Renault India has presented the all-new global KWID Concept at the on-going 2014 Auto Expo in New Delhi. The cool-looking yet, robust Buggy Car Concept has been designed and developed with inputs from Renault- Design India and nestles under the Renault’s lifecycle-based design strategy called ‘Explore’.
The Renault KWID Concept’s quirky proportions and dimensions with its short overhangs, gives the impression of a bouncing vehicles, while its oversized wheels protruding past the fenders helps the buggy car look. Powering the Renault KWID Concept is a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is mated to a dual clutch transmission. The Buggy Car Concept is Z.E ready - which enables the car to receive batteries for electric use and comes with a charging plug behind the Renault logo.
The insides of the KWID Concept, Renault says, has been inspired by a birds’ nest. The vehicle’s seats, suspended over a solid base in white, gives an impression of lightness, while their two-tone elastomer material provides a sense of brightness.
Feature wise, the KWID Concept has been installed with rear air-con with controls on the driver seat’s back as well as ventilation through concentric perforations. The dashboard is an integrated tablet for commanding the navigation of the Flying Companion, which can be operated in two modes: automatic mode using a pre-programmed flying sequences and GPS locations, as well as the manual mode, which enables the companion to be controlled by the tablet on the inside. Other features include electric operated front bench seat on a central rail, electric opening doors, LED lighting and command keys mounted besides the steering.
“Renault has seen unparalleled growth in India in just under 3 years and the market is set to continue playing a significant role in the company's global strategy in the years to come." said Sumit Sawhney, Managing Director, Renault India Pvt. Ltd."The reveal of the KWID CONCEPT in India - the first such unveil outside Europe, as well as its design keeping in mind the young customers in India illustrate our strong commitment to the country."