Renault Kwid Climber – Climbing to the top?

 

Renault has recently added a limited addition model to its Kwid range, the Kwid Climber which is also now the flagship in the rage.

For around R11,000 over the standard Dynamique model the Climber variant adds: roof rails; bumper under-guard; black front bumper garnishes and unique six-spoke wheel covers. The interior gets orange bright work with accents on the seats, central fascia, doors, side air vents, steering wheel and gear knob.

The rest of the car stays pretty much the same as the Dynamique models.

Renault Kwid Climber – Front Quarter
Renault Kwid Climber – Side View

You still get a 17.8cm MediaNav touchscreen infotainment system with satnav and Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, front electric windows, remote central locking and height-adjustable front seats.

Renault Kwid Climber – Interior

On the safety front the Kwid is still not up to standard, it still does not have ABS brakes and also still only has a driver’s side airbag only.

Under the bonnet things are also pretty much the same, you still get a 1-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, good for 50kW and 91Nm, that only comes equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox.

Renault is currently only limiting the Climber’s to 200 units and will only be available in Planet Grey and Electric Blue exterior hues with contrasting orange wing mirrors and matching accents on the roof rails and bumper under-guard, along with a black front bumper garnishes and unique six-spoke wheel covers.

Pricing:

1.0 Expression – R127 900
1.0 Dynamique – R137 900
1.0 Dynamique Auto – R147 900
1.0 Climber – R148 900
All versions comes standard with a five-year/150 000km, an optional service plan and 1 years’ free insurance.

So is the Climber worth the extra money? Probably not.
Does it look funky? Definitely yes!
Would I buy one? Nope…

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Murray Kroucamp

Murray Kroucamp Has a passion for cars and the wonderful world of motoring journalism. Background includes: Regulatory liaison; Customer Experience Executive Complaints Management; Data analyst. Founded the Mazda 2 Owners page on Facebook in 2008. Founded Murray’s Car Reviews (South Africa) on Facebook in 2015 which has around 800 active members. Also started writing car reviews on Linkedin in 2017. Working on turning the hobby into a profession.

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