Last year, at the 2016 Auto Expo, Renault unveiled two new concept cars based on the Kwid hatchback. One was the Kwid Racer which was a track oriented concept while the other was a Kwid climber, an off-road oriented version of the micro SUV. We had hoped for a long time that Renault would bring one of these models into production. Now, as per a leaked brochure, Renault will bring to life the Kwid Climber concept.
The leaked images indicate that the vehicle gets a host of cosmetic updates both on the inside and outside but remains the same mechanically. A majority of the changes are on the outside where the car has been painted in a shade of legendary Renault Alpine Blue while the mirrors, roof rails and bash plate have painted in orange. A new addition this car are the grey alloy six-spoke wheels which is a first for the Kwid. The cabin is standard top-of-the-line Kwid fare but with orange inserts for dashboard, gear knob and edge of the seats.
This Kwid Climber is expected to be offered with the 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine producing 67bhp/90Nm. It can be had with a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT (which is visible in the pictures). We believe that it will be priced Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 more than the equivalent standard model.