Renault Kwid Climber: Why Should You Buy?
The Indian hatchback market has never fallen short of quality cars. But, even among this wide range of cars, very few are able to make the solid impression that Renault Kwid has managed. It is one of the success stories that the Renault has scripted.
The most recent offering, the Renault Kwid Climber, is the outcome of the company’s promise to come up with a new version in every 6 months’ time. This Climber edition of the Kwid is quite eye-catching while on the road. Also, the Climber is priced at around the same mark as the top end trims of the standard Kwid.
Hence, if you are in the market to get yourself a great value for money compact hatchback, and are considering the Renault Kwid Climber, it becomes indispensable to know who the car is targeted at and why you should consider it.
The butch exterior
One of the biggest aspect that contributes heavily towards the success of the Renault Kwid is the muscular exteriors. The Kwid easily overshadows the likes of Alto and Eon just because it offers an SUV-ish body.
The new Renault Kwid Climber gets the same aesthetics, albeit some modifications. These modifications make the car look more muscular, powerful and funky on the outside. The dual tone-coloured Climber comes with body colour front bumper and black plastic cladded fog lamps. The sides are surrounded by extra black coloured cladding. The front lip spoiler gets additional cladding wrapped in dual tone silver and orange colour. There is a “CLIMBER” moniker on both the sides and orange coloured ORVMs. The Kwid climber gets alloy wheels which was not found on the standard Kwid.
The refreshed interiors
Though small, the Renault Kwid Climber is undoubtedly spacious on the inside, just like the standard Kwid. It continues to get the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the semi-digital dashboard.
Apart from this, the moment you enter inside the Climber, you are sure to feel the energetic vibes all around. There entire interiors get a dual tone skin. And by dual tone, I mean orange pipings and borders at the right places. The car gets black seats with orange borders and a “CLIMBER” insignis over it. The gear knob is added with orange colour tone.
The interiors all around has been given a flashy and attractive appeal, which is sure to attract the young individuals. Overall, the interiors are fresh and I am sure the ones driving will definitely get the sporty feeling deep inside.
The engine, transmission and economy
The all new Renault Kwid Climber does not get any mechanical changes. It gets the same engine that powered the standard Kwid. It gets the same 1.0-litre three cylinder, which could make a maximum power of 67 bhp at 5,500 revs per minute and a peak torque of 91 Nm at 4,250 revs per minute. This power is mated to the same 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox. The power is sent down to the front wheels as a sign of soberness.
The Renault Kwid Climber is also lightweight, just like its standard version, which means that the low power output will not be a major drawback as it will have a decent power-to-weight ratio.
The new Climber is extremely pocket friendly and economical. The manual trim gets an impressive mileage of around 23.01 kms per litre while the AMT trim gets a better 24 kms per litre.
The Renault Kwid Climber is another pocket gem for the people who like a spiced up car. The Climber does succeed in injecting the funkiness and the lively feel into the people who buy it.
That said, the new Kwid Climber is more like a physical upgradation rather than mechanical. But these tweaked changes is, in itself capable of drawing the attention of the young individuals who focus on looks more than anything else.
However, the Renault Kwid Climber is more expensive than the standard Kwid. The new Climber is only available in two variants – MT and AMT. The MT version is priced at Rs. 4.3 lakhs while the AMT is priced at Rs. 4.6 lakhs.