Renault’s all New KWID Facelift just dropped into the market and truthfully, it’s a looker.

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The KWID known for its Urban SUV Style has always had the sporty look. However, this year one can clearly see that the facade of the new KWID graced any bystander with an elegant and assertive facelift.

The narrow LED DRL’s (daytime running lights) and indicator lights are housed together within the top strip-line, horizontally flowing through towards the grill combined with chrome inserts. Sporty housing is found framing the bold headlights, that is located a little lower in the front bumper.

Looking past the aesthetics. The integral increase in safety features in all derivatives of the Kwid is quite exciting; ABS & EBD brakes, 2 airbags for the front seats, rear park distance control, a reverse camera with guidelines displayed on the infotainment. A new rear axle to improve road holding and bigger Volcano Grey Wheels at 14”, 165/70.

The Kwid’s power is attributed by the 1.0l SCe Engine 999cc, 3 cylinders. Now the Climbers Tare weight is 758kg, adding the produced 50kw and 91nm to the whole equation the power to weight relation makes complete sense.

Fuel consumption runs on an economical 4.4l/100km on the amt and a 4.7l/ 100km on the manual.

Within the interior of the KWID, the Climber and the Dynamique range is equipped with an 8” Touch screen allowing for apple car play and android auto functionality. USB fast charge with a 12V power socket and rear electronic windows for comfort and convenience. The Climber has Sporty Steering Wheel with orange detailing and Climber insignia. Across the derivatives a new digital cluster that is LED illuminated with an additional gear shift indicator for manual cars. The boot space is at a fair 279l that could max out to a 620l for a camping trip.

Motoring for the younger generation should be accessible and affordable. It’s difficult shopping for a vehicle with a vast market choice and framed budge between the 145- 175k range. With the target market aimed towards the current 3.2million that commutes everyday one can easily see why the Kwid is exceeding Renaults expected sales so far. With the recent modifications this car does not pretend to be anything other than value for money.

Total cost of ownership will include: 1-year Insurance, 2Years 30km Service plans, 5-year 150 km warranty.

Price Range:

Expression: R144, 900 – R154, 900.

Dynamique: R154, 900 – R164,900.

Climber: R164, 900- R174, 900.

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