Renault has recently debuted two versions of its high-selling KWID mini SUV during the 2016 New Delhi Auto Show - the Renault KWID Climber and the Renault KWID Racer. The Climber version is marketed for a more off-road function while the Racer version is targeting an urban setting.
The announcement came after spectacular sales of the Indian-made original KWID, which is regarded as the response to previously untapped niches in this category.
Renault KWID Climber - Geared and marketed as an off-road version of the original base model, the new Renault KWID Climber boasts of a high ground clearance, short overhangs, wide track and tire patterns specifically made for this model.
To complete the off-road character of this version, it comes with big bumpers, side mouldings for additional protection in harsh off-road terains, and diamond-effect wheels. Accentuating its powerful rugged body is its deep Flame Orange finish. Highlighting the KWID’s hallmark, the electric blue finish of its wheel arch extensions magnifies this well-recognized feature.
Emphasizing its all-terrain personality are the special protective housings of the car’s lights, creating a very distinct SUV feel for the new Renault KWID Climber.
Renault KWID Racer - With the new Renault KWID Racer’s 18-inch wheels made of alloy, low profile tires, an enhanced aerodynamics evident in its profile, roll cage and bucket seats, it is easy to imagine that the vehicle would feel right at home in the racing world.
Further adding to its racing feel are its sporty metallic blue finish, wide air intakes characteristic in high performance cars and its handling-improving diffuser. The high tech C-shaped LED lighting featured on the Renault KWID Races provides design enhancement resulting to an overall racing character of the car.
Its interior uses Alcantara, aluminium and carbon while the Titane Black trim is accentuated with anodized red, further allusions to the racing world. A bucker driver’s seat, alloy-framed leather-trimmed steering wheels and a digital rev counter provides a complete racing experience for the driver.
In addition, the driver can track his performance real time via telemetry data displayed on a totem console located in the dashboard center.
Renault KWID 1.0 Litre SCe and Renault KWID Easy-R
Promising a better performance from the Renault KWID 1.0 liter SCe, Renault presented this newly designed engine that the company plans to launch. This new engine design delivers reliable performance whether on the highway or in busy city streets.
Another new technology Renault has previewed is the Renault KWID Easy-R Gear Box, a 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) which promises the hassle-free driving of automatic transmission but gives the fuel economy and performance of a manual gear system.