Posted by Group1 Renault on 16 Jan 2023
If you have been on the lookout for a really great second-hand hatchback car, we highly recommend that you take a look at the Renault Kwid. Between the SUV Climber, the magnificent Dynamique, and the super affordable Expression and Expression AMT, the impressive Kwid range has been an amazing success worldwide. This includes India, where it recently scooped up a major award.
Renault has been the top-selling European car brand in India for a while now, and this was reiterated when OLX Autos and Autocar India recently named the Kwid the best pre-owned small hatchback car for 2023. According to Sudhir Malhotra (Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Renault India), the KWID has been instrumental in its amazing market-share growth in India, which is not a small feat when you are competing in the most competitive entry-level car segment.
Here are a few reasons why the Renault Kwid stands out for second-hand buyers in India, and around the globe:
Even though the KWID is a smaller vehicle, it shares design language with Renault SUVs. Its strong stance and good looks are normally the first things that draw prospective buyers, and it really leaves a lasting visual impression on the road.
Renault Kwid drivers are able to control everything in their car hands-free thanks to a great infotainment system that incorporates voice recognition, video playback, as well as supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, all from an 8-inch touchscreen.
Renault believes in providing consumers with an effortless driving experience, and this is certainly the case with technology like the reverse parking camera (+ guidelines) and electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors in the mix.
The Kwid has a cost of maintenance lower a 1c/km and comes with a comprehensive manufacturer warranty for 2 years/50,000 km, with an extension option of up to 5 years. This makes for effortless ownership.
Industry-leading active and passive safety features are standard across all Kwid variants. This includes:
How’s that for an amazing second-hand car situation? To learn more about the new and used Renault vehicles we currently have on our showroom floors in Johannesburg and Stellenbosch, get in touch with our seasoned Group1 Renault team. We offer great value on expertly vetted pre-owned Renault cars and SUVs, so you can enjoy driving pleasure at a budget-friendly price.
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Whether you are on the look-out for an entry-level hatchback to get you to and from your inner-city job, or need a reliable car to get your small family around, the Renault Kwid should feature at the top of your list. Here are a few reasons why the newly facelifted Kwid is so popular with savvy South African auto enthusiasts:
The Renault Kwid might be an entry-level hatchback, but that doesn’t mean that it lacks in terms of bells and whistles. Owners can look forward to a striking interior that features a user-friendly digital instrument cluster, a sporty steering wheel, central- and side air vents, as well as a floor console with two beverage holders.
It also comes standard with a DIN radio with FM/AM tuner, Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free calls, USB port, AUX-in port and 12V power socket. Not to mention electric power steering, front power windows, aircon, and trip computer. That’s a lot of bang for your automotive buck!
When you are out and about exploring the world, and getting to where you need to be, knowing you’re safe goes a long way to paving the way for confident adventuring. This is why the Renault Kwid comes to the party with an amazing host of safety features, including:
At this point, every South African motorist has to take fuel efficiency seriously. This is why the Kwid consistently comes out tops – it’s a car that has SUV stylings without the higher fuel consumption. Manual models offer 4.7 l/100 km, while automatic models come in at 4.4 l/100 km.
Clever motorists know that the vehicle loan repayments to the bank are only the start of the expenses associated with owning and maintaining a car. Fortunately, the Kwid comes with one-year’s worth of comprehensive insurance, a two-year/30 000 km service plan, as well as a five-year/150,000 km warranty.
Check back soon for more insider insights on Renault models in South Africa. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with our teams in Stellenbosch and Johannesburg to learn more about the Renault models that are currently available, and how you can enjoy more car for less.
Posted by Group1 Renault on 16 Mar 2022
A mate told his friend to take his date to somewhere expensive to impress her, so he took her to a filling station. True story. Not a joke though, with 95 unleaded going at R20.88 a litre at the time of writing.
Inflation already played havoc with our budgets, but with fuel prices going up and up, fuel efficiency becomes a real thing right now. Fuel consumption is not an absolute bottom line though. If you have to have a large SUV, you will measure its fuel consumption against similarly sized vehicles. Renault vehicles are known for their frugality, but in the interest of fairness, let’s discuss Renault without comparing it to other brands. All friends here. Please note, though, that we are talking about a combined cycle, so a combination of urban and highway. If your driving takes you more on one or the other, it will affect your use.
Let’s start with the most at one end and go from there.
The Renault Kwid is a compact, nippy run-around, ideal for students, young career starters, small families, daily rush-hour commute, as well as older folk who knows how much car they need. The Kwid comes with a 1.0-litre petrol engine that gives you 50 kW and 91 Nm. It has two transmission types, and these will give you a combined cycle of 4.71-litres per 100km for the 5-speed manual and 4.4-litres per 100km for the 5-speed AMT Auto.
The Triber is a generous 7-seater people carrier that still gives off an SUV vibe. Good for larger families or those with very sociable kids. This MPV also makes a spectacular Uber or Taxify car! It too comes with a 1.0-petrol engine, giving you an excellent 5.5-litres per 100km in the combined cycle.
This newcomer is a sporty 5-seater with the option of 1.0-litre 52 kW naturally aspirated or 74 kW turbo engine. The 53 kW manual will give you 5.3-litres per 100km, while the automatic will go at 5.2-litres per 100km. The manual turbo will run at 5.2-litres per 100km and the automatic at 5.4-litres per 100km.
The hatch for the young professional, or any other professional that enjoys the fresh, sleek and lively look of the Clio V. This sporty hatch comes with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox and gives you 74 kW at 5.7-litres per 100km.
The go-to sporty compact SUV in South Africa has been around for yonks – continuously updated and still going strong. It now comes in a 1.5-litre dCi, giving you 66 kW or 80 kW. The 66 kW uses 5.1-litres per 100km, while the 80 kW has two gearboxes that give you 4.8 and 5.2-litres per 100km respectively.
This is a big, impressive SUV with a big, impressive 126 kW 2.5-litre petrol engine with a CVT transmission. The Koleos runs at 8.1-litres per 100km, which is impressive for such a large car.
So it’s a question of reconciling your ideal lifestyle with the realities of your wallet. We hope this list serves as your handy guide to Renault’s fuel consumption.
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