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Renault Reveals Two Kwid-Based Concepts in India

Renault Kwid, the smallest crossover in the brand’s range, has received two concepts at the New Delhi Auto Show.
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The two exhibits are called Kwid Climber and Kwid Racer. These show cars preview the Kwid’s development potential. The model was launched in India only four months ago, but it has already achieved 90,000 orders.

Before we elaborate on the subject, let’s take a look at the two concepts based on the Kwid. As mentioned, the first of them is called Kwid Climber and showcases a more off-road approach to the crossover. From a compact footprint to high ground clearance, the Kwid Climber seems to have all the qualities expected of an off-road model. Naturally, the designers added a set of big bumpers, protective side moldings made of blacked-out plastic, along with a set of diamond-effect wheels.

For a more striking look, the Kwid Climber has a Flame Orange body color with electric blue wheel arch extensions. The design team chose this approach to draw the viewer’s eyes to the new design features and to enhance the aggressive look of the crossover. So far, no word on whether the Kwid Climber features a four-wheel drive system.

The second concept shown by Renault in New Delhi is the Kwid Racer. The car features aerodynamic improvements, 18-inch alloy wheels, a set of low-profile performance tires, racing seats, and a roll cage. The body is painted in metallic blue, and the front bumper has large air intakes, along with generously sized spoilers.

Renault has no plans to build production versions of the two concepts shown in New Delhi. However, the Kwid is rumored to be launched in Europe sometime next year. The company has yet to confirm these rumors, as Renault stated that it would not offer this model in the EU. Since car companies change their minds from time to time, it is best to wait and see, without making any bets.

Aside from the two exhibits, Renault also launched the 1.0-liter SCe engine in New Delhi, along with an automated manual gearbox, the Easy-R, both destined for the Kwid model.

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