While the Renault Kwid, as well as the Climber variant, has become a long-time staple of the French car manufacturer in India, it is only recently that Renault introduced this hatchback in the Indonesian market.
Renault Kwid is among the major contenders of the entry-level hatchback space. This hatchback is also the first model to introduce the idea of a crossover-inspired hatchback to the Indian market. Following the success of the Kwid, other similarly-styled models are introduced. Even though the SUVish styling is no longer its unique selling points, the hatchback remains to be a strong competitor of its class. Recently, Renault has brought this model to the South East Asian market, or the Indonesian market in particular. Under the Indonesia-spec form, the Kwid is available in both the regular and top-spec Climber variant.
The production version of the Renault Kwid launched in this country is partially different from the displayed model at the GIIA 2019. In the production form, the Kwid has adopted some styling cues from the electric City K-ZE. With these new additions, the Indonesia-spec Kwid looks more aggressive and rugged.
Renault Kwid Climber was launched in India under the new simplified name, Renault Climber. At the front fascia, the Climber gets a lip spoiler. Roof rails and body cladding are some of the highlights of the Climber. In addition, the orange accents are inserted throughout the body. Its pronounced ground clearance of 184 mm is also a noteworthy attribute of the Climber. To the rear end, the Climber features reverse camera, four-point parking sensor and C-shaped taillights. The Climber is similar to the India-spec version available in India.
Under the hood, the Indonesia-spec Kwid flaunts a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that put outs the maximum power of 67 PS and a top torque of 91 Nm. This engine is offered with two transmission options, including 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT gearbox, which is similar to the offering in India. However, the 0.8-litre petrol 3-cylinder engine offered in our market does not make it to the Indonesia market.
Renault Triber is only available with AMT option in Indonesia
Renault launched the Climber in Indonesian market at the starting price of 158.9 million Rupiah, which is approximately Rs 8.09 lakh. It is more expensive than the India-spec model that costs only Rs 4.63 lakh for the manual Renault Triber. The big price gap can be contributed to the fact that Renault Triber is available with the AMT option only.Both the Renault Kwid and the Renault Triber are imported to Indonesia via the Completely Built Units route. After the launch of these two models, the Renault has gained a growth of 1.5% in market share.