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Renault unveils feisty Kwid Climber and Kwid Racer in India

Renault unveils feisty Kwid Cl...
The race-inspired KWID Racer from Renault
The race-inspired KWID Racer from Renault
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The new KWID Climber and KWID Racer from Renault
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The new KWID Climber and KWID Racer from Renault
Inside the new KWID Climber
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Inside the new KWID Climber
Renault's new KWID Climber
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Renault's new KWID Climber
The new Renault KWID Climber is built for offroading
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The new Renault KWID Climber is built for offroading
The new KWID climber from Renault is the KWID's off-road alternative
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The new KWID climber from Renault is the KWID's off-road alternative
The KWID Racer has a dash mounted console that displays telemetry data
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The KWID Racer has a dash mounted console that displays telemetry data
The new KWID Racer features a roll cage
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The new KWID Racer features a roll cage
Inside the KWID Racer with its race track inspired interior
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Inside the KWID Racer with its race track inspired interior
The new KWID Racer from Renault
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The new KWID Racer from Renault
The race-inspired KWID Racer from Renault
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The race-inspired KWID Racer from Renault
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Renault used the current New Delhi Auto Show to unleash two new models of its popular KWID line – the KWID Climber and the KWID Racer. First introduced as a concept car in 2014, the KWID has sold over 90,000 units since it went on the market in India late last year.

The KWID Climber is built for off-roading with higher ground clearance, larger bumpers, side protective panels, and purpose-built tires. Although, its true off-roading capabilities may still need to be proven in real-world conditions.

The KWID Racer is the track version, and Renault appears to have gone to some lengths to set this car apart from the standard KWID and the Climber edition with 18-inch alloy wheels, low-profile tires, bucket seats and a roll cage. A wide air intake, spoilers and diffuser complete the sportier design outside, while inside the car features materials like Alcantara seat coverings, along with aluminum and carbon details. A console in the center of the dashboard displays telemetry data, allowing the driver to track their performance in real time.

Renault's new KWID Climber
Renault's new KWID Climber

Renault also unveiled a new 1-liter powerplant and its all new Easy-R five-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) for the KWID line. That's a 200 cc increase in size from the current engine that sits at 799 cc, which is bound to increase performance and power output for both of the new KWIDs significantly.

The company did not release any other specifications, pricing, or information on when either of the new KWID models might be available for purchase in India. Renault lists the current KWID starting at INR259,968 (about US$3,850).

Check out the video below to see more of the new KWID Climber and KWID Racer.

Source: Renault

Renault KWID RACER and KWID CLIMBER concepts

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5 comments
DavidB
That's a nice-looking little car, and you can't complain about the price, even if shipping to the US added a couple of grand per unit. That said, I'd want to know more about the efficiency of and emissions from the tiny engine.
Bob Flint
They look like all wheel drive but not actually mentioned anywhere in the article. Imagine that small engine having a tough time with AWD, but Suzuki did it for years, & the price is right even if it only lasts a five years.
Island Architect
Looks like we get to have more than one choice on European MiniCars.
That's good!
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SurajPawar
Renault also unveiled a new 1-liter powerplant and its all new Easy-R five-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) for the KWID line.
jayshree
KWID Racer a cute car to buy.. Till when we can know the on road price of it.