Renault Kwid concept 2016

The production version of the new smaller SUV of Renault, Kwid, which is 4.0 meters in length is expected in 2016. With its off-road style, more than plenty of customization options and the efficient engines of Twingo, it will be placed under the Captur, giving the French another proposal in the increasingly popular category of SUVs. Kwid was presented as a prototype in the expo of New Delhi earlier this year and is expected to form the basis for the, already stated by Renault, desire for a smaller SUV than the already known Captur which is based in Clio.

Renault Kwid concept

Renault Kwid concept

Kwid was presented as a prototype in the expo of New Delhi earlier this year and is expected to form the basis for the, already stated by Renault, desire for a smaller SUV than the already known Captur which is based in Clio.

As regards to the data that will shape Kwid as a production version, although the length of the original version did not exceed the 3.6 meters, in its final form is expected to reach a lenght close to 4.0 m. Despite the increase on its size, it will leave the required distance from the Captur which reaches 4.12 m in length. Also, given the policy followed by the French brand with the Captur, Kwid is expected to keep the same name for its production version.

Renault Kwid concept

Renault Kwid concept

The thing that is expected to change considerably in the case of Kwid is the design. It will follow much more grounded options in relation to the concept car of the Indian expo. Thus, Kwid will adopt the latest evolution of the design code of Renault, as shown in Clio and Twingo, but always maintaining the elements that will give it the status of a city SUV. This means that the  the muscular lines will prevail, looking for buyers of its kind, in combination with protective plastic around the body and increased ground clearance.

Renault Kwid concept

Renault Kwid concept

To complete it, there is a long list of customization options that will allow owners to bring the urban SUV to the aesthetic tastes. Along with the design elements that will be required so as to point to an authentic off-roader and apart from the limited size, the engines of Renault Twingo are expected to assist in completing the profile of an urban SUV.

Renault Kwid concept

Renault Kwid concept

This means that it will feature the three-cylinder petrol engines of 999 cc and 898 mL, an atmospheric and a turbo one, with  70 and 90 horsepower respectively. These two, thanks to their small displacement and combined with the presence of a stop/ start system, are expected to give Kwid the necessary figures in carbon and fuel consumption to be thrown in the urban arena.

Renault Kwid concept

Renault Kwid concept

For more on Renault check: The Renault Clio is back and larger, Renault Clio GT Sporter | On road test-drive, New Renault Alpine A110 | Coming in 2016

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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