Renault Kwid 1.0L and AMT variant to debut at 2016 Delhi Auto Expo: Report Also Read - Here's Why Yoga During Pregnancy is Beneficial For Mother and Child

We informed you earlier that Renault is working on a more powerful version of the Kwid hatchback. According to ET Auto, the company will unveil the Renault Kwid small car with a 1.0-litre petrol engine along with an AMT equipped variant. The new 1.0L petrol motor could be a stripped down version of the 1.2L engine that also powers the Renault Pulse and the Nissan Micra. A bored out version of the new 0.8-litre 3-cylinder engine could also power the small car; however, nothing concrete on the same have been revealed. Also Read - Delhi MCD Election Results 2021 LIVE Updates: Counting Of Votes Underway, AAP Leading In 4 Wards

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The Kwid 1.0L will target the Hyundai Eon 1.0, Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and the Maruti Suzuki Celerio. The current engine is capable of producing 52bhp and 72Nm of torque; we expect that the new 1.0L motor could churn out close to 65bhp and 90Nm of torque. If reports are to be believed, the powerful variant will get ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and dual front airbags as standard safety feature. Moreover, the regular variants are likely to get driver-side airbag as an option.

Launched in September, the Kwid has been an instant hit in the Indian auto market with over 75,000 bookings within 3-4 months. The company has increased the production of the car to meet the rising demand.