well the Brazilian spec KWID definitely looks well equipped find out what is different

Renault launched the KWID back in 2015, and this was their first attempt to make their mark in the entry level car segment of India. After the KWID’s launch, its aggressive pricing and the features that it offered in an entry-level hatchback made the car an instant hit. The KWID even bite into the sales shares of some other entry level products from renowned manufacturers like Maruti and Hyundai. The Indian customers appreciated everything about the car till Global NCAP crash tested the compact entry-level hatchbacks to measure the safety standards that they offered to the occupants inside. To our surprise and shock, the KWID failed the safety standard test horribly. The fate of the KWID at the crash test was similar to some other entry level cars like the Maruti Alto800 and Hyundai Eon.

Renault then assured the Indian buyers that they have reworked on the structure of the hatchback and launched the updated car. Later when the KWID has tested again, it managed to score 1-star safety rating. The reports stated that Renault although took steps in reinforcing the structure but they have made changes only to the driver side where as the passenger side structure was left untouched.

Now Renault has recently launched the KWID hatchback in the markets of Brazil, and it comes with plenty of upgraded equipment as well as cosmetic updates as well. Below we have provided all the difference between the Indian spec KWID and the Brazilian-spec KWID find out which one offers better equipment and safety features at the price point.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INDIAN SPEC KWID AND BRAZILIAN SPEC KWID

2015 Renault KWID Exterior High Quality
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If we talk about styling, then the Brazilian-spec KWID looks identical to the Indian spec hatchback but gets few subtle difference. The Brazilian KWID gets slightly fatter and wider tyres, (165/70 cross-section) while the Indian spec KWID gets (155/80 cross-sections) tyres. The former also features slightly bigger 14-inch gunmetal polished wheels which go well with the overall styling of the hatchback. The Indian spec, on the other hand, gets 13-inch wheels. Both the Brazilian and the Indian spec hatchback gets three bolts which keep the wheels in place, and this has been done deliberately to cut costs. There are no such other visual changes to the exterior.

BRAZILIAN SPEC KWID INDIAN SPEC KWID
Brazil Spec Renault KWID VS Indian Spec Renault KWID Exterior
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Brazil Spec Renault KWID VS Indian Spec Renault KWID
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gun metal finish 14 inch wheels 13 inch wheels
fatter 165/70 cross-section tyres thinner 155/80 cross-sections tyres

INTERIOR CHANGES

Brazil Spec Renault KWID VS Indian Spec Renault KWID Exterior
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The first and the foremost thing that I need to mention here is that Brazilian-spec KWID cabin looks more luxurious and upmarket compared to the later. It also gets plenty of new features which are absent in the other.

To begin with, the Brazilian-spec KWID gets Renault’s new 7.0-inch MediaNav touchscreen infotainment system. Although the infotainment system is same the Brazilian-spec KWID infotainment system gets few additional features, the Brazilian KWID gets Renaults latest version of the infotainment system which is available currently only in the Indian spec Duster and Lodgy. It even gets an additional rear view camera support as well which is missing in the Indian spec KWID.

The Brazilian-spec KWID also gets conventional instrument cluster with three pod setup. This traditional instrument cluster setup also gets an additional tachometer which is missing in the Indian spec hatchback. To add insult to injury, the Brazilian KWID also gets a big Multi-information display unit as well. The Indian spec KWID gets digital instrument cluster as standard.

The other features which make the Brazilian-spec KWID cabin interior look premium are slightly better-looking steering wheel. The former gets additional piano black inserts. It even gets a Piano black insert on the centre console area. The control and knobs for the manual air conditioning are also of better quality compared to the Indian spec variant. Lastly the rear seats of the former hatchback

The seat upholstery of the Brazilian-spec KWID also looks more upmarket with contrasting colours. The rear seats of the car are also retractable and get three separate fully adjustable rear headrests.

Some other additional features which are also available with the Brazilian-spec KWID also gets pretty full interior as well. The Brazilian-spec KWID gets electrically adjustable rear view mirror, electric boot release and rear defogger as well.

BRAZILIAN SPEC KWID INDIAN SPEC KWID
Brazil Spec Renault KWID VS Indian Spec Renault KWID Exterior
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2015 Renault KWID Interior
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Premium Upholstery standard Upholstery
much better quality interior with upgraded plastics -
Recliner rear seats non recliner rear seats
three separate adjustable head rests for the rear seat two non adjustable rear seat headrest
Piano Black inserts on the center console -

DRIVETRAIN

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Both the Indian spec KWID and the Brazilian Spec KWID shares the same 1.0 Litre, three cylinder SCe petrol unit which powers the 1.0 Litre unit of the KWID. The Brazilian-spec KWID does not get the smaller 0.8 Liter unit which powers the entry-level variant here in our Country. The 1.0 Liter unit produces the same amount of power. The 1.0 Litre unit is capable of producing about 67 Ps of peak power and 92 Nm of torque. This engine in the Brazilian-spec KWID gets paired to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard which is also available with the Indian spec KWID hatchback. There are talks that the Brazilian-spec KWID will also get the EasyR 5-speed AMT (automated manual transmission) as well which is available as an option with the KWID.

SAFETY FEATURES

Brazil Spec Renault KWID VS Indian Spec Renault KWID Exterior
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The Brazilian-spec KWID also is far more advanced in the safety features department. The Brazilian-spec KWID gets four airbags which include dual front and front side thorax airbags. Plus it also gets child seat anchorages. The ABS and EBD also comes as standard. Compared to the Brazilian-spec variant the Indian spec option gets only the driver side airbag as standard.

The Brazilian-spec KWID also weighs 100 Kilogrammes more than Indian spec hatchback this must be because Renault has reinforced the structural integrity of the hatchback. However, we will only be able to tell that when Global NCAP crash tests the hatchback later.

BRAZILIAN SPEC KWID INDIAN SPEC KWID
four airbags single driver side airbag
ABS and EBD as standard -
reinforced structure -

PRICING DIFFRENCE

Brazil Spec Renault KWID VS Indian Spec Renault KWID Exterior
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The prices of the Brazilian-spec KWID starts at R $ 29,990 and goes up to R $39,990 which translates to about INR. 5.85 - 7.81 lakh. The Indian spec KWID prices start from INR. 3.54 - 4.56 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) which explains the reason why it is much better equipped.

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