Kwid Climber launch will give Renault a more apt crossover-like rival against cars like Ignis..
Two of the most interesting cars at the Renault Pavilion at the Auto Expo 2016 were the concepts based on Kwid – Racer and Climber (pics & details). A few months back Renault’s India MD, Mr Sumit Sawhney announced the launch of a new variant of Kwid. He elaborated by saying that ‘you will see something new on the Kwid soon‘ (link to report).
It was expected that it could be one of the variants between Racer and Climber which Renault may take to production. And now, based on the recent developments, it becomes abundantly clear that it is the Climber variant that Renault intends to do first, with the production version of the Racer concept slated for an introduction at some later date. Following that, Team-BHP has reported that dealer training of the car has commenced.
And in an update, its brochure has been leaked by Autosarena which reveals the car along with the differences it will carry as compared to the concept.
Production Kwid Climber Changes & Features
The production climber has minor differences like
- headlamp covers are not so prominent.
- front skid plate is toned down.
- fog lamp housing is broader
- Skid plate has orange inserts.
- ORVMs are contrast-coloured in orange
- There are orange coloured ascents at various places – both on the exterior as well as interior
- Alloys are simpler and the tyres appear to be thinner
- This is a new blue colour on offer and probably it may also have a bright orange option.
Kwid Climber concept was an enhanced off-road version of Kwid which had..
- higher ground clearance
- short overhangs
- wider track and tyres
- Side protective cladding
- Skid plates
- bigger bumpers
- diamond-effect wheels
It remains to be seen if this production Climber is higher or not.
Kwid Climber Launch
Kwid Climber will definitely enhance the already butch looking hatchback and it can be positioned as a micro-SUV against the competition like Ignis etc. It is expected to come only in 1 liter engine option. Since the brochures are ready, expect a formal announcement and price reveal very soon.