KWID CLIMBS HIGHER UP THE LADDER
Renault has introduced a new limited edition Kwid, called the Climber.
Don’t let the name fool you: Renault hasn’t suddenly decided to compete with the likes of the Jimny. The Climber specification simply adds some value items to spruce up an already attractive budget package.
Limited to 200 models, the Climber boasts an exterior styling pack, available on models in Electric blue or Planet grey.
The two-tone exterior includes some Climber insignia, protective cladding on the doors and bumpers and roof rails with orange accents. Orange detailing really seems to be in vogue at the moment: the Mitsubishi Triton Athlete, featured in the Lesotho Adventure feature, also gets the orange treatment.
The interior features the same orange enhancement around the piano black facia, as well as Climber badges on the headrests of the two-tone front seats. Orange splashes were also added to the air vents, gear knob and steering wheel. Standard specification remains as is, including a touch-screen interface with the usual connectivity features and navigation.
This particular Kwid is available with a manual gearbox only. It’s mated to the 1.0-litre engine, producing 50kW and 91Nm of torque. Renault claims an average fuel consumption of 4.7l/100km.
In addition to a fiveyear/150 000km warranty, all Kwids come with comprehensive insurance cover for one year.
THE CLIMBER RETAILS FOR R148 900.