China: Electric Renault Kwid launched at Rs. 6.20 lakh


Renault has launched the electric Kwid in China. It is available in three variants with prices starting at around Rs. 6.20 lakh.

The car measures 3,735 mm in length and 1,579 mm in width with a wheelbase of 2,423 mm. It comes with LED daytime running lights, headlamps set low in the front bumper and a grille with U-shaped inserts. On the inside, it comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen head-unit with 4G WiFi connectivity. Other features available include vehicle remote control and vehicle remote diagnosis.

The hatchback comes with a 26.8 kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor producing 44 BHP and 124 Nm. The car's top speed is claimed to be 105 km/h. The claimed NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) range of the car is 271 km. With DC fast charging, the battery is claimed to charge to 80% in 50 minutes and with AC slow charging, it is claimed to take 4 hours to charge to full. The car is also equipped with a battery intelligent temperature control system and an energy recovery system.

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