French car maker Renault SA launched the second generation of its popular hatchback Kwid on Tuesday to engineer a turnaround of its fortunes in the Indian market. The new Kwid hit the market a day after Maruti Suzuki India Ltd launched its S-Presso in the same segment.

The second-generation Kwid will be available in a price range of 2.83-4.84 lakh. The car’s 800 cc and one litre engine Kwid will be BS IV compliant as of now.

Kwid was first launched in India in 2015, with Renault selling one lakh units within a year of its unveiling. In fact, Renault’s entry level hatchback was the only product to counter Maruti’s Alto successfully in the Indian market in the segment.

Kwid was developed by Renault in India and is also exported to a number of countries across the world.

Renault launched its first sub-four metre sport utility vehicle, Triber, in India last month, and along with the new Kwid, the company hopes to up its India operations.

Triber is available in a price range of 4.9-6.49 lakh, and comes equipped with a one-litre petrol engine.


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