HIGHLIGHTS OF RENAULT EV KWID :
Renault India showcases the production version of the Kwid EV
It is built on the same CMF-A platform which is shared with the Indian-spec Kwid.
As of now this electric vehicle will only be launched in the Chinese Market.
At the 2020 Indian Auto Expo, Renault India displayed the production version of the Kwid EV. This electric vehicle was first showcased at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show in China and now it made its debut on the Indian soil. This EV is based on the K-ZE concept which was unveiled in 2019. The K-ZE is developed on the CMF-A Platform which is also shared with the Indian spec Kwid. Hence we can say that this EV is also developed on the similar platform.
As of now, Renault will be launching this EV only in the Chinese market. This electric hatchback is also being evaluated to be launched in the European market. But it won't be launched there before 2021.
Renault will be powering this electric vehicle with a 33kW electric motor which will be able to churn out 120Nm of torque. As per the company, the batteries can be charged by using a standard 220V charging plug point. With the fast charging mode, this electric vehicle can be charged upto 80 percent in just 50 minutes of time. On the other hand, the slow charging mode will take upto four hours for the battery packs to be charged fully. On full charge, the estimated range for this electric vehicle would be upto 240km. When compared to the regular Kwid, the electric version has been given some changes to accommodate the battery packs and the electric motor.
In terms of aesthetics and design, this electric vehicle is similar and very much identical to the Kwid. Also when we compare it to the concert car, there are many design elements which has been carried over as well. Upfront the grille has been tweaked and it now carries a large diamond logo. The headlamp unit has sleek and sharp design and it is offered with an LED treatment. Also the Kwid EV also replicates the split headlamp design. The alloy wheels have been neatly designed to give it a modern look.
As we step inside the cabin, the first thing we notice is that the interiors are very much identical to the Kwid. In terms of modern technology and features, this EV gets an eight inch touchscreen infotainment unit along with built in voice control and 4G internet with navigation. The overall design is very much similar also is the space inside the cabin. Unlike the Kwid AMT model, this electric vehicle is offered with a drive selector which is placed in between the front driver and passenger seat.
There isn't any clarity as to when Renault will be launching the Kwid EV in the Indian market. But with the growth and popularity of electric cars in the nation we at MyNewCar think that we will soon see them on the Indian soil as well. Till then stay tuned to MyNewCar for more updates on the Kwid EV. Do let us know your thoughts about the same in the comments section below.