Renault Kwid electric spied testing with new LED DRL
Feb 16, 2019 Nithyanandh Karuppaswamy
[images / Weibo
The prototype looks pretty similar to the K-ZE concept. Spy shots credit to
India’s RNTBCI (Renault Nissan Technology & Business Center India)
spearheaded the development of Kwid, based on the alliance’s CMF-A platform.
However, development of the electric version of Renault’s low-cost
micro-crossover is happening in China.
Renault and it’s Chinese partner Donfeng has created a new joint venture
last year under the banner eGT New Energy Automotive which is responsible
for coming with the Kwid EV. The first prototypes have already started
testing in public, signalling that things are progressing as per plans. We
expect to see the production version ready for the Chinese market towards
the end of this year and reach Europe by 2021.
India being a primary market for Kwid, the pure electric version will
eventually be launched in our market. In fact, last year, the French
automaker announced that it will launch four new products in India by 2022,
of which one will be an EV.
The Renault Kwid electric was previewed in the form of K-ZE near production
concept on the eve of Paris Motor Show 2018. The camouflaged prototypes
spotted in China look pretty close to the concept, complete with narrow LED
lights. Given that the electric Kwid will also have Europe in its list of
target markets, it will be significantly more premium than the regular
versions that are currently on sale in India and Brazil.
While the basic shape and dimensions remain similar, the Kwid EV will
feature a larger front grille, sportier bumpers, new LED detailing for the
taillights, funkier alloy wheels, etc. The interior too will have an
upmarket appeal with plusher seats, better connectivity, and additional
Not much is known about the technical aspects of the Kwid electric’s
powertrain but the manufacturer has revealed that the EV variant will employ
new sub-frame and axles. Given that competitive pricing will be the Renault
Kwid’s USP, the micro-crossover is expected to employ a brand new powertrain
which is developed from scratch with strict cost targets rather than simply
borrowing its hardware from the ZOE. The K-ZE concept has a claimed range of
250 km, so we expect the production model to stay in the ballpark.
In India, the Renault Kwid EV would be competing with the likes of pure
electric versions of Maruti WagonR, and Tata Tiago. All these are planned
for launch post 2020.
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