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Renault Kwid E-Tech EV breaks cover – First Look

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The Renault Kwid E-Tech EV has been spied trying on the Brazilian streets with covered body boards and uncovering the creation prepared plan. The all-electric hatchback is fit to be sent off in the South American market by this month end.

The Kwid E-Tech depends on the facelifted Renault Kwid however accompanies a shut front-grille. The vehicle seen in Brazil intently looks like the City K-ZE sold in China. There are no affirmed specialized subtleties on the Brazilian-spec vehicle, yet sources let us know that Renault will put a more remarkable electric engine than the one presented in the European Dacia Spring, which is additionally a Kwid-based EV.

The electric hatchback in Europe has a force of 44hp and 125Nm and accompanies a 26.8kWh battery pack that provides it with a guaranteed scope of 295km (WLTP cycle) in the city. The City K-ZE has a similar battery pack and power figures, with an asserted scope of 271km (NEDC cycle). The battery’s somewhat little size guarantees quicker charging time, as indicated by the maker.

In 2020, Renault India had reported that the K-ZE hatchback would be sent off in the Indian market “in the following two years”. Notwithstanding, we are currently informed that the model won’t come to India sooner rather than later. Renault is, notwithstanding, thinking about the send off of the superior Megane E-Tech all-electric hybrid.

The Renault Kwid has been in the Indian market starting around 2015 and the hatchback has ended up being a tremendous accomplishment for the French producer. The Kwid won the renowned Autocar Car of the Year grant in 2016 and has additionally partaken in our drive from Delhi to Paris.

In 2019, Renault delivered the facelifted Kwid for the Indian market. It accompanies two petroleum motor choices – a 54hp, 0.8-liter and a 68hp, 1.0-liter unit. The last option accompanies a choice of a 5-speed AMT alongside the standard 5-speed manual gearbox. The Kwid rivals section level hatchbacks like the Datsun Redigo and Maruti Alto.

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