Renault Kwid is one of the most popular hatchbacks in India, offering a stylish design, a spacious cabin, and a peppy performance. However, with the rising fuel prices and the increasing demand for eco-friendly vehicles, many customers are looking for a more economical and greener option. That’s why Renault is reportedly working on a CNG variant of the Kwid, which is expected to launch in India soon. Here’s what we know so far about the Renault Kwid CNG model.
Renault Kwid CNG Engine and Mileage
The Renault Kwid CNG model is likely to be powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 68 hp and 91 Nm of torque. This engine is already available in the petrol variants of the Kwid. The CNG model will also have a manual transmission and a front-wheel-drive system. The expected mileage of the Kwid CNG model is around 25 km/kg, which is significantly higher than the petrol variants that offer 22.25 to 24.04 kmpl.
The Renault Kwid CNG model will have the same interior features as the petrol variants, with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, voice commands, LED DRLs, electrically folding ORVMs, reverse parking camera and more. The CNG model will also have features like automatic air conditioner, rear vents, steering mounted controls, steering adjustment, front seat adjustment, power windows, and central locking. However, some features like rear power windows, rear parcel shelf, and single-DIN stereo system may not be available in the CNG model.
The Renault Kwid CNG model will have the same exterior look as the petrol variants, with a bold grille, sleek headlights, redesigned bumpers, flared wheel arches, roof rails, and LED tail lamps. The CNG model will also have 14-inch alloy wheels and four color options: Metal Mustard, Ice Cool White, Moonlight Silver, and Zanskar Blue. The Metal Mustard and Ice Cool White colors will also have a contrasting black roof and new dual-tone flex wheels.
Dimensions, Boot Space, and Ground Clearance
The Renault Kwid CNG model will have the same dimensions as the petrol variants, with a length of 3731 mm, a width of 1579 mm (without mirrors), a height of 1490 mm (with roof rails), and a wheelbase of 2422 mm. However, the boot space and the ground clearance of the CNG model may be reduced due to the installation of the CNG tank. The boot space of the petrol variants is 279 litres, while the ground clearance is 184 mm. The exact figures for the CNG model are not yet revealed.
The Renault Kwid CNG model will have safety features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, hill start assist (AMT only), electronic stability program (ESP), traction control system (TCS), rear defogger, seat belt reminder (SBR), high-speed alert system (HSAS), speed-sensing door lock, and reverse parking sensors. However, the CNG model may not have features like the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that is available in some petrol variants.
Renault Kwid CNG Price and Petrol Model Price
The Renault Kwid CNG model price is expected to be around Rs. 5 lakh (ex-showroom), which is lower than the petrol variants that range from Rs. 4.49 lakh to Rs. 5.83 lakh (ex-showroom). The lower price of the CNG model is due to the lower excise duty and VAT on CNG vehicles in India. However, the final price of the CNG model may vary depending on the state taxes and other factors.
Renault Kwid CNG model is based on the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Sportz CNG variant that was launched in India in 2020. The Kwid CNG model is not yet officially confirmed by Renault India, but it is likely to be launched in India soon as per some sources. The Kwid CNG model will compete with other CNG hatchbacks like Maruti Suzuki Alto CNG and Hyundai Santro CNG that are also available in India.
The Renault Kwid CNG model is a promising option for customers who want a hatchback that offers good performance, spaciousness, comfort, style, and fuel efficiency. The Kwid CNG model will also have lower running costs and lower emissions than the petrol variants. However, the availability of CNG stations in India is still limited, and the CNG model may have some compromises in terms of boot space, ground clearance, and features. Therefore, customers should weigh the pros and cons of the CNG model before making a decision.
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Renault Kwid CNG Model Specifications
|Engine and Mileage||1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, Power: 68 hp Torque: 91 Nm, Mileage: Around 25 km/kg|
|Interior Features||8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Voice commands, Automatic air conditioner, Rear vents, Steering mounted controls, Steering adjustment, Front seat adjustment, Power windows, Central locking|
|Exterior Look||Bold grille, LED DRLs, Electrically folding ORVMs, Reverse parking camera, Sleek headlights, Redesigned bumpers, Redesigned bumpers, Flared wheel arches, Roof rails, LED tail lamps, 14-inch alloy wheels|
|Color options||Metal Mustard, Ice Cool White, Moonlight Silver, and Zanskar Blue|
|Dimensions||Length: 3731 mm|
Width: 1579 mm (without mirrors)
Height: 1490 mm (with roof rails)
Wheelbase: 2422 mm
|Safety Features||Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, Hill start assist (AMT only), Electronic stability program (ESP), Traction control system (TCS), Rear defogger, Seat belt reminder (SBR), High-speed alert system (HSAS), Speed-sensing door lock, Reverse parking sensors|
|CNG Model Price||Expected Price: Around Rs. 5 lakh (ex-showroom)|
|Petrol Model Price||Petrol variants range from Rs. 4.49 lakh to Rs. 5.83 lakh (ex-showroom)|
|Other Details||Compete against the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Sportz CNG variant launched in 2020|
Yet to be officially confirmed by Renault India
Expected to launch in India soon
|Competitors||Maruti Suzuki Alto CNG and Hyundai i10 CNG|
The exact launch date is not confirmed yet, but it is expected to be launched soon.
The Renault Kwid CNG model is expected to have a mileage of around 25 km/kg.
Yes, the Kwid CNG model will have most of the same features as the petrol variants, but there might be some omissions.
The Kwid CNG model is expected to be priced lower than the petrol variants due to the lower excise duty and VAT on CNG vehicles.
The Kwid CNG model will compete with other CNG hatchbacks like Maruti Suzuki Alto CNG and Hyundai Santro CNG in the Indian market.