Renault has plans to introduce the Kwid facelift in India soon, and it will be followed by an updated version of the Climber, which has now been spied in India for the first time. For the uninitiated, while the Kwid was first launched back in 2015, its more rugged version -- Climber -- was launched in 2017. While the introduction of both the cars was initially separated by a two-year gap, it seems that the French carmaker won’t delay the Climber facelift for too long after it launches the updated Kwid.
Like the updated Kwid, the upcoming Climber facelift has also taken design inspiration from the City K-ZE (China-spec Kwid electric). Therefore, it gets the split headlamp design and a new front bumper, which looks way more chunky than the one on the existing model. At the rear, expect the Climber to feature changes to its tail lamps, which might now include LED lights.
Like on the outside, there are changes on the inside as well. Like the Kwid, the Climber facelift should get the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and it might borrow some parts from the Triber as well. Like on the existing Climber, the updated version will also feature contrast orange finish on the AC vent surrounds, on top of the gear lever and door trim.
The Kwid Climber is currently available in India with just the 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine, which is capable of offering a maximum power output of 68PS along with a peak torque of 91Nm. The petrol engine can be had with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT. The refreshed 2020 Kwid Climber is expected to retain the same powertrain.
Expect the updated Climber to come at a slight premium over the ongoing model that is priced at Rs 4.45 lakh for MT version and at Rs 4.75 lakh for the AMT (prices, ex-showroom Delhi).