With over 90,000 bookings in the bag already, Renault can’t get enough of the Kwid. So much so, Renault India presented two concept cars based on the small wonder – the Kwid Climber and the Kwid Racer. Both concepts aim to showcase the potential and adaptability of the Kwid, be it on the road, or off it. The Kwid Climber features outdoorsy embellishments like headlamp protectors, exaggerated wheel arches, bumper extensions, and bigger tires wrapped around diamond effect wheels. The Kwid Climber dons a Flame Orange paint-job highlighted with electric blue accents on the arches, mirror caps and wheels.
While the Climber can clamber up a few dusty trails, the Kwid Racer is designed for the slicing around the racetrack. The Kwid Racer sits low on 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped around low-profile tyres, aerodynamically skimmed bodywork, bucket seats and even a roll cage. The interior features materials like Alcantara, aluminium and carbon fibre, while the Titane black trim is emphasised by touches of anodised red.
The Renault Kwid is based on Renault-Nissan Alliance’s modular CMF-A platform, and is manufactured in and exported from India. Power comes from a 799 cc, three-cylinder DOHC engine outputting 54 bhp and 72 Nm, making the Kwid the most powerful car in its class. Fuel efficiency, at 25.17 kmpl, is class leading. Prices start at INR 256,968 rupees for the base model and INR 353,131 rupees for the top-of-line RXT trim.