Dacia Unveils Upgraded Spring EV (Kwid EV) for 2024

The new Dacia Spring EV offers more tech & upscale design

The affordable electric car scene just got a jolt with the unveiling of the heavily updated 2024 Dacia Spring EV. While the name might not ring a bell in India, this electric city car, originally debuting as the Renault City K-ZE in China and showcased in India as the electric Kwid in 2020, is back with a fresh look and upgraded features.

A New Face for the City

The 2024 Spring EV embraces a bold, modern design, aligning with other new Dacia models like the Duster. The prominent Y-shaped LED daytime running lights flank a sleek grille, while the headlamps sit lower in the redesigned bumper. A distinct sticker adorns the central section, adding a touch of personality.

Moving to the sides, the Kwid influence lingers slightly in the door and wheel arch design. However, new 15-inch wheels fill the arches confidently, and fresh decals grace the C-pillars. The rear gets a significant makeover with a restyled bumper and Y-shaped taillights, further emphasized by a black trim stretching across the tailgate.

A Feature-rich Interior

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The biggest transformation lies within. The dated cabin is replaced by a contemporary design featuring a 7-inch digital instrument cluster and a large, free-standing 10-inch touchscreen. Y-shaped elements continue inside, incorporated into the air vents and controls. Improved materials, decorative trims, and white accents elevate the overall feel.

The base model boasts a standard 7-inch digital instrument cluster, cruise control, and essential features like front power windows, rear parking sensors, and central locking. Higher trims add the impressive 10-inch touchscreen, air conditioning, and even bi-directional charging, allowing the car to power your home! Safety takes centre stage with advanced emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, and a suite of driver-assistance features, meeting the latest European regulations.

Specifications & Performance:

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Two electric motor options power the Spring EV: a 48 kW (64 bhp) unit for higher trims and a 33 kW (44 bhp) unit for base and mid-spec models. Both share a 26.8 kWh battery pack, offering a range of up to 220 km (137 miles). A standard 7 kW AC charger comes equipped, with support for up to 30 kW DC fast charging for quicker top-ups.

India Launch?

The Dacia Spring EV will launch in Europe in mid-2024. The question remains – will we see it in India with the Renault badge, continuing the Kwid’s electric legacy? With India’s growing EV market, the timing might be just right.

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