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Renault To Launch Kwid Electric Vehicle In Nepal By 2020

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Renault first launched Kwid hatchback in 2015 and it has recently received an upgrade. In between, the company has launched several special editions and derivatives of the hatchback. With Nepal moving towards electrified vehicles, Renault is planning to the launch electric version of the hatchback sometime soon. Renault will first introduce Kwid electric in China, followed by India and Nepal. Featuring an electric system underneath, Renault Kwid Electric price in Nepal is estimated to fall between Rs. 30 to 50 Lakh.

Currently, Renault Kwid Electric images are not available, though it is likely to remain unchanged in terms of design, carrying the same SUV-ish silhouette and nuances. The standard petrol version features a bold grille at the front, which is flanked by petal-shaped headlamps and it gets round fog lamps on the lower bumper, enclosed by black housings. At the side, it gets cladding around the wheels and sharp creases that enhance its rugged look.

On the inside, Renault’s small hatchback gets a bunch of features including a segment-first touchscreen system, the rear camera on the top-spec variant etc. There is a center armrest at the rear and while the hatchback looks small it offers decent space for the occupants. As for the Renault Kwid electric interiors, it is likely to mirror the styling of the standard version in terms of design and feature list.

Currently, there is no information on the Renault Kwid electric specifications. As for the current model, it is available with two engine options including an 800 cc and a 1000 cc petrol units. These engines come with a standard five-speed manual transmission and an optional AMT gearbox which is offered only with the 1000 cc engine.

The Renault Kwid electric features list is expected to include almost all the tech that comes with the standard version. That said, we expect it to get airbags, engine immobilizer, central locking and seat belt, etc. Since ABS and EBD are going to mandatory in all four-wheelers in Nepal, it is also likely to get these.

The Renault Kwid electric mileage is unknown at this point in time, though expectations are that it could offer an impressive range of up to 200 kms on a full charge. Since there is yet no information on the engine set-up on the upcoming Renault Kwid Electric, it is, therefore, a bit premature to comment on the same. The Renault Kwid electric is unlikely to have a direct competitor, the small hatchback will, however, go up against electrified Tata Tiago and other electric versions of models from Maruti Suzuki in the future.

The Renault Kwid Electric is expected to return an impressive mileage and will be one of the cheapest electric offerings not only from Renault but in the segment as it is likely to be priced competitively.


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