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The facelifted Kwid gets a new dashboard and steering wheel

Interiors – Renault has made quite a lot of improvements in the cabin. The design of the dashboard has been changed and the Kwid now gets a new leather-wrapped steering wheel too. It also gets a digital instrument cluster. The earlier Kwid used to come with 2 gloveboxes but the updated one here comes with a single glove box which has become a bit larger, while you also get an optional passenger airbag now, even on the top variant. The cabin of the Kwid Climber also gets orange accents. The Kwid gets a new touchscreen infotainment system. The new screen is very crisp when it comes to resolution & responsiveness and even comes with a reverse parking camera.

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While the front seats are comfortable, the rear seats feel tight and stiff

The Kwid misses out on adjustable headrests both at the front and rear

The Renault Kwid misses out on internally adjustable ORVMs and you need to open the window and adjust them with your hands. We would have loved it if Renault would have offered a passenger-side airbag as standard on the top variant at least. It also gets other mandatory safety features like seat-belt reminders, high-speed alerts and reverse parking sensors. The seats feel a bit stiff. The front seats are decently comfortable while the rear seats could have done with a bit more support. Legroom and headspace are just about average and knee room becomes almost negligible with the front seats pushed all the way back. The boot capacity has been reduced from 300-litres to 279-litres because the larger wheels require bigger wheel wells.