Greater Noida: French car major Renault Wednesday said it has sold more than 100,000 units of its small car Kwid in India since its launch around 4 months back.
At the 13th edition of the Auto Expo here, the firm demonstrated its ambition to keep building on the success of the Kwid, by showcasing the Renault KWID 1.0 Litre SCe and Renault KWID Easy-R.
The company also showcased two concept cars - Renault KWID Climber and Renault KWID Racer.
The concept cars have been largely designed and developed by Renault?s design studios in Mumbai and Chennai and underscore the firm's commitment to the Indian market.
"Kwid is a great success and has revolutionised the compact hatchback segment, living true to our promise of creating a new era in automotive history.
"It has generated unprecedented success in its category and has won the hearts of customers" Renault India Operation Country CEO and Managing Director Sumit Sawhney said.
He further said: "At Renault, we are committed to continuous innovation and we are happy to showcase the Renault KWID 1.0 litre SCe and Renault KWID EASY R, our automated version. We will launch both these versions sometime in the future."
Renault Kwid 1.0 SCe has an all new state-of-the-art 1.0 litre DOHC smart control efficiency engine with an optimized design for better performance that it plans to launch.
The 4 valves per cylinder of the Double Over Head Camshaft layout ensures low pressure drop and super-efficient valve lift for a higher air filling; thus allowing the engine to make usable power at low end, mid-range and high-end rev bands.
Besides, the Renault KWID with the Easy-R Gear Box has an all-new 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) a technology derived from Renault?s rich and successful expertise in Formula 1.
On Renault's concept cars, Kwid Racer and Kwid Climber, Sawhney said they have been developed keeping in mind specific customer needs and cater to very diverse audiences.
"They reflect our intent to keep pace with global innovations and at the same time make products to suit the local needs,” he added.
Renault's Senior VP (Corporate Design) Laurens Van Den Acker said Kwid blends an emotional design with the need for reassurance expressed by customers. Its SUV lines mirror its tough, robust character and underpin its distinctive, modern look.
"Both of the show cars are based on the Renault KWID platform. The front end is distinctive and immediately recognisable as a Renault. The wheel arches are generous and the unique body colours bear design touches common to both vehicles," he added.