Renault has discontinued its Kwid 800cc model and removed such from its website. The Kwid 800cc was the company’s entry-level car in the Indian market but after its discontinuation, the Kwid 1.0-litre has become the entry-level model.
The Renault Kwid 800cc was being sold in a choice of two variants – RXL and RXL (O). Now the Kwid 1.0-litre is available in a total of 5 variants. This model used to compete with Maruti Alto 800cc in the Indian market.
The new emission standard BS6 Phase 2 has been implemented in India and in such a situation, it is necessary to keep the vehicles being sold in the market updated according to the new standards. Till now the company had not brought the Renault Kwid 800cc with the new update.
In such a situation, instead of updating the Kwid 800cc, the company has decided to discontinue it. Due to the new standard, many companies have discontinued their entry level models and now Renault has also been included in this.
Talking about the engine of Renault Kwid 800cc, its 800cc engine used to provide 52 bhp power and 72 newton meter torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox was given with this engine. Although it was updated according to the BS6 standard.
The company brought other models including Kwid with new updates in February. Some new safety features were also added to it, which include electronic stability program, traction control system, hill start assist and tire pressure monitoring system etc.
By the way, due to the discontinuation of the old model, customers do not need to be disappointed. The company is going to bring 6 new models in collaboration with Nissan, including 2 electric models. Both the companies are going to share many new platforms.
Both the companies will build three new models on the joint platform. Along with this, they are also going to bring four new C-Segment SUVs. There will be two new A-segment electric vehicles, which will be the first EVs from both Renault and Nissan in India.
Both Renault and Nissan together are going to invest a total of Rs 5300 crore in India for new vehicles. The investment is purely for the six new models and some modernization that will be produced at the Chennai plant.