Renault Kwid Now Launched @ Rs.2.56 Lakh


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Codenamed XBA, the hatchback will be based on the company’s highly flexible CMFA platform, and will compete head on with the Alto 800. However, the big differentiator is expected to be the styling, which, according to sources, will be more of a crossover than a compact hatch. This will also give the car sufficient wheel travel, making it suitable for our less than ideal roads. The brainchild behind this project is Gérard Detourbet, better known as the father of the M0 platform — Renault’s most profitable platform that has spawned models like the Duster. In fact, Renault has so much faith in Detourbet that the company has pulled the 68-year-old out of retirement to head this project.
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The XBA is expected to be high on space efficiency, and will feature a robust and very stiff bodyshell. Company insiders say they have learnt that the budget Renault will not compromise much on quality, and will show no obvious signs of cost-cutting, like you normally see on low-cost cars. However, the talking point of the XBA is the engine. Codenamed BR-8, the motor is an all-new 800cc, three-cylinder unit, and will make its debut in this car. It will feature a twin-cam, four-valves-per-cylinder setup, making it quite a sophisticated piece of hardware. So clearly, Renault is not stinting on the powertrain. Moreover, fuel consumption is expected to be class-leading as well.
Renault readying Maruti Alto rival | Car News | Entry-level hatchbacks | Autocar India
 
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Renault's Alto rival spied in India. So far.
Renault is not able to crack the Indian Market with any meaningful launches, except the Duster. Will the XBA
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Exclusive: Upcoming, low-cost Renault XBA hatchback spied up close | Motoroids.com


The XBA, the sub-4 lakh/sub-4 meter hatchback will be based on the Renault-Nissan’s highly flexible India-specific CMF-A (Common Module Family – Affordable), but the catch here will be a slightly crossover-centric styling, much like Datsun’s redi-Go, which’ll also be based on the same platform. A raised ground clearance will ensure that the XBA takes on Indian roads with aplomb, while the XBA is also expected to be high on space efficiency, and will feature a robust and very stiff body-shell.
 
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Renault XBA hatchback to be unveiled on May 20, 2015. Expected to be named Kayou.

Renault’s new model to come with an all-new 800cc engine .
The Renault XBA’s styling is expected to be more like a crossover than a compact hatchback which will give the car sufficient wheel travel, hence making it suitable for Indian roads. It is expected to feature a robust and stiff bodyshell and will be high on space efficiency.
Codenamed BR-8, the motor is an all-new 800cc, three-cylinder unit, and will make its debut in this car. The Renault XBA is also expected to come with an automated manual transmission (AMT).

Renault XBA hatchback to be unveiled on May 20, 2015 | Car News | Budget hatchbacks | Autocar India
 
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Renault's Mr. Carlos Ghosn will be unveiling its new entry-level hatchback— which is likely to be named as Kayou (codenamed as XBA)— on 20th of May, in Chennai
 
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Renault Kayou(XBA) spied in production form spotted, ready for th May 20th Global launch here. just like the Datsun seem the cost cutting measures are evident, slim tires, black wing mirror.

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Renault, the French carmaker, that is all set to unveil the much-anticipated 800cc small car, the Kayou aka XBA, in India on May 20th, might also launch the same car in other markets under its low-cost car brand Dacia, claims a French website Largus. The website has also rendered the upcoming car that looks quite close to the on-test version in India. It further claims that the vehicle will be called the Kayou in other markets too, and will be positioned below Sandero.

Expected to be priced below Rs. 4 lakh, the Renault Kayou will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and others in the league. The vehicle will be based on an all new platform - CMF-A - that has been jointly developed by Renault and Nissan. In fact, the small 800cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that will power the Kayou too has been developed by both the companies together.

As we reported earlier, Nissan India is also working on an entry-level Datsun hatchback, to position below the GO, which will use the same platform and engine. Though, the design of both the cars will be completely different. The Nissan's version might take its inspiration from the Redi-GO Concept that was showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo.

Besides this small car, Renault is also working on a sub-compact SUV that will directly compete against the Ford EcoSport.

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Source : - http://auto.ndtv.com/news/renault-kayou-aka-xba-small-car-rendered-760847
 
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The rear of the Renault XBA (Renault Kayou) – Spied

Codenamed XBA, the small car is likely to be called Renault Kayou when it is unveiled on May 20, 2015.

This month’s unveiling in Chennai will mark the world premiere of the small car, and the first world premiere of a global Renault model outside Europe. Reports also suggest that the Kayou, in certain European markets, would be badged a Dacia to better position and price it in the entry-level segment.

Based on the CMF-A platform, the Kayou will be sold with a 0.8-liter three-cylinder petrol engine when it launches in India later this year. Likely paired to automated manual and manual transmissions, the Kayou will compete for fuel efficiency with the likes of the Maruti Alto 800 (India’s best selling model) and the Hyundai Eon. A diesel engine will not be offered on the Kayou though.

