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Live Coverage: Renault XBA World Premiere

Live Coverage: Renault XBA World Premiere

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D-Day has arrived and the stage is all set for the world premiere and global unveiling of Renault's New Compact Car. Being codenamed as XBA hatchback or Renault Kayou (tentative), it would Renault's new global entry-level offering. Carlos Ghosn, Chairman, Renault-Nissan Alliance would be present to unravel this new sub-compact car for the media personels. Team Autoportal is present at the launch venue in Chennai to give you each and every latest update on the same. Stay tuned and keep refreshing the page for more updates.

11:10 AM: The launch event is about to begin in a few minutes. Seems like whole world is present here !!!

 

11:20 AM: Finally, the event kickstarts in style and the host is addressing the journalism fraternity

11:21 AM: Mr. Carlos Ghosn, Chairman, Renault is on the stage and he tells that new small car for India would be called Renault KWID

11:27 AM: Now, some brilliant dance performances before the Renault KWID is unveiled

11:30 AM: Finally, the Renault KWID is unveiled; looks pretty identical to the Clio hatch

11:34 AM: Mr. Ghosn says that the Renault KWID will be a game changer in India and it would be manufactured at company's Chennai plant. It is the first car to use Renault-Nissan's CMF-A platform.

11:35 AM: Renault Kwid to be priced between Rs 3-4 Lakh! 98% localization would ensure low cost! 

11:40 AM: Renault Kwid comes with SUV inspired design and yet compact enough! 

11:42 AM: Renault to launch the Kwid hatchback during the festive season: September-October 2015!!!

11:46 AM: Mr. Ghosn says Maruti and Hyundai are main rivals. With navigation and starting price of Rs 3 Lakh - Renault Kwid is certainly gonna be winner!

11:47 AM: Rs 13 billion spent on whole project of developing platform and engine for the Renault Kwid

11:48 AM: Renault eyes 5% market share with the help of Kwid, as they sit at 1.5% now!

11:59 AM: Renault Kwid to come with optional airbag

12:01 PM No more cross badging for Renault and Nissan, says Mr. Ghosn. Nissan won't come up with Kwid duplicate!

12:06 PM Carlos Ghosn is in love with the term FRUGAL! Frugal is what he says the Renault Kwid is and future products are going to be.

12:10 PM Renault Kwid to get newly developed simple yet extremely fuel efficient 800cc engine.

12:15 PM We know, you folks would be missing the interior of the Renault Kwid. So, here you go - one exlusive interior pic for you all

12:19 PM Okay, one more pic for ya all so that you must know that Renault Kwid would come with first-in-segment 7-inch navigation display system

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