Renault has updated its Indian lineup of cars — Kwid, Triber, Kiger — in line with the upcoming emissions norms. All three models now also get new safety and convenience features as standard. Apart from this, the French carmaker has also introduced a new version of the Kwid. Renault has opened bookings for the updated Kwid, Triber and Kiger across all its dealerships and has also updated their prices.
All three models continue to be powered by their respective petrol engines, which have now been updated to meet the upcoming real driving emissions regulations. All three models will be equipped with a self-diagnostic device that will continuously monitor the vehicle’s emission levels while driving, along with other key emissions devices such as catalytic converters and oxygen sensors.
The Triber is powered by a 72hp, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine offered with a 5-speed manual or AMT gearbox. Meanwhile, the Kegger can also be had with the same naturally aspirated engine as the Triber offered only with a 5-speed manual. The Kegger also gets the option of a 100hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT transmission.
Renault has also introduced a new RXE variant of the Kwid, priced at ₹ 4.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India), which comes with a 1.0-litre petrol-manual powertrain. This variant now serves as the entry-level version of the Kwid, replacing the previous RXL variant which had a 0.8-litre powertrain. Renault has completely dropped the 800cc engine from its lineup due to low demand.
As part of the 2023 model year update, Renault has also standardized several safety features across all three models. These include Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Traction Control System (TCS) and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
The Kwid now gets convenience features like LED turn indicators on the wing mirrors and steering mounted controls. Meanwhile, the Triber MPV now gets chrome-finished door handles and new seat upholstery.