Renault recently made some impressive improvements to its Kwid and it has landed on our South African Shores. The Renault Kwid came to showcase in South Africa in 2016 and it has demonstrated to be a success with spending vehicle purchasers. Presently, Renault is propelling another Kwid and South Africa is the primary nation outside of India (where the Kwid is delivered) to get this new model.
While the Kwid has consistently conveyed some SUV motivation in its styling, this is additionally fortified with the new model, which gets an elegant two-level front lamp structure, with ‘silver streak’ LED daytime running lights flanking the restyled grille. Renault has additionally added a brilliant new shading to the menu, as Zanskar Blue. As it frequently goes with facelifts, the progressions are increasingly unobtrusive round back, yet you will see new taillight bunches including C-molded LED light aides.
The new Kwid accompanies greater wheels expanded from 13 to 14 inches in distance across, highlighting updated wheel covers. The bigger edges likewise improve street holding, as does the upgraded back hub, as indicated by Renault.
There are 3 Kwid variations on offer, including the base-spec Kwid Expression, Dynamique and range-beating Climber. Within, the Kwid Climber includes a lively controlling wheel with orange accents while the seats are upholstered in orange, white and dark. Dynamique and Climber subsidiaries profit by an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment framework with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay usefulness. The Expression subsidiary is furnished with a fundamental radio with Bluetooth usefulness. The Kwid Climber highlights subtleties, for example, 14-inch Volcano compound wheels, rooftop rails, front and back slide plates with orange additions and climber badging seen on the front entryways.
Restorative changes incorporate an upgraded steering wheel, crisp focal facia, new instrument cluster, extra chrome finishes and new upholstery textures. As in the past, there is a boot volume of 278 liters, which is better than average enough at the value point.
All models are currently sold with a five-year/150 000km mechanical warranty, one-year comprehensive insurance cover and a two-year service plan.
By Noni Nchwe