,900

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.

RENAULT KWID RXT

FEATURES OVER RXL (O)

Safety & Functional

Entertainment

Style

Day/night inside mirror

8-inch Touchscreen System

Silver Painted outside mirrors

Rear camera

Wired Apple CarPlay 

Black B-pillar

Rear power windows

Wired Android Auto

Chrome grille accents

Power mirrors

Voice Recognition

Glossy black interior trim

Fast USB charger

USB video player

Chrome interior accents

   

White backlit digital cluster

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

The Kwid’s Climber top model costs Rs. 5.54 lakh with the manual and Rs. 5.99 lakh with the automatic. This variant is Rs. 20,100 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

RENAULT KWID RXT VS CLIMBER | PRICE COMPARISON

 

RXT

Difference

Climber

1.0L Manual

Rs. 5,33,900

Rs. 20,100

Rs. 5,54,000

Difference

Rs. 45,000

 

Rs. 45,000

1.0L Automatic

Rs. 5,78,900

Rs. 20,100

Rs. 5,99,000

We think the only feature you might miss in this variant is steering-mounted controls. The top model almost justifies the price jump over the RXT variant but it mostly adds style-related features. So, we’ll leave it up to you to decide if you should upgrade to the Climber variant.

RENAULT KWID CLIMBER

FEATURES OVER RXT

Style & Functional

12V rear power socket

Headlamp & Door Cladding

Differently Designed Skid Plates

Chrome Inside Door Handles

Stylish wheel covers

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Roof Rails

White ORVMs

 

Which Variant Of The Renault Kwid Petrol Should You Buy?

For the Renault Kwid 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 2 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 mostly 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. 4,64,400

Not recommended. Buy Kwid 1.0L.

RXL (O)

NA

Rs. 4,88,900

Not recommended. Buy Kwid 1.0L.

1.0L Petrol

RXL

Rank 2

Rs. 4,74,400

Not recommended.

RXL (O)

Rank 1

Rs. 4,98,900

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

RXT

Rank 1

Rs. 5,33,900

Top recommended.

Climber

-

Rs. 5,54,000

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. 5,78,900

Top recommended

Climber

-

Rs. 5,99,000

Up to buyers

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Renault Kwid Petrol?

The Renault Kwid 0.8L, offers better power and torque output than the Alto 800 along with a comparable mileage figure.

RENAULT KWID 0.8L PETROL VS RIVALS

ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Kwid

Alto 800

Engine

0.8L

0.8L

Cylinder

3

3

Displacement

799cc

796cc

Power

54PS @ 5600rpm

48PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

73PS/t

66PS/t

Torque

72Nm @ 4250rpm

69Nm @ 3500rpm

Torque:Weight

98Nm/t

95Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

20.71kmpl

22.05kmpl

The 1.0L petrol engine of the Kwid offers performance, which is on par with the segment rivals like the SPresso and Alto K10. 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 reasonably fuel efficient too. However, it can’t match the Maruti’s 1.0L dualjet engine’s fuel efficiency figures.

RENAULT KWID 1.0L PETROL VS RIVALS

ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Kwid

Alto K10

S-Presso

Engine

1.0L

1.0L

1.0L

Cylinder

3

3

3

Displacement

999cc

998cc

998cc

Power

68PS @ 5500rpm

67PS @ 5500rpm

67PS @ 5500rpm

Power:Weight

91PS/t

93PS/t*

91PS/t

Torque

91Nm @ 4250rpm

89Nm @ 3500rpm

89Nm @ 3500rpm

Torque:Weight

121Nm/t

124Nm/t*

121Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

21.7kmpl

24.39kmpl

24.76kmpl

Automatic 

5AMT

5AMT

5AMT

Auto FE

22kmpl

24.9kmpl

25.3kmpl

*based on older model

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

Fuel Cost Calculator in India

What Are The Dimensions Of The Renault Kwid?

The Kwid 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. The Kwid’s size technically makes it a B1-segment car. So, you’re getting a considerably larger car for an entry-level price, which is worth noting for buyers who want better road presence in a small budget.

RENAULT KWID VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Kwid*

Alto K10

Alto 800

S-Presso

Length

3731mm

3530mm

3445mm

3565mm

Width

1579mm

1490mm

1490mm

1520mm

Height

1474mm

1520mm

1475mm

1553mm

Wheelbase

2422mm

2380mm

2360mm

2380mm

Ground Clearance

184mm

214L

177L

270L

Boot Space

279L

165mm*

160mm

180mm

Fuel Tank

28L

27L

35L

27L

Tyre Size (Base)

165/70 R14

145/80 R13

145/80 R12

145/80 R13

Tyre Size (Top)

165/70 R14

145/80 R13

145/80 R12

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 Petrol, Diesel Or CNG Car

What Are The Colour Options Of The Renault Kwid?

The Kwid is available in the following 6 colour options:

  • White
  • Orange
  • Red
  • 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

       

B Segment

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exceptions: New City, Virtus, Slavia

Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D1

4500 - 4750mm

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

       

D Segment

D2

> 4750mm

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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