Renault appears to be working on a mid-life update to its Kwid hatchback. This 2019 facelift of the Renault Kwid will be launched in a few months from now. The company is already testing the updated model on public roads in India. One such test mule has recently been photographed by a Team-BHP reader.
From what we see in the spy shots, the new Kwid 2019 appears to have a redesigned front-end, including a taller grille, flanked on both sides by LED daytime running lights (DRLs). Meanwhile, the main headlamp housing is located below these DRLs. This is an arrangement that we have been increasingly seeing on SUVs like the Tata Harrier and MG Hector. However, it will be the first time that an SUV will adopt this headlamp arrangement.
Additionally, what’s worth noting is the fact that the spotted model has black ORVMs and steel rims without wheel covers. This suggests that it might be the base model of the Renault Kwid facelift. As a result, we can expect to see LED DRLs as standard on all variants of the new Kwid. We also expect to see a new touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on higher variants of the 2019 Renault Kwid facelift.
The Kwid hatchback is currently available with two engine options – a 0.8-litre, three cylinder petrol and a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder petrol. A 5-speed manual is offered as standard, while the larger displacement engine even gets an AMT automatic gearbox option. Renault might fiddle with the engine to make it compliant with BS-VI emission norms.