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Self-shifting Renault Kwid AMT priced


A local favourite with over 10 000 units sold since its debut in 2016 despite lacking some essential safety equipment, Renault has bolstered the Kwid range by introducing an AMT derivative for the first time.

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.

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Posted by: alice
Submitted: 15-03-2018
I really love this car wish I can own it this year
Posted by: Cornelius
Submitted: 17-05-2018
Well specked. Bolder and much better looks from the previous one. Auto gear selector a great idea. Will most likely increase the sales. Big ups to Renault!