KWID CLIMBS HIGHER UP THE LAD­DER

Leisure Wheels (South Africa) - - NEWS -

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.

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