Renault has launched the Kwid Climber in India at an introductory price of Rs 4.30 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi) in India. The Kwid Climber was first shown as a concept car at the 2016 Auto Expo.
The Kwid Climber will only be available on the top trims of the Kwid 1-litre variant and commands a premium of R 25,000 over the normal car. The 800cc variant of the Kwid will not be offered in the Climber avatar. It will however be available with both the manual gearbox and the AMT gearbox that is offered with the 1-litre variant of the car. The engine’ performance remains unchanged and it continues to dish out 68bhp.
The Kwid Climber has received a host of cosmetic upgrades, primarily the bumper overriders, front and rear terrain protectors with orange accents, two tone arching roof bars, muscular style wheels and a solid side profile with door protection cladding, two tone orange ORVMs painted in glossy orange. The electric blue body colour is also a new offering. The interior of the car also gets some upgrades like the new orange energy upholstery with “Climber” Insignia, new vibrant orange accents on the AC vents and on the centre fascia, a two tone orange gear knob and decorative orange door trim accents on the front and rear doors.
Speaking on the launch of Kwid CLIMBER, Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said, “Renault Kwid is a great success, revolutionising the compact hatchback segment in India. At Renault, we are committed to our core specialty of ‘concept innovation’, with the endeavour of redefining a segment, offering new and innovative products to customers. The Renault Kwid CLIMBER has been developed keeping in mind specific customer needs and caters to diverse audiences, becoming the perfect offering for young achievers who are moving up places steadfastly. This new launch reflects our intent to keep pace with global innovations and at the same time make products to suit the local needs”.
The manual transmission variant of the Kwid Climber has been priced at Rs 4, 30,376 and the AMT variant has been priced at Rs 4, 60,376. Both these are Ex-showroom, Delhi prices.