Only available in top spec Dynamique trim, the automatic Kwid mirrors the model sold in India and comes equipped with a five-speed automated manual (AMT) gearbox similar to the equally Indian Suzuki Celerio AGS, but drops the gear lever for a dial selector mounted at the base of the centre console with three modes; Neutral, Reverse and Drive.
Still offering 180 mm of ground clearance and a boot space of 300-litres, the new self-shifter comes mated to the familiar 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that makes 50 kW and 91 Nm. Fuel consumption for the AMT is rated at 4.4 L/100 km.
Aside from a storage tray taking the gear lever's position, standard spec is left unchanged from the Dynamique manual with items being the seven-inch touchscreen MediaNav infotainment system with Bluetooth, satellite navigation and USB, front electric windows, height adjustable front seats, digital instrument cluster, central locking and before only a driver's side airbag.
Priced at R146 900, R10 000 more than the manual, the Kwid AMT comes with a five year / 150 000 km warranty as standard with a service optional.