Renault, the number one European brand in India, won the 2023 best pre-owned small hatchback car of the year award for Renault KWID by OLX Autos, India’s leading player in the pre-owned automobile segment in collaboration with Autocar India, a leading automotive publication.
According to Sudhir Malhotra, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Renault India, “This award is a testimony to Renault KWID’s popularity not only among the new car buyers but also among the customers looking to buy a pre-owned car. Renault KWID has proved its mettle in the most competitive entry level car segment, thanks to its affordability as well as great value offerings, its attractive SUV inspired design and innovative modern features. It is a true game changer for us and an important contributor to our growth in the country. We are extremely grateful for the trust that our customers have bestowed in the brand and would like to thank jury for recognising Renault KWID as the Best Pre-owned Budget car.”
Built on the pillars of attractiveness, innovation, and affordability, KWID has been a true game-changing product for Renault in India with more than 4,25,000 happy customers. Renault KWID has redefined the entry segment in India led by its contemporary SUV-inspired design language offering high ground clearance, best-in-class features and an economical cost of ownership, which is enabled by its high localisation levels, which also makes it a strong ‘Make in India’ testament. The first-in-class 8inch touchscreen MediaNAV Evolution takes infotainment to the next level with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Video Playback and Voice Recognition – which helps the driver control everything hands-free, fast and easy. The Silver Streak LED DRLs create a striking impression and enhances the SUV style quotient of the car.
Offering enhanced passenger comfort, it features first-in-class reverse parking camera with guidelines that helps to park even in the tightest spots along with Electrically Adjustable ORVM. In terms of performance, the KWID 0.8L boasts best fuel efficiency of 22.25 KM/L in 0.8L segment, as per the ARAI Testing Certification. Renault KWID has a cost of maintenance as low as just 35 paise/km and comes with a comprehensive manufacturer warranty for 2 year / 50,000 km (whichever is earlier) with an extension option upto 5 years and an Easy-Care package to take care of maintenance needs, enabling customers to enjoy an unparalleled brand ownership experience and peace of mind.
Renault KWID is compliant with all the current safety requirements for the Indian market and even goes beyond to protect both passengers and pedestrians. It includes several active and passive safety features like dual front Airbags, ABS and EBD, Seat Belt Reminder, Overspeed Alert, Reverse Parking Sensors and Driver side Pyro & Pre-tensioner with Load Limiter which are standard across all variants. It also comes equipped with Seat belt Pyrotech and load limiter as a standard feature.
The Renault KWID strongly resonates with the ideology of the ‘Make in India’ program, which advocates making globally competent products for India and the world by co-opting Indian expertise and skill. The car has seen strong recognition among customers and industry experts, winning 33 awards by several media platforms. Available in both 0.8L and 1.0L SCe powertrains with Manual and AMT options, Renault KWID has been instrumental in the growth of the Renault brand across the country.
Renault India Pvt. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of Renault S.A.S. France. Renault India cars are manufactured in the manufacturing facility located in Oragadam, Chennai, with a capacity of 480,000 units per annum. Renault India also has a widespread presence of close to 500 sales and 530 service touchpoints, which include 250+ Workshop on Wheels locations across the country, with benchmark sales and service quality.