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Old 11th November 2016, 17:19   #496
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I think that the Art Edition is the worst paint job I have ever seen on a car. Looks absolutely hideous.
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ART

God bless people who will understand this art. A pig, a boy and a girl on scooty - how does it depict Indian Culture, Technology and Innovativeness. Maybe someone can help me understand the fine design
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Presenting the Renault Kwid - the "Art Edition"
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Shombit Sengupta who's a French artist of Indian origin has had his artistic hands on the Renault Kwid. The Kwid Art car was inaugurated by Yves Perrin, Consul General of France in Mumbai at ICIA Gallery, Kala Ghoda.

The art car will be sent to Barbizon, France (10 to 27 December 2016) which has a long history with Modern Art. The car will be then be showcased at various art shows and international auto shows after which it will finally have its spot in the Renault Heritage Museum in France.

Ever since Shombit Sengupta left India for Paris in 1973 at age 19, he has not painted any subject pertaining to India. But since the beginning of this 2016 he re-started painting on the India he had spent his childhood in, which is Bengal.

The Kwid art car vividly reflects his French inspiration, Indian colours through 'Ville Enigmatique' where he has juxtaposed historical French Bengal and Victorian Bengal with traditional Bengali life that continues till today.

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Yves Perrin Consul General of France at the inaguration of Kwid Art Car:
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Artist Shombit Sengupta with Philippe Ponceau GM Design Renault:
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50,000 units of 800cc select variant of Kwid have been recalled by Renault in order to rectify the faulty fuel system and to add a hose clip.

This recall is applicable for Kwids manufactured between 01st Oct 2015 to 18th May 2016.

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What happened to this recall? My Kwid was never recalled for this. Not sure if these changes will be done in my next scheduled service.

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The car seems so much smoother now and pulls cleaner as well. Earlier when I'd slow down, then press the accelerator, there would be no response from the engine and many times it used to stall. Also while driving with AC on, the car's engine used to feel strained and it didn't pull smoothly. But after the ECU firmware update, I tried slowing down and then accelerating and voila, the car didn't stall. While coming back, on the highway as well, the car didn't feel strained at all. It seems so much better from before.
@wadewilson - Has the stalling issue recurred after the ECU upgrade. Planning to drop my Kwid to the service center exclusively for this update if it solves the stalling permanently. I also plan to enquire about the recalls and see if they will fit those too

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About the recall, i took mine to Renault Calicut yesterday. The following parts were replaced:

1. Entire fuel tank
2. Fuel tank cap
3. A couple of fuel hoses
4. A fuel line clip inside engine bay.

The old design clip was prone to breakage and could rupture fuel lines. Mine was missing. There's no fuel pump issue or replacement involved in this recall. Fuel tank design has been updated to address whatever fuel issues some users faced. I never faced any.

A month ago, the top glovebox lock gave up. Even babying it didn't help it last. Informed the same to SA and the entire glovebox was replaced. The new glovebox lock is of a different design so hope that would fix this issue permanently. LH window winder was loose which too got fixed. The shop floor wasn't very crowded so got the car back in 3 hours against an estimate of 6. I'd highly recommend this dealership as of now.

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About the recall, i took mine to Renault Calicut yesterday....
Thanks Sandy! Were you asked to bring the car in for the replacements or did you initiate this yourself?
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Thanks Sandy! Were you asked to bring the car in for the replacements or did you initiate this yourself?
Ofcourse it was in response to the memo. If qualified, you'll get it by courier.
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Renault-India's A-segment bestseller, the Kwid, has crossed the 1 lakh sales milestone in it's Indian innings.

This was achieved in 14 months since the Kwid was launched, after which it has been able to garner excellent numbers month-on-month, going up against segment bestsellers such as the Maruti-Suzuki Alto and the Hyundai Eon.

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The Kwid, with it's crossover stance and bold, aggressive look coupled with spacious interiors and a thoroughly contemporary digital dashboard, has single-handedly put Renault-India back into the profit-making books.

Renault India has also promised that there will be a new variant of the Kwid introduced every year, which will help keep the Kwid firmly in the limelight while offering something new to the customers throughout it's sales innings.

Powered by a set of 0.8L & 1.0L engines, the Kwid was also launched in it's Easy-R AMT avatar recently, which sports an unique rotary dial gearshift on the dashboard.

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Awesome news for Renault!

This shows Maruti can be challenged, and how!

Kwid has been attracting customers across many segments. I for one, bought kwid 1.0 when searching for a new 7 seater SUV lol. A friend of mine booked a petrol baleno delta, and switched to kwid once the Easy R was launched.

Kwid's success formula is simple. Provide great fuel efficiency at the same price as the market leader, go a step further and make the car look segment-best, and another step forward by providing most spacious cabin in the segment and to nail it, provide features that even cars from 2 segments above don't provide.

Way to go Kwid!
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Kwid is a very good overall product in that segment. Renault has got the styling and pricing spot on. I have 800 CC Renault Kwid in my garage. Dealer had agreed to replace my fuel pump under warranty and then there was recall by Renault. I have not heard from my dealer till date. I too did not bother to enquire as I was busy and had no time to visit service centre. I am still waiting for the update from dealer/ Renault India regarding fuel pump and recall. It's high time, Renault does something about after sales support.
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