Renault Kwid Climber launched in South Africa
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Renault has launched the Kwid Climber in South Africa as a limited edition model. The Renault Kwid Climber is restricted to 200 examples priced at ZAR 148,900 (INR 8,03,225.65). It is available in Electric Blue and Planet Grey colour options.
Much like the Renault Kwid Climber sold in India, the South Africa-spec model gets exterior enhancements that add to the SUV/crossover look of the entry-level hatchback. It gets a Climber insignia and protection claddings on the doors along with orange exterior mirrors, rugged fog lamp housings, and silver finish with orange highlights on the front bumper. The roof rails get matching orange detailing as well. Exclusive to the Kwid Climber limited edition are 6-spoke alloy wheels.
Inside, the piano black centre fascia is finished with orange contours to match the overall theme. Orange highlights can also be found on the upholstery inscribed with the Climber insignia, door trims, side air vents, and gear knob as well. The 3-spoke steering wheel features unique orange perforations as well as a Climber insignia.
The Renault Kwid Climber for South Africa is based on the range-topping Dynamique trim with a 1.0 L petrol engine producing 50 kW and 91 Nm paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. It costs around ZAR 11,000 more than the regular Kwid Dynamique. Renault imports the Kwid from India for the African market.