Renault teases Kwid Climber; launching soon
If you're out in the market to buy an entry-level hatchback that looks different, you should wait until Renault launches the Kwid Climber, which will be very soon. It will be a new addition to the Kwid's variant line-up and is expected to be based on the Kwid 1.0. There will be no changes to the mechanicals, but exteriors will get redesigned front and rear bumpers. New seat covers and contrast coloured elements on the gear lever and door panels could be the changes on the inside.
The Kwid Climber that will finally be launched in India will not be the same as the one Renault showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. Compared to the standard Kwid, the Climber will get additional equipment like alloy wheels and roof rails.
The Kwid is Renault's best-selling car model in India, and the company has sold over 1.3 lakh Kwid cars since its launch in 2015. It is available with two engine options, a 799cc, 54PS petrol engine and a 999cc, 68PS petrol engine. The 1.0-litre engine is also available with an AMT transmission. Renault recently introduced a new RxL variant in the Kwid 1.0 and Kwid AMT which helped Renault undercut the Alto K10 AMT on the price chart.