At the Delhi Auto Expo in India Renault revealed a new and interesting concept car called the Kwid. The car fits the bill as a compact crossover vehicle for today’s youth, boasting features like robustness, cutesy styling, fun character, and efficient packaging.
Renault Kwid Concept is obviously very striking to look at it even has scissor doors. But by far and away the most striking feature of the car is what Renault calls the “Flying Companion”. It is one of those remote control flying objects that are so popular these days, and it can be launched from the special nest in the back of the car.
The car’s personal UAV can be set on autopilot in which case it will find its way using pre-programmed GPD data, or you can control it manually using a built-in tablet. You can use this drone to scout the traffic ahead, or for sightseeing, or for spying on your neighbors! I you are an evil genius, you might even be able to arm it with some sort of weapon.
This feature alone is enough for us to want Renault to make the Kwid. Sadly though, this is just a gimmick to attract attention to a concept that will eventually spawn a cheap, eco-minded crossover vehicle for the emerging markets like India. Renault Kwid Concept is powered a turbocharged 1.2 liter petrol engine and features an EDC dual-clutch automatic transmission.