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    What makes Renault Kwid so special among small hatchbacks?

    Renault, the French automaker, made its entry in the mini-hatchback segment in 2015 with the launch of the Kwid. Since then, this SUV-like hatch has beaten many of its competitors in terms of total sales with its sheer popularity.

    The Renault Kwid is an entry-level car which is very popular among first-time buyers. The vehicle gets a pretty decent engine which is a combination of a sufficient power and good mileage. However, some of the people would definitely have a question that why Kwid holds a special space among small hatchbacks.

    For this, read the following article as it will help you to find the answer.

    Interior
    Most of the affordable hatchbacks, which are present in the segment, do not get enough space inside the cabin. However, the Kwid bids to be different to offer the segment-best cabin space. The rear passengers as well the front passengers get an ample amount of leg space. Apart from these, it has all the standard features like cup holders, storage pockets, etc.

    SUV- ish design
    The Renault Kwid also comes with an SUV-like design. Though the mini-hatchbacks have a compact design, the Kwid gets an aggressive stance in the design. It features a bold side cladding. The hatch looks muscular, which is one of the main things behind its success. It is the perfect combination of the simpleness and boldness.

    Powertrain
    The Kwid is available in two engine variants, both for petrol. The smaller engine is a 0.8-litre motor while the bigger one is a 1.0-litre unit. The bigger 3-cylinder engine is capable of churning out a maximum of 67 bhp power and 91 Nm of peak torque. However, the above mentioned engine is available in the top-level variants only.

    All the other variants get the 0.8-litre engine which can pump out a maximum of 53 bhp of power along with 72 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Moreover, an AMT option is provided to the top trims of the country.

    Mileage
    One has to be pretty sure about the mileage of any affordable vehicle. However, in case of Renault Kwid, you won’t need to worry much as the smaller engine of the vehicle comes with a segment best mileage as 25 kmpl. In case of the bigger engine, the mileage drops to around 24 kmpl.

    Braking and Safety features
    Though affordable hatchbacks do not have a wide range of features, the Kwid contains some decent ones. Considering the price tag of the vehicle, the features are quite good.

    The hatch gets disc brakes at the front, while, the rear axle comes with drum brake. However, no ABS or EBD are provided as top speed of the vehicle is not that much.

    The mini-hatch features remote keyless entry with central locking. Moreover, to reduce the passengers movement during any type of crash, pre-tensioner seat belts are provided on both front as well as rear seat.

    What are our thoughts?
    The base variant of the Kwid is priced near about Rs. 2.5 lakhs while, the top-variant of the vehicle has a price tag of around Rs. 4.75 lakhs. The affordable vehicle, along with some quality features, makes much special in this segment.

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