Renault India’s CEO, Mr. Sumit Sawhney, confirmed that the small car will be priced under INR 4 lakhs when launched. It will be manufactured at the Renault Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam, Chennai, though the company is yet to reveal if it will also export the Kayou from this plant.
Rivals: Hyundai Eon,Tata Nano variants, Maruti Alto, Datsun redi-Go
Expected Price: INR 3-4 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: May 20, 2015 (unveiling)

Renault XBA (Renault Kayou) rear spied by an IAB reader
 

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It's official. Renault's chief, Mr.Carlos Ghosn, will unveil the compact hatchback on 20th May 2015 in India. Stay tuned to this thread for a detailed coverage.

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The car looks like almost Compact SUV so its good move that renault trying grap attention of two difference customers using mixed concept [;)]
 
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Renault XBA (Renault Kayou)– Spied

Renault XBA (reported to be called the Renault Kayou) while it was testing on the outskirts of Chennai. Set to be unveiled on May 20, the Kayou will be an entry-level model rivaling the likes of the Maruti Alto 800 and Hyundai Eon in the Indian market.

The Kayou’s world premiere will take place in Chennai, making it the first global Renault model to have its debut outside Europe. When launched in India towards the second half of this year, it will be priced below INR 4 lakhs, Renault India’s CEO, Mr. Sumit Sawhney told Indian Autos Blog. For markets in Europe, where it could also be badged a Dacia, reports suggest a 5,000 EUR (INR 3.59 lakhs) pricetag.

For the Indian market, the Renault Kayou will source power from a 0.8-liter three-cylinder petrol engine matched to manual and possibly even automated manual transmissions. Renault will not be offering a diesel version of the Kayou.

The Kayou will be the first product to be based on the CMF-A platform in India. The underpinnings of the car will be shared with Datsun’s entry-level model – codenamed I2 – as well.
Rivals: Hyundai Eon,Tata Nano, Datsun Go, Maruti Alto
Expected Price: INR 3-4 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: May 20, 2015 (unveiling)

Renault XBA (Renault Kayou) spied from all angles
 

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Does it look like a cheap sandreo? I don't think it's gonna be a competition to alto. It looks big, send like will compete with wagon r. Any news about AMT transmission at launch? Is this a new petrol engine developed??
 
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Renault unveils the Kwid - sub 4 lakh car!

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The Kwid has a high bonnet, a high waistline and a high ground clearance of 180mm. And as crossovers go, it's an attractive one. The detailing up front is pure Renault, and there are plenty of Duster like clues visible here. Renault's smiling grille blends nicely with the very technical looking two element headlights, the matte grille works really well and Renault designers have also got a layered 3D look going. The bumper, for example, protrudes far out from the grille, the fogs are set in deep air inlets and like the duster, the Kwid has sharply designed squared off bumpers. What also work really well are the ridges on the bonnet, that give this baby Duster a slightly menacing look. The Kwid also gets cladding on the wheelarches, a Duster like protruding wheel arch at the rear and a nice kink in that shoulder line, which adds to the bulging muscular rear. Signs that this is a low cost car are however are visible if you look closely. There's only a single wiper, the mirrors look like they are non adjustable, the wheels have only three locating nuts and the doors don't even have pull type handles.

The engine options for this new vehicle are the B4A, the 800cc petrol engine and the B4D, the 1000cc petrol engine. There won’t be any diesel engines available on this hatchback. These engines will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission, while the bigger engine gets an AMT (automated manual transmission too). The pricing of this new hatchback will be under INR 4 lakhs.

The major highlights of this new entry-level product are:

Tall-boy like design for good head room for all passengers
Comfortable seating space for five
Powerful and highly fuel-efficient engines
Both clutch and clutch-free driving options

Renault unveils the Kwid – LIVE Coverage – MotorOctane
 
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Highlights of Renault Kwid unveil in Chennai.

1) Focusing More on localization by increasing dealerships from 150 to 280 by next year.

2) Increasing market share from 1.5% to 5%

3) Launch during festive season (Sept-Nov)

4) Primary focus are the first car buyers

5) Airbags as an option

6) They are not going to launch KWID in European market

7) Engine having not much involvement of technology seems to be a simple one

8) Nissan to launch Datson on the same platform next year
 
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Renault kwid to be launched in India.
Launch expected between September-November 2015.
Expected price 3-4 lakhs.
Engine- 800 c.c
Renault says the Kwid will come with MediaNAV – that has radio, Bluetooth, navigation functions accessed via a 7-inch touchscreen – a first in segment. Its fuel efficiency will be “among the best in India.”
source: Renault Kwid world premieres in India - IAB Report
 

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