It seems that buyers in the entry-level hatchback segment in India have readily accepted the availability of an automatic gearbox. Countrys one of the best selling small cars, the Renault KWIDs sales, as according to a report published in carandbike.com, comprise of 60 percent orders for the 1.0-litre engine equipped variant out of which 30 percent are for the recently introduced AMT trim.
Running steady at monthly sales figure of approx 9000 units, the Renault KWID is currently being offer with a choice of two engine options. One is a 0.8-litre unit, introduced at the initial stage while the other a 1.0-litre unit brought into picture last year. Both the engines are paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. However, the 1.0-litre motor can also be chosen with a 5-speed Easy-R AMT gearbox. Do Read: Renault Kwid 1.0-litre AMT: First Drive Report
Recently, in order to further provide buyers with an easy ownership of the KWIDs AMT variant, Renault also made the mid-spec RXL trim available in the 1.0-litre MT and 1.0-litre AMT guises, priced at INR 3.54 lakh and INR 3.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. Also Read: Renault KWID launched with 1.0-litre engine in RXL trim; prices start at INR 3.54 lakh
Also, recently, Renault introduced the Climber edition of the KWID, with basically is a rugged looking, crossover-ish profile adorning version available on the top of the line RXT trims of the KWID. Prices for the same starts at INR 4.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Do Read: Renault Kwid Climber launched in India at a price of INR 4.30 lakh
To further exploit the CMF-A platform on which the KWID is based upon, Renault is to introduce KWID based models in India soon. The one that in all likeliness if confirmed is to be a compact SUV priced in the spectrum of INR 6 to 9 lakh (ex-showroom).