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Renault Kwid : Concept Cars

Renault has revealed a new concept car at the Auto Expo in New Delhi. The KWID concept highlights Renault’s commitment to new and emerging markets, and previews another possible crossover for Renault's global line-up.

Developed with input from Renault Design India, the KWID is the first concept from the French manufacturer that has been unveiled outside of Europe. The design is unlike anything currently available in the Renault range, with the compact concept sporting a two-tone grey and yellow body and chunky alloy wheels, giving the concept a buggy-like appearance.

The increased ride height extenuates the bulbous bodykit, while theatrical scissor doors and twin exhaust pipes complete the dramatic look aimed at attracting a younger customer base.

Designers have continued the futuristic look on the inside, with a centrally positioned driver’s seat and floating seating bench. Renault states the design of the interior has been inspired by a bird’s nest indicated by the two-tone elastomer material on the doors, seats and foot wells. The dash also has an integrated touchscreen navigation system and air conditioning unit, which can also be operated via controls on the back of the driver’s seat.

Among the host of safety kit fitted to the KWID, Renault offers a ‘Flying Companion’, which follows pre-programmed flight paths to locate traffic jams and obstacles ahead. The system can also be manually controlled from the touchscreen fitted inside the car.

Under the bonnet a downsized 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated with a dual-clutch EDC gearbox will be fitted. The development process of the car has also allowed for an electric motor and batteries to be fitted, enabling to the car to run purely on electricity.

Renault says there are no plans to produce a direct production model from the KWID concept, but a more affordable, smaller version of the Captur aimed directly at emerging markets would seem to make sense.

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