Renault Kwid E-Tech previewed in spy shots: Check what's new
French automaker Renault is expected to introduce its Kwid E-Tech hatchback in South America in the coming days. In the latest development, a camouflaged mule of the vehicle has been found testing, revealing key design details. The pictures suggest that it will have a closed grille, roof rails, and flared wheel arches, among other highlights. It will draw power from an electric powertrain.
- Renault Kwid E-Tech is tipped to be a good-looking vehicle with great performance. It should attract a lot of customers in the South American market.
- The car is already on sale in China as the K-ZE and was supposed to be introduced on our shores by 2022. However, the plans were ultimately scrapped. If it arrives here, the competition in the market will grow.
The Renault Kwid E-Tech will sport a chrome-lined closed front grille, a muscular bonnet, a wide air dam, and split-style headlights. On the sides, it will be flanked by roof rails, black B-pillars, indicator-mounted ORVMs, flared wheel arches, and designer wheels. A window wiper, a roof-mounted antenna, a raked windscreen, and wrap-around taillamps will grace the rear end of the four-wheeler.
The technical details of the Renault Kwid E-Tech are unavailable. However, it should pack a more powerful motor than the Dacia Spring. Linked to a 26.8kWh battery, the motor generates 44hp/125Nm and allows the vehicle to deliver a range of 295km per charge.
The Renault Kwid E-Tech is expected to have a spacious cabin with parking sensors, a multifunctional steering wheel, key-less entry, and auto climate control. It will house a touchscreen infotainment system with support for the latest connectivity options. The safety of the passengers should be ensured by ABS, multiple airbags, EBD, a rear-view camera, crash sensors, and an engine immobilizer.
Details pertaining to the pricing and availability of the Renault Kwid E-Tech in South America will be disclosed at the time of its launch. However, it is unlikely to be introduced in India in the near future.