April 13, 2021
Since the Renault Kwid first landed in South Africa 5 years ago, it has caused quite a stir in the motor industry. Are you thinking of buying a Renault Kwid? Read on about the impressive 2021 model. Also, explore why comprehensive car insurance is needed for this car if you plan on financing your new purchase.
Initially, the Kwid’s safety was not the greatest as it lacked airbags and anti-lock brakes (or ABS brakes). When the Kwid was crash-tested by Global NCAP 5 years ago, it received a 0-star safety rating for adult occupants. After Renault added a driver’s airbag, the Kwid managed to get a 1-star rating.
This time the Kwid has been ‘modernised’ as the Climber. Renault boosted safety by equipping the Kwid with ABS brakes and 2 front airbags.
Its new design is striking, largely due to its ‘slit-like’ LED running lights for daytime. The wheel size has been increased from 13 to 14 inches. Larger alloy wheels stabilise the car better due to the increased tyre surface area touching the road and are able to manage the scourge of potholes better. Boot luggage space comprises 279 litres, which can be increased to 620 litres by folding down the back seats.
This has a mixture of pros and cons – the upholstery stands out, and the aircon controls have a professional chrome touch. Unfortunately, the driver’s seat is too high, making it uncomfortable for taller drivers. To add to this, the steering wheel is not adjustable, which may make it uncomfortable for the driver.
Unexpected for this vehicle category, the Kwid comes with a reverse-view camera and a touchscreen information system equipped with Apple CarPlay/Android compatibility. All four windows are electric. One drawback, however, is that the fuel icon does not indicate the fuel level in the tank and only starts flashing when the fuel is low.
This car has a naturally aspirated, 1-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine with a 50 kW power output and 91 Nm of torque. The tested fuel consumption was 5.9 litres/100 km.
Such an appealing car also requires protection from accidents, theft and fire. What better affordable, comprehensive car insurance to consider than the one from PMD?
A prospective buyer must buy comprehensive car insurance for the Kwid as a legal requirement in South Africa if the new car is financed by an institution such as a bank or other vehicle finance companies. Choose affordable, comprehensive car insurance with unique benefits for your new car. PMD’s comprehensive car insurance provides an excess that reduces to zero with premiums that never increase*. Also, third-party liability cover is up to R1 million per incident. The Kwid’s full retail value is insured and offers protection for write-offs and accidents, as well as natural disasters or fire, theft, and hijacking. You also get 24-hour roadside assistance, towing service, hail damage and glass cover with the comprehensive cover with PMD. *Ts and Cs apply
Are you planning on buying a Renault Kwid soon? Renault offers the owner of the new car a 2-year service plan and a 5-year warranty. Prices range from R215 139 – R270 030. 3
This article should only be considered for information purposes as car insurance is not straightforward. Please obtain professional advice from a certified financial advisor if you want to purchase car insurance.
Contact PMD for more information on comprehensive car insurance for your new Renault Kwid.
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