Renault launches Kwid CLIMBER
Renault India has launched its limited-edition Kwid CLIMBER model in manual and automated manual transmission variants, with the former being priced at Rs 4.30 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The AMT variant of the Kwid CLIMBER is priced at Rs 4.60 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The car is claimed to have 17 new styling and design cues, along with a new electric blue body colour with vibrant orange accents.
Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said the Kwid CLIMBER has been developed keeping in mind specific customer needs and caters to diverse audiences. He added that this new launch reflects Renault’s intent to keep pace with global innovations and at the same time make products to suit the local needs. Sawhney reiterated that Renault’s roadmap for India is very clear, with an immediate goal of achieving a market share of 5% in the near-term.
The Renault Kwid CLIMBER has been designed and developed by the company’s design studios in Mumbai and Chennai, showcasing the ways in which the Kwid can be customised. The exterior of the Kwid CLIMBER features bumper overrides, front and rear skid plates with orange accents, dual-tone arching roof rails, two-tone orange outside rear-view mirrors and new alloy wheels. The car also features the ‘CLIMBER’ insignia on the front doors and rear windshield, as well as orange turn indicators on the front fenders.
Changes to the interior include orange upholstery with ‘CLIMBER’ insignia, orange accents on the AC vents and centre fascia and orange accents on the front and rear doors. It is also equipped with a twotone orange gear knob for the manual transmission variant, special floor mats and a steering wheel with the ‘CLIMBER’ insignia.
The Kwid CLIMBER is powered by the 1 litre, three-cylinder, SCe petrol engine delivering 67 hp of power and 91 Nm of peak torque. The manual transmission variant is claimed to return an ARAI-certified fuel economy of 23.01 km/l. The Easy-R gearbox is a five-speed AMT that combines the fuel economy and performance of a manual transmission with the convenience of automated gear shifting.