Renault Kwid Climber launched, priced in India from Rs. 4.30 lakh
Renault India has launched a special edition version of the Kwid hatchback, called the 2017 Renault Kwid Climber. The Climber concept was showcased for the first time at last year’s Auto Expo. However, the production model launched today is a toned down version of the concept, which gets some basic cosmetic additions over the regular Kwid.
The Kwid Climber has been introduced with the top-end RXT(O) variant of the 1.0-litre engine lineup. This means that it comes with all features of the regular model’s range topping trim, including a touchscreen AVN system with reverse camera, digital instrument cluster and power windows. Being the optional model, it also gets a driver side airbag.
In addition to all these features, the Kwid Climber further gets some cosmetic enhancement, both on the inside and outside. These new alterations make the car stand out from the regular model by quite a large margin. However, if you were expecting the concept model’s design to enter production without any toned-down processes, you are bound to left slightly disappointed. Also read: Renault Kwid AMT 1.0 Launched in India
Renault has obviously made some major changes to the car, even as compared to the concept that was showcased earlier. These have been done to make the car production-friendly as well as broaden the appeal of the product.
Let us tell you all details about the Kwid Climber in India through the following classified points:
Renault Kwid Climber price in India
The Kwid Climber has been launched in India in two variants. While both of them are in the top-end RXT(o) trims, one comes with a 5-speed manual and the other gets an AMT. The Kwid Climber MT model is priced at Rs. 4.30 lakh, while the AMT variant costs Rs. 4.60 lakh. (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
This means that both the MT and AMT variants of the Kwid Climber are around Rs. 25,000 costlier than the standard model.
Renault Kwid Climber Specifications
The Kwid Climber is based on the regular Kwid 1.0. Renault hasn’t fiddled with the engine and gearbox setup in any way. As a result, the Climber Kwid is powered by the same 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that is found under the hood of the normal Kwid. This engine develops 67 bhp and 91 Nm of torque and is available with two transmission options – a 5-speed MT and a 5-speed AMT.
The presence of both transmission further widen the Kwid Climber appeal. Those who like to buy engaging cars that are fun to drive and respond the way they want it to can go for the manual model, while customers who are laid back and want the convenience of an automatic can opt for the Climber AMT. Also read: Renault Kaptur – We answer all questions about it!
|Engine||1.0-litre 3-cylinder SCe petrol|
|Power||67 bhp @5,500 rpm|
|Torque||91 Nm @4,250 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT & AMT|
Renault Kwid Climber Edition Mileage
Since the Kwid Climber continues to be powered by the same powertrain, there is no change in the mileage figures either. As a result, while the Climber MT variants deliver an ARAI mileage of 23.0 km/l, the AMT models will have an ARAI mileage figure of 24.04 km/l.
|Kwid Climber MT||23.01 km/l|
|Kwid Climber AMT||24.04 km/l|
Renault Kwid Climber Exteriors
Renault designers have made some prominent design changes to the Kwid Climber, which go a long way in visually differentiating it from the regular model. First up, the Kwid Climber gets an all-new color – Electric Blue. The other colours in which the special edition Kwid can be opted include Outback Bronze and Planet Grey.
The front and rear bumpers are completely new units. They house a new skid-plate with silver and orange inserts. The front bumper also gets more prominent fog lamp housings and a wider air inlet. The side profile reveals taller roof rails with orange inserts, dual-tone black & orange ORVMs, new 6-spoke alloy wheels and beefier body cladding around the wheel arches and the door pads. The car gets ‘Climber’ badges on the rear windscreen and on the front doors.
Renault Kwid Climber Interiors
The Kwid Climber doesn’t get many changes on the inside. The overall dashboard layout is similar to the standard model, while there aren’t any feature related manipulations either. However, in order to add a bit of spark to the cabin’s ambiance, Renault designers have added a few orange inserts around the centre console, door pads, AC vents, gear lever as well as the set upholstery. The interiors have also been given the ‘Climber’ badges that are placed on the front seat headrests and on the third spoke of the steering wheel.
The Kwid Climber has already reached dealerships across the country and deliveries have begun from immediate effect.
Renault Kwid Climber Images