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Old 27th August 2015, 14:04   #286
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SandyX Do you know the variants available in the kwid or will you be choosing it a later point once the variants and prices are launched. If so will you be still be having the advantage of paying the booking advance earlier ?
Most recent info from the dealer is they are expecting a demo car any time soon. Other than that, they've absolutely no idea about the car. Variant selection from my end happens only after full details come out. Booking was done on those terms too. Early booking naturally should mean early delivery if all other things are in place. Atleast that's what they promised. I'll need it without much delays coz our SS80 will be leaving soon.

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The first time buyer is practical and convenience is high on his list of priorities...Read an ASS in the neighbourhood.
Although i'm not a first timer, an A$$ in the neighborhood isn't the case for me as well as not a priority. We're used to a Ford in the family with a service station two hours away. Exact same is the case with Renault too. We just needed a simple modern town car that looks good, which never existed till now. Still it would be great if the open a service point in my town as part of their expansion. Hope this Renault lives up to its durability credentials.
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Here are the most updated pictures of the KWID from the Yard. My B-I-L recently booked one. The dealer mentioned a price of 4.5 lacs, not sure which model though.

Front looks decent. Side profile is not to my liking and the interiors too look a generation old. Pricing is in the Wagon R category and therefore pricey.

Front indicators are on the fenders. Side profile looks like a 80's/90's European hatch.


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4.5 lacs on-road for the top variant was mentioned to me too, inconclusively. Might as well be true then.
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A few Kwid pics from Chennai via @kuttilokesh317

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Why on earth would anyone place an indicator on the Fender, its way too low for anyone to notice. Ideal placement is the side mirrors, all of them notice it immediately and infact government should make it mandatory.
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Why on earth would anyone place an indicator on the Fender, its way too low for anyone to notice. Ideal placement is the side mirrors, all of them notice it immediately and infact government should make it mandatory.
Thats the sidewala one The main one is next to the head light!
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Thats the sidewala one The main one is next to the head light!
Even I am referring to the side one, this is the first car i am seeing where side indicators are on the fenders.

For bikers who pass by the side of a car, the indicator on the side mirror is ideal as its easily visible for them. I am not sure if they will notice the Fenders.
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Even I am referring to the side one, this is the first car i am seeing where side indicators are on the fenders.

For bikers who pass by the side of a car, the indicator on the side mirror is ideal as its easily visible for them. I am not sure if they will notice the Fenders.
See the placement on BMW 530d, image from GTO's ownership review.

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For bikers who pass by the side of a car, the indicator on the side mirror is ideal as its easily visible for them.
Too much of a ask for a car whose cost needs to be kept low.
I am not sure if that is doable when they want to keep the cost of the vehicle low. Even the C1/C2 Sedans dont provide them on their lowest trims.
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More Kwid top variant pics via @kuttilokesh317

I seriously hope all that tacky chrome ain't part of standard equipment. Roof rails look neat, so does that chrome strip at lower tailgate; makes it look wider from behind. A darker chrome finish like Duster explore edition's would've been better though.

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Too much of a ask for a car whose cost needs to be kept low.
I am not sure if that is doable when they want to keep the cost of the vehicle low. Even the C1/C2 Sedans dont provide them on their lowest trims.
I don't think its going to cost a lot to incorporate them. Just that people are taken for granted and manufacturers take advantage. We are not talking about ABS or airbags etc. That i understand will be expensive but no way a bulb on the side mirror will cost a lot. My 7 year old Fiesta has it and do we still agree that this simple feature is meant only for expensive cars?
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I have actually spotted the black coloured car twice in the last week on my way to work. In reality, it looks so much cooler than the Alto or the Celerio!

If the car is priced competitively at around 3-4 Lakhs, then I am sure the sales will be good.
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I think the fender integrated signal indicators are probably a novelty and aren’t they are at max a inch or so out of place. The position seems ok to me.
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I don't think its going to cost a lot to incorporate them. Just that people are taken for granted and manufacturers take advantage. We are not talking about ABS or airbags etc. That i understand will be expensive but no way a bulb on the side mirror will cost a lot. My 7 year old Fiesta has it and do we still agree that this simple feature is meant only for expensive cars?
My Kizashi has indicators on the fender, so does the 5 series and several other cars. It is simply a more traditional placement of the side-indicators. Also, it represents the intentions of a high performance car since most supercars and the likes, have the side indicators on the fender. True there is evidence to suggest that indicator repeaters on the wing mirrors are more effective but then so are thinner a-pillars, led or even laser lighting, side markers on the front bumper, low speed limits etc. let's please not assume we need to be nannyed around and simply be more careful when whizzing past on our bikes since anyway wing mirrors are also the most protrusive part of a car and get damaged easily so replacement tends to become more expensive if we incorporate more functionality into it, however bikers still smash past them every time. Also I believe cars simply look better with neatly incorporated indicators on their fenders. In the end numerous arguments can be made but I guess you need to actually CHILLOUT

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I drive 40kms everyday crossing the heart of the city and we all know how bad traffic can be. My need is based on my observation and practical use. I am not worried if BMW/ Kizashi has it or not. BTW my indicators have lasted over 50000 kms and 7 years as I am Chilled out.

Coming back to Kwid, Renault definitely has a winner on hand and I wish to see a lot of these on road.


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My Kizashi has indicators on the fender, so does the 5 series and several other cars. It is simply a more traditional placement of the side-indicators. Also, it represents the intentions of a high performance car since most supercars and the likes, have the side indicators on the fender. True there is evidence to suggest that indicator repeaters on the wing mirrors are more effective but then so are thinner a-pillars, led or even laser lighting, side markers on the front bumper, low speed limits etc. let's please not assume we need to be nannyed around and simply be more careful when whizzing past on our bikes since anyway wing mirrors are also the most protrusive part of a car and get damaged easily so replacement tends to become more expensive if we incorporate more functionality into it, however bikers still smash past them every time. Also I believe cars simply look better with neatly incorporated indicators on their fenders. In the end numerous arguments can be made but I guess you need to actually CHILLOUT

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