Live hassle free up to 8 years with brand new cars
_Tanvir Shams 01 Apr, 2019 | 215 Views | -+
SM Ridwan Kabir
Dhaka : Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer and one of the fastest growing global automotive brands. Karnaphuli Wheels Ltd. is the sole distributor of brand new Renault cars in Bangladesh.
They have three models currently - Renault Duster, Renault Kwid Climber and Renault Kwid. Among these models, there are many variants in many colours.
All these 1.5 litre cars are very popular right now.
The Renault Duster, the top end model, is a full-fledged SUV. Besides the octane variant, it comes with a diesel variant too which has an excellent fuel economy figure. It covers 10-11 km per litre. This makes it popular among construction companies.
The octane driven Duster RXS with CVT transmission price is BDT 33 lac. The diesel variant with AMT transmission known as RXZ is BDT 34 lac.
On the other hand, Renault Kwid is a much smaller car. It is meant to cover your office or school duty. The sole purpose of Kwid is to minimise fuel cost covering almost 14 km per litre.
The price range of Kwid starts from BDT 12.5 lac. "Owning a new car saves you a lot of trouble in the long run. If you buy a reconditioned car, you're mostly going to compensate for that by paying for frequent general services, maintenance and severe breakdowns in 3-4 years. With a brand new car, you get to look forward to living hassle-free for the next 8 years at least. All you have to do is scrap your lubricants and wind tier items such as the tier and break shoes," added Ridwan.
The basic Kwid model which is RXL comes with an AMT transmission, one thousand cc engine, manual doors and windows, stereo audio player and 13 inch rims. The next variant of the Kwid is RXT which sits at BDT 13.5 lac. It comes with automatic front windows, one thousand cc engine and AMT transmission.
The next variant is the Kwid Climber which focuses on daily commute. It is the top most variant of Kwid coming with one thousand cc engine, AMT transmission, orange upholstery both inside and outside, and additional features such as rugged bumper overriders, door protection cladding, front terrain protector, orange side repeaters, arching roof bars, muscular style wheels, 7 inch touch screen media NAV infotainment etc. You can change gear while driving it.
Mentioning the facilities they provide to their customers, Ridwan said, "We cover you for two years or 50 thousand km, whichever comes first.”
"Brand new cars have a 10 per cent or 20 per cent market share. They are usually sold to corporate companies or retail buyers who know that recon cars are difficult to maintain. Three thousand brand new cars are sold in a year. We are looking to reach 800-1000 cars by the completion of two years," Ridwan said.
Renault has showrooms in HR Bhaban, Kakrail and Chattogram currently. They are opening a new one in Tejgaon Link Road soon.