Renault unveils the ‘Bollywood-inspired’ KWID, complete with mini drone.[Not a valid template]
Described as a ‘robust yet joyful vehicle’, the new quirkily titled KWID Renault concept is – as you might expect – totally batshit.
The styling of the crossover has the traditional concept car proportions, the radical bodylines, gullwing doors, extended wheel arches and front-centre driver seat decked out in two-tonne grey and yellow paintwork. The interior meanwhile may look like papier mâché but is actually designed to look like a bird’s nest. We can only imagine the comfort.
The other big talking point is, what Renault calls, a ‘Flying Companion’. Said drone, a miniature helicopter with attached camera, can be used to scout ahead for traffic and/or road obstacles. This ‘Bollywood-themed’ Renault – courtesy of design input from the French marque’s Indian division – is complete with the now traditional hybrid powerplant, chief of which is a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
Production plans? Don’t make me laugh. On the other hand, the success of the Ren-Dacia-ault Duster in India has not been lost on the company, meaning the KWID could prove the genesis of a crossover SUV in the future. In the meantime, why not check out how the concept model went from design easel to Motor Show stand.
Source – Renault