Launched In September 2015, Renault Has Retailed More Than 1,30,000 Units Of The Kwid To Date
French automaker Renault’s bread and butter model in India, the Kwid, has crossed the 1,30,000 sales milestone nearly 17 months after it went on sale. The humble Kwid took the charge from the Duster and popularised Renault’s name further in the Indian automobile space. In fact, due to its absolutely brilliant packing and economical pricing, the Kwid single-handedly made Renault a household name in the country.
Post its launch, Renault kept the momentum going with special additions, and more so with the launch of the relatively powerful version, the Kwid 1.0-litre, and the AMT (automated-manual transmission) option last year. The Kwid’s introduction was certainly one of the most anticipated launches to ever happen in the Indian car scene.
Renault highlighted in the official release that its market share grew to 4.5 per cent at the end of 2016, achieving a healthy three-digit growth over 2015. Renault said that it has a ‘strong’ product lifecycle strategy for the Kwid to keep it rolling. The next major upgrade in the Kwid would certainly be its mid-cycle update, or as we commonly call it, a facelift (expected it to come in a couple of years).
The Kwid’s Nissan counterpart, the Datsun rediGO, is also rolling out in decent numbers for the Japanese automaker. Both the cars are sharing the same Renault-Nissan alliance’s CMF-A platform along with powertrain options.