THE second anniversary edition of the Kwid was launched to celebrate the hatchback’s completion of two years since its launch.
This Kwid Anniversary Edition is offered only in manual variants and not AMT trims. The engine options remain the same with the Kwid’s three-cylinder 799cc petrol mill producing 54bhp and 72Nm of torque. The 1,0-litre version, on the other hand, uses a 999cc three-cylinder petrol engine delivering 67bhp and 91Nm of torque. So what’s different about this special edition? Read on to know about the four cosmetic updates on the car.
Leading brand Duly’s partnered French automaker Renault in the distribution, sales and after sales of the KWID.
The Duly Group has established a sound reputation throughout Zimbabwe for good product, excellent customer after-sales service, fair dealing in the industry, integrity and a reputation that has held true since its establishment over 100 years ago.
Firstly, Renault is offering the Kwid Anniversary edition only in two body colours – red and white. In contrast to this exterior body paint, the OVRM housing, wheels and the skid plates are also painted red or white accordingly.
Secondly, the car sports exterior decals that give it a glamorous look. There’s a ’02’ sticker on the bonnet and sides to mark the second anniversary. Furthermore, the graphics added on the roof and C-pillar are good-looking ones.
The third change is in the interior of the car. You will notice the seats are updated with red and black fabric to go with the theme. The carmaker is calling it the sportline seat upholstery that also gets the ’02’ badge as seen on the exterior.
Lastly, the cabin is adorned with red embellishments to match the red and white external appearance. The gear-lever knob gets a red coloured mould with inscriptions in white. Similarly, the mats also get the same bright red accents.
The changes will cost you Rs 15,000 more than the RXL or RXT trim of the regular Kwid. The other standard features are carried over from the respective grades. Some of the noteworthy features on the Kwid’s top-end variant are a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, speed dependent radio volume control, segment-first digital instrument cluster, one-touch lane change indicator, and 300 litres of boot space among others. All of these remain unchanged.
Designed to raise eyebrows
A short front and rear overhangs, a high ground clearance (180mm) and the high – up driving position grant Kwid the impression of strength and reliability.
A whole new world inside
The multimedia system comes with a seven-inch (18 cm) display, an unprecedented size for the segment. Stay connected with Bluetooth hands-free. The digital meter cluster provides information, now more easy to read compared with regular meter clusters.
Drive the future
The Renault KWID AT comes with Easy-R Technology – a revolutionary 5-speed AT.
The first-in-class Shift Control Dial is mounted on the dashboard allowing you to shift between three modes: Reverse, Neutral and Drive.
New engine, more performance
The Renault KWID comes powered with a new 1.0 litre SCe engine that adds more fun to every drive. Enjoy a clutch – free driving experience complemented by excelent fuel efficiency of 24.04 km/l.
The 0.8l engine option also with advanced SCe – Smart Control efficiency technology delivers optimised fuel efficiency of 25.17 km/l.