Motoring Reporter
3 minute read
24 Oct 2017
1:42 pm

Limited-edition Renault Kwid launches in SA

Motoring Reporter

An aesthetically-pleasing car with plenty to attract potential buyers.

The Renault Kwid is available in a Limited Edition, the Kwid Xtreme, which boasts enhanced design by means of an exterior styling pack.

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The chrome exterior accents include an insert for the front grille, fog lamp surrounds, front bumper garnish and a tailgate strip.

Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, the distinctive detailed bumper protectors are designed to protect the bumpers’ corners from scuffs and scrapes.

The SUV look is enhanced by black rails fitted on the roof, and a set of black plastic mud flaps added to protect the body of the Kwid Xtreme from mud and water.

It is further distinguished by 14-inch rims and tyres, and funky bespoke decals.

The standard Kwid technology – aircon, electric front windows and onboard navigation – is complemented by rear parking distance control to guide the driver into even the tightest of parking spots, and the Lock-On Drive system which automatically locks the doors at 20km/h, for added security.

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The Kwid features bold exterior styling, with a notable high ground clearance of 180mm, offering a high driving position and greater visibility making it ideal for zipping around in urban traffic or cruising down the open highway.

Its longer wheelbase, at 2 422mm allows for a spacious cabin plus greater rear leg room. Boot space is 300 litres.

At first glance, the boldly structured front grille design highlights Renault’s trademark diamond-shaped logo, while its C-shaped headlights incorporate the brand’s new lighting signature.

The Kwid’s slightly sculpted sides provide a fluid, dynamic touch, with the rectangular forms of the black cladded and flared wheel arches a further pointer to its SUV breeding while also offering additional protection.

While the lower door decor underlines the Kwid’s robust character, the forward-positioned windscreen and large windows ensure good visibility for the driver and play a big part in travelling comfort, while the sharp creases on the bonnet give it a muscular look.

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At the rear, the lower part of the bumper comes with a black trim and the body-coloured tailgate spoiler adds to the car’s dynamic stance.

The interior of the Kwid offers both style and practicality, featuring intuitive technology to ensure that driver and passengers stay connected, including a MediaNav navigation/multi-media system complete with large 7-inch touchscreen display, radio and bluetooth connectivity housed in its piano black centre console with chrome surround (Dynamique & Xtreme Limited Edition only).

The height adjustable front seats are generously sized offering superior comfort while the electric power steering and onetouch lane change indicator make driving a breeze.

Electric front windows add to driver and front passenger convenience while the powerful air-conditioning with heater functionality ensures driving pleasure irrespective of the weather.

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The open storage space facing the front passenger, lower glove box (plus upper glove box in Dynamique & Xtreme Limited Edition variant), driver and passenger in-door storage space with 1-litre bottle holder and rear parcel tray allow for practical and convenient stowage.

The Kwid model range is powered by a new 1.0 litre Smart Control efficiency (SCe) engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox that ensures smooth driving.

Pricing

  • Kwid Expression 1.0-litre SCe R 124 900
  • Kwid Dynamique 1.0-litre SCe R 134 900
  • Kwid Xtreme 1.0-litre SCe R 149 900