Renault India has launched the RXL trim for the 1 liter Kwid in both AMT and manual variant, making it more accessible and affordable for the clients. The Kwid RXL 1.0 came with a price tag of Rs. 3.54 lakh, which was Rs. 22, 000 more than the Kwid 0.8 Litre RXL variant. The cost for the Kwid RXL 1.0 litre AMT is Rs. 3.84 lakh, just Rs. 30, 000 more than same variant with manual transmissions.
Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said “The Kwid has proved to be one of the most successful vehicle launches in the Indian automotive industry and it continues to set new benchmarks in the compact hatchback segment. Having seen a highly favourable response to the powerful – Kwid RXT and RXT (O) 1.0 litre SCe and convenient – Kwid RXT (O) AMT, we believe there is a lot of potential in the market for derivatives of these versions. With the introduction of Renault Kwid RXL 1.0 SCe, we aim to make our 1.0 litre offering more accessible to customers; especially across tier II-IV markets, as we focus on consolidating our presence in India.”
We can’t deny the fact that the Kwid is a successful model for Renault in India, its biggest assets are its practically and value for money. Since its launch in 2015, more than 1, 30, 0000 units have been sold and it continues to generate revenues for Renault. The sales have further increased with the launch of the more powerful version of the Kwid.
The Kwid AMT competes with the models likes Celerio and the AMT version of the Maruti Suzuki car. The Renualt Kwid has always given Celerio a tough competition but now Kwid will giving a tough fight to Alto K10. The new variant of the Kwid AMT is priced even less than the Alto K10, the AMT variant which is priced Rs. 4.10 lakh.
The RXL variant with the AMT then is Rs. 26, 000 cheaper than the Kwid and thus it is very accessible. However, it is not the cheapest AMT in India, because there is Nano.