As the Auto Expo 2018 comes nearer, companies are revealing their hidden surprises to their audience. Renault has decided to prove that it is no less. It has planned to reach the next level by launching its all new SEVEN SEATER RENAULT KWID.
The Renault Kwid has been a successful car in the Indian market, with a sales unit of over 2 lakhs in approximately 2 years. So one can only imagine what storm will this new Seven Seater Renault Kwid bring in the Indian Automobile Industry
TECHNICAL DETAILS of Kwid
Initially codenamed as RBC, the car is expected to be a compact MPV measuring under 4 meters in length. It could resemble the Datsun Go+ that is also a 7-seater vehicle having a length less than 4 meters.
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The car offers two engine options – 0.8 litres and 1 litre, both of them having three-cylinder petrol units. The 7-seater Kwid sibling is expected to get the bigger engine, generating a maximum power output of 67 Bhp and a peak torque of 91 Nm, which can be considered sufficient for Indian road conditions. As far as the transmission is concerned, the 7-seater is expected to be equipped with a 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox, similar to the Kwid 1.0.
The seven-seater Renault Kwid will be based on the CMF-A+ architecture, which is a slightly longer version of the CMF-A (common module family) platform. The managing director of Renault-Nissan Alliance, A-Segment development unit, Gerard Detourbet kwid has created some more excitement among its audience by hinting them that the 7-seater Kwid will be followed by another car on the same CMF-A+ platform over a period of time, which could possibly be developed by Nissan. But it is not known whether it will also be a seven-seater.
Gérdard also added in his recent interview “It’s clear that we did not create the platform (CMF-A) only for one car. On each platform, we can develop a lot of things. Not only because we can use different types of bodies but also because we have a lot of possible branding”. This interview hints that before the people get over with this launch they may reveal a brand new surprise to again its audience.
This awesomely terrific car is likely to be launched at a very affordable price due to its CMF-A+ platform. We can expect a starting price of below Rs. 5 lakhs. The RBC 7-seater is probably to be manufactured at the Renault-Nissan joint manufacturing unit located at Oragadam, Chennai.
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