2025 Renault Kwid: Old vs New Compared

  • Feb 24, 2024
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Renault is expected to introduce the Kwid EV alongside its petrol-powered variants in India

Old vs New Renault Kwid Compared

Recently, Dacia unveiled the Spring EV globally, an entry-level all-electric hatchback that previews the next-gen Renault Kwid sold in our market. Following its reveal, we expect Renault to introduce not only the new-gen Kwid but also an all-electric version of it. In this report, we compare the next-gen Kwid to the current model sold in India.

Design

Old vs New Renault Kwid Compared

When viewing both the 2025 Kwid and the current model, you'll notice a significant transition in the design. The new-gen Kwid gets a sharp and sleek grille at the front, a departure from the chunkier appearance of the existing model. Additionally, the 2025 Kwid boasts a Y-shaped DRL signature that enhances the modern design of the hatchback.

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Moving to the profile, the next-gen Kwid maintains a similar silhouette but introduces new 15-inch steel wheels. The side body cladding that you see with the current Kwid is retained with a slight design tweak. However, the roof rails, found on the current Kwid, are absent in the new-gen model.

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The rear profile of the 2025 Kwid undergoes significant update as well, diverging from the current model's simple oval-shaped taillight design to updated ones with a Y-shaped taillight signature. Its fresh design is further accentuated by a chunky plastic trim adorned with 'Dacia' badging.

Interior

Old vs New Kwid Interior Compared

The interior of the 2025 Kwid undergoes a complete revamp, replacing the dated cabin of the current model with a more modern design. The large and chunky dashboard of the current Kwid is replaced by a more minimalist one. While there are new toggles for important functions, the air-con is thankfully operated using physical controls. It also features sleeker AC vents along with a new 10-inch infotainment system that enhances the fresh appearance of the cabin.

Features

New Renault Kwid Interior

In terms of features, the new-gen Kwid is equipped with a larger 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. It also includes a 7-inch digital driver’s display, connected car technology, Type-C charging ports, and cruise control. Additionally, features such as power windows, steering-mounted controls, and a 12V power socket are carried over from the current model.

Safety features in the 2025 Kwid include multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, reverse camera with parking sensors, and select ADAS features such as lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition. The current Kwid is offered only with two airbags along with other standard safety kit.

Powertrain

New Renault Kwid Engine Option

Dacia exclusively offers the Spring (Kwid) hatchback in an all-electric version. It comes with a 26.8 kWh battery pack and a claimed range of around 220 km, details of which you can find in our earlier report

In India, Renault is expected to offer the 2025 Kwid with the current 68 PS/91 Nm 1-litre naturally aspirated engine, paired with either a 5-speed manual or AMT transmission. Later, they will likely introduce the Kwid EV with Spring EV’s powertrain specifications.

Pricing and India Launch

New Renault Kwid

We expect the next-gen Kwid to debut in India around 2025, with a starting price of around Rs 5 lakh (ex-showroom). It will continue its rivalry with the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, while the Kwid EV will offer an alternative to other EVs such as the Tata Tiago EV and Citroen eC3.

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