Renault is on overdrive mode with Kwid as the French manufacturer showcased two new concepts of the popular hatchback. The Kwid Climber is the off-roading avatar while the sporty variant is called Racer. Renault will also launch a more powerful Kwid with a new 1-litre engine. The Kwid story doesn't just stop there as it will also get an automatic version -- Easy-R.
The Climber is a buffed up Kwid, which comes with big bumpers, better ground clearance, side protective mouldings and fancy looking diamond-effect wheels. The main purpose of the Climber is to suit all types of terrains and adventure. The cabin has been spruced up with Nappa leather around the steering wheel and upholstery.
The Racer, on the other hand, is like a low slung sports car with 18-inch wheels, low profile tyres, bucket seats and even a roll cage. The bucket seats come with four-point harness and the car also comes with a digital rev counter, which adds to the racing car feel. The Racer also gets C-shaped LED lamps. The in cabin has a premium touch as it uses Alcantara, aluminum and carbon materials.
Renault also briefly spoke about the new 1-litre engine, which will be 4 valves per cylinder and will also have Double Over Head Camshaft layout. The advantage of this will be that the engine can churn out a balanced power at low, mid and high-end rev bands. Unfortunately, they didn't reveal its power output.
The automatic variant, Easy-R will be mated with a 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). According to Renault, this will make driving hassle-free without compromising on fuel efficiency. It will have three driving modes -- Neutral, Reverse and Drive. The Easy-R will also come with a state-of-the art infotainment system, which will come with a navigation system.