Renault’s new ‘social Climber’
The success of Renault’s entry-level Kwid brought us a bespoke Limited Edition - the new Renault Kwid Climber. It has the design and smart features of the Dynamique, brought to new heights.
Renault’s new entry segment challenger
- the SUV-inspired Kwid hatchback - has redefined the vehicle market as can be seen by the more than 11 000 vehicles sold since its introduction in late 2016. March saw an extension to the Renault Kwid range in the form of the AMT derivative to complement the current Expression and Dynamique manual models. The future success of the Kwid AMT seems mapped out, with this version already representing 24% of the sales mix.
As an innovative and affordable entry-level vehicle, the new Renault Kwid overturns established entry segment design cues thanks to its robust, stylish exterior plus a modern and inviting interior equipped with generous cabin space, as well as features and fitments far ahead of its class.
The new hatchback was designed to meet the needs of anyone looking to buy an entrylevel car, but also to make driving simpler and safer. With its appealing design and array of equipment, the hatchback is a viable offering for those watching the pocket.
The success of the innovative and uniquely styled entry-level Kwid has led to the development of a bespoke Limited Edition - the new Renault Kwid Climber - taking the genetic design and smarts of the Dynamique trim level to new heights.
The Climber boasts enhanced design by means of an exterior styling pack, which is sure to attract admiring looks in the Electric Blue or Planet Grey version.
The striking two-tone exterior is further enhanced with Kwid Climber insignia, distinctive protection cladding on the doors and rugged bumper over-riders.
Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, the detailed bumper protectors are designed to protect the bumpers’ corners from scuffs and scrapes.
For a true SUV look, arching rails sporting orange accents have been fitted on the roof. With the muscular style wheels, the new Kwid version gets a robust, sportier appeal.
The Renault Kwid Climber is as striking inside as out. It features strong piano black centre fascia with orange contours and bespoke Climber insignia on the headrests of the twotone seats. The vibrant orange accents extend to the door trims, side air vents, the two-tone gear knob and sporty steering wheel with orange perforations. It boasts a surprising level of advanced technology, including standard air conditioner, electric front windows and on-board navigation.
The confidence-inspiring interior offers style and practicality, featuring intuitive technology to ensure that driver and passengers stay connected, including a MediaNav navigation and multi-media system complete with large 18cm touchscreen display, radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
The height-adjustable front seats are generously sized, offering superior comfort while the electric power steering and onetouch lane change indicator make driving easy.
Electric front windows add convenience for the driver and front passenger, while powerful air conditioning with heater functionality ensures comfort irrespective of the weather.
All controls are within easy reach of the driver. The open storage space facing the front passenger and the lower glove box (plus upper glove box in Dynamique and Limited Edition Climber versions) offer the driver and passenger in-door storage space with a bottle holder and rear parcel tray for practical and convenient stowage.
The Kwid’s inviting interior is enhanced by its class-leading space that comfortably seats five.
To mark its exclusivity, the unconventionally styled Climber will be available in very limited numbers, ideal for consumers who have a sense of adventure and aspire to stand out from the crowd.
The Kwid Climber is exclusively available with a manual gearbox, with a remarkable fuel consumption of only 4,7 litres per 100km and 4,4 litres per 100km with the AMT transmission.
The compact 1,0-litre, 3-cylinder Smart Control efficiency (SCe) engine powering Kwid models has been optimised for power and performance and produces peak power of 50kW at 5 500rpm and maximum torque of 91Nm at 4 250rpm.
Drivers will enjoy its responsiveness and driveability at low revs and wide torque band across the revolutions range.
Key features include:
One of the lightest engines in the 1-litre range with aluminium cylinder block and head;
Low friction design: features include steel forged crankshaft with optimised bearing dimensions;
Stainless steel close coupled catalytic converter for quick warm-up and best emission and consumption balance;
F1-inspired technology: double loop Lambda monitoring and electrical controlled throttle body for accurate air-to-fuel ratio monitoring and knock sensor for automatic spark advance adjustment to fuel quality;
Optimised valve timing for increased efficiency in order to achieve a flatter torque band;
One of the best power-to-weight ratios in its class.
As is standard across Renault’s entire product range, the Renault Kwid model range comes with a five year or 150 000km mechanical warranty and a six year anti-corrosion warranty. Service is at 15 000km intervals. Optional service plans are available.
The Kwid model range also currently offers one year comprehensive insurance cover, to further facilitate peace of mind when driving.
Recommended retail pricing: Renault Kwid Expression 1,0 litre SCe - R127 900; Renault Kwid Dynamique 1,0 litre SCe - R137 900; Renault Kwid Dynamique AMT 1,0 litre SCe - R 147 900 and Renault Kwid Climber 1,0 litre SCe R148 900.