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The Renault Kwid is an urban vehicle or city car (A-segment in Europe) manufactured by the French marque Renault. It is a vehicle similar to the Renault Twingo, but focused on the South American and Indian markets. It has been manufactured since 2015 and replaced the Renault Clio Mio.
The Kwid is a hatchback developed by the Renault-Nissan alliance. It is based on the group’s CMF-A platform, and features a crossover body work. The manufacturer’s idea with this model is none other than to compete with the Suzuki Alto and the Hyundai Eon.
The Kwid is manufactured in both India and Brazil, although the Brazilian version is more modern and has some additional improvements. In terms of safety, this vehicle has better equipment in its Latin American version, as it complies with the regulations required by Mercosur. An electric version called Renault Kwid E-Tech is also sold in this market, launched in 2022 (also known as Renault City K-ZE). In addition, the Kwid had a small redesign with exterior changes and improvements in the infotainment system in 2019.
In terms of powertrains, the Renault Kwid is equipped with two different engines that vary according to the market. The model version for Asia has a 800 cubic centimeter three-cylinder engine with twin overhead camshafts. On the other hand, the South American alternative has a 1-liter three-cylinder engine from the sCe family. This is the same engine used in the Renault Twingo and Smart Forfour in Europe.
Renault Kwid. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?
Down below you will see a list with all Renault Kwid models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.
In this guide you will find all Renault Kwid models:
- Renault Kwid Standard
- Renault Kwid RXE
- Renault Kwid RXL
- Renault Kwid RXT
- Renault Kwid Life
- Renault Kwid Zen
- Renault Kwid Intense
- Renault Kwid Iconic
■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
■ 100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
■ Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)
If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.
Renault Kwid I – First Generation (BW, BE, B6) (2015)
There are no diesel-engined versions of the Renault Kwid Gen 1 Hatchback.
Petrol / Gasoline Engines
- B4A 400 0.8 (BR-8) 54 CV (2015)
- B4D 405 1.0 SCe 66 CV (2016)
- B4D 404 1.0 SCe 68 CV (2016)
- B4D 404 B4D 402 1.0 SCe Flex (BEMC) 70 CV (2017 – 2021)
- B4D 422 1.0 SCe Flex (BEMC) 71 CV (2022)
- PMS 26.8 kWh 44 CV (2022)