Renault Kwid Outsider Concept features cosmetic makeovers that elevate the overall appearance of the regular hatchback
Renault has been reaping sales in the developing markets courtesy of the Kwid global hatchback. In India, the French manufacturer built its brand image on the bestselling Kwid and along the way we had seen some special edition versions being showcased. At the Auto Expo 2016 in early February, the distinctive Kwid Climber and Kwid Racer concepts were revealed and since then we are craving for their production version.
With their commercial existence still under wraps, Renault has unveiled the Kwid Outsider concept at the ongoing 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. For the market that holds as much significance as India, the new concept has been developed in collaboration with the Renault Design Latin America (RDAL).
Built on the same CMF-A platform as the standard Kwid, the Outsider concept is nothing but a cosmetically improved cousin. It retains the same SUV-esque appeal of the regular hatchback, only to make us think that it has grown into a crossover. Developed keeping in mind the necessities of the Latin American customers, it has been claimed that more than 80 percent of the car parts are entirely new and had been produced by the Renault Technologies Americas.
From the outside, the Kwid Outsider Concept appears mimicking the style of the existing Kwid but there are plenty of added features to boast about. There is a new paint scheme in the house derived from the bigger Duster SUV called Copper Gold. The plastic claddings comprise of green colour touches while the signature grille and headlamp cluster have been kept as usual.
However, to implement an aggressive face, Renault has enlarged the plastic cladding on both sides. The front bumper and fog lamp area now look sporty with an enhanced stance besides a rugged silver-green finished faux skid plate. On the sides, you could spot a new set of alloy wheels and bigger rood rails.
With a revised rear bumper, faux skid plate and black accents on tail lamps the Outside Concept feels unique. The interior has seen a minor redesign to the piano-black finished centre console around which there is a contrast orange bezel. Orange stitches to the steering wheel, instrument cluster, seats and air vents bring up a sporty aftermarket touch as well.