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Renault unveils KWID Concept, will launch adventure edition of Duster too

autos Updated: Feb 05, 2014 10:28 IST
M Rajendran

Renault India on Wednesday launched its flamboyant concept car, KWID CONCEPT, on the first day of the 12th Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The car is aimed at the needs of young customers, the company said.

The company is also set to launch the adventure edition of Duster, its top selling SUV in India.

The design of KWID was done by an international team, including inputs from Renault Design India. This is the first Renault concept car to be unveiled outside Europe.

Beyond the playful and imaginative styling of the KWID CONCEPT, the car comes equipped with a host of technology-driven features, led by its Flying Companion. Aimed at offering a safe as well as fun driving experience, the Flying Companion is the first of its kind in the automotive world.

Taking off from the rotating rear portion of the KWID CONCEPT’s roof, the Flying Companion can be operated in one of two modes – the automatic mode using a pre-programmed flying sequence and GPS location as well as the manual mode, which enables the companion to be controlled using a tablet inside the vehicle. The Flying Companion can be used for a variety of purposes, including scouting traffic, taking landscape pictures and detecting obstacles on the road ahead.

“Despite the slowdown, we are confident of a good performance. Young customers in India are often trend setters, looking forward to pushing the envelope when it comes to technology and enjoyable drives. The KWID CONCEPT, with its Flying Companion, meets this forward-looking spirit,”Gilles Normand, chairman of Asia-Pacific Region, Renault SAS, said.