Budget hatchback Renault Kwid pretended crossover

Budget hatchback Renault Kwid pretended crossover

Leonid Popov, 18 hours ago. Photo: Renault

The length of the model is $ 3.68 m, width — 1,58 m ground Clearance — 180 mm.

B Eugeny hatchback A-class, previously known as project XBA or Kayou, finally officially presented. And it turned out that his name is Renault Kwid. Same concept SUV was shown last year in new Delhi, but with the show-car, the new model looks little in common. However, the piatigorski — proportioned crossover. To us as a younger brother of the Duster and Stepway. Over the car worked experts from France, Japan, Korea and India. The model focuses on the global market, and India— the first in the queue.

Main rivals of Quid — ultradrive hatchi type Maruti Alto. But on ideology to the freshman close miniature SUV Volkswagen Taigun (he forthcoming). However, «German» it’s a bit larger (3,86 m from bumper to bumper) and claimed as a crossover and not a hatchback with SUV features.

In accordance with the design strategy of Laurens van den Acker Kwid reflects the direction of Explore (the world of travel, discoveries and research). Hence the crossover look, the high waist, large Windows, lots of places under melochovku in the cabin and the biggest in the class And the trunk (the exact numbers, the company does not).

The French promise that the quality of finishing materials in the new product will be very high by the standards of the segment. The equipment is also quite good. Depending on the version of here can be installed multimedica MediaNav seven-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth interface.

On the left Renault Kwid debuted platform CMF-A. Full data is not yet disclosed. It is known that the car will be new gasoline engine and 0.8 «mechanics». Front — wheel drive. To release the Kwid will be at the Renault plant in the Indian town of Chennai. There, in India, the car will hit the market in the second half of 2015. The price of the basic set — 300 000 rupees (235 200 rubles).

Budget model gave a pretty tidy digital with easy to read graphics. By the way, the interior design was responsible, the team Renault Design India.

According to unofficial data, in the future Kwid may find twin under the brand Dacia. And on the same platform will be created little Datsun (based on the concept redi-GO). Will there be Quid in Europe and, in particular, in our market? In Russia, where we explained: «it is too early to say. The question being studied. Our strategy in Russia is based on locally produced products. It can be interpreted as small chances, and as a non-zero probability of an Assembly similar to Renault from us. However, the segment And in our country is not big enough to spend money on the organization of local production.

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