……. Nairobi, Monday June 25, 2018 Two years after disrupting the market with the most affordable new car in Kenya - the Kwid, Renault has unveiled an upgraded version of their city dweller, the KWID Climber. This new version is expected to give the model a better edge to compete with cars in its category. The KWID Climber will come with a 68 horsepower 1000cc engine with a 3-year/100,000 km warranty and it gives an estimated 24 kilometers to the liter fuel efficiency. The new model comes at time Simba Corp with its Renault partners is strategically considering local assembly for some of the Renault Models.
Jonathan Dos Santos, Renault Brand Manager, says "The Renault KWID Climber has been developed keeping in mind specific customer needs and caters to diverse audiences, becoming the perfect offering for young achievers who are moving up places steadfastly. This upgraded version of the Kwid reflects our intent to keep pace with global innovations and at the same time make products to suit the local needs."
The KWID Climber has received a host of cosmetic upgrades, primarily the bumper over-riders, front and rear terrain protectors with orange accents, two tone arching roof bars, muscular style wheels and a solid side profile with door protection cladding, two tone orange ORVMs painted in glossy orange. The electric blue body colour is also a new offering. The interior of the car also gets some upgrades like the new orange energy upholstery with “Climber” Insignia, new vibrant orange accents on the AC vents and on the centre fascia, a two-tone orange gear knob and decorative orange door trim accents on the front and rear doors. All these giving the car unmatched authentic features in its category.
“These upgrades are fitted in the factory, by the manufacturer, you cannot get these deals anywhere else. For the competitive price of less than 1.5 m Kenya shillings inclusive of vat for such a modified car, I can bet, you will not get it anywhere else, unless you go to MTV’s “Pimp my ride” added Mr. Santos jokingly.
Since Introducing the KWID model in Kenya, Renault has sold more than 100 units of Kwid in Kenya creating a competitive position for the brand in the market in Kenya. The entry of the Renault KWID Climber into the market is set to consolidate Renault’s position as the best value for money offer at the top of the A-Entry segment, by offer customers a brand-new car with unprecedented features for this segment at an affordable price.
As part of its initiative to further stamp its footprint in the Kenyan market, Renault Kenya will continue unveiling more consumer driven models that seek to meet the demands of the growing middle class.
Simba Caetano Formula is the official Renault distributor in Kenya. This growing company is born from two well-established corporate groups that joined their efforts to build the best partnership for business when it comes to mobility: Simba Corporation and Salvador Caetano Group.
With the regional expertise in the automotive sector, the strong team of expertise and the strongly built distribution network coming from Simba Corporation along with the long experience in excellent after-sales service as well as the solid know-how in international commerce of Salvador Caetano, Simba Caetano Formula is here to perpetuate Renault’s footprints in Kenya by driving customers to the best solution in every occasion.
Renault Kenya has branches in Nairobi at Aspire Centre in Westlands and Mombasa Rd Mombasa, Kisumu and Kisii and will be expanding further in the future.
Founded in 1948 by the late Mr. Abdul Karim Popat as a modest used-car selling enterprise, the Nairobi-headquartered company has grown into a large integrated multi-sector business services group representing international brands and franchises such as Mitsubishi, FUSO, BMW, Mahindra, Renault, AVIS, SAME tractors and AKSA generators.Simba's hospitality properties include the Olare Mara and Villa Rosa managed by world leading hoteliers, Kempinski,as well as Acacia Premier Kisumu.