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(from Renault Press
Release) A BREATH OF FRESH AIR IN THE ROADSTER WORLD
The Geneva Motor Show
sees Renault celebrate the world premiere of Renault Wind, a
two-seater coupé-roadster of 3.83 metres in length which features a
highly innovative way of opening. With its novel roof that pivots
open extremely quickly, Renault Wind is a powerful call to freedom -
bringing a completely fresh take on wind-in-the-hair motoring.
Renault Wind is aimed at
drivers who lust after a car that is not only distinctive and
compact, but also convertible yet practical enough for everyday use.
Although Wind’s compact
dimensions make it a nimble machine in and about town, it is the
only car of its class to provide just as much luggage space (270dm3
VDA) roof up or down.
A coupé-roadster for year-round
• Unique body style:
a two-seat roadster cockpit with a low-slung driving position,
high waistline and shallow windscreen heighten the fresh-air
• The sporty and muscular profile provides a distinct identity,
highlighted by blue-tinted headlamps and, at the rear,
boomerang-shaped tail lights.
• A chassis fine-tuned by Renault Sport Technologies to deliver
genuine fun-to-drive sensations.
• A choice of two engines: the fiery and flexible 133 horsepower
16-valve 1.6 from Twingo R.S., or the smooth and responsive TCe
From coupé to roadster in just
• Twelve seconds:
that’s all it takes to open or close Renault Wind – twice as
fast as others in its class
• Thanks to the innovative roof concept, the generous 270 dm3
VDA of boot space – similar to Clio – is unaffected by the
position of the roof. Roof down or roof up, you can holiday
two-up in Renault Wind with no restrictions on the luggage you
After making its world
debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Renault Wind will go on sale in
Europe this summer.
RENAULT WIND – IT WILL CHANGE YOUR
OUTLOOK ON OPEN-TOP CARS
As an innovative,
compact (3.83m) and practical coupé-roadster that’s tailor-made for
user-friendly service, 365 days a year, Renault Wind brings fresh
and original thinking to the convertible landscape.
Its low-set driving position and upright steering wheel positively
urge you to fire up the engine and drive. Securely planted on its
17-inch wheels and with its high-waisted flanks, Renault Wind’s
muscular and sporty silhouette is a powerful invitation to devour
those twisty roads with the wind in your hair.
Distinctive headlights up front and the boomerang shape of the rear
lights give it a unique lighting signature.
Inside, everything in
the cockpit is focused on the job of driving. The instruments are
recessed in metallic tunnels and circled with a touch of chrome, and
the driver slips into a bucket seat, complete with built-in head
rest and substantial side bolstering.
THE THRILL OF DRIVING A SPORTS
Renault Wind has the
advantage of a platform that has been engineered by Renault Sport
Technologies to provide outstanding steering precision and thrilling
responses for the driver.
Renault Wind is
available with a choice of two engines:
• The 1.6 16V,
developed by Renault Sport Technologies. This engine produces
133hp (98kW) at 6,750rpm and torque of 160Nm at 4,400rpm. Its
telltale, fiery pitch is a result of the special acoustic tuning
techniques applied by the engine specialists to the exhaust
system. Particular attention was focused on the four-into-one
exhaust manifold to achieve the optimum trade-off between
acoustic quality, emission control and performance.
• TCe 100: this smooth and responsive 100-horsepower 1.2-litre
turbocharged engine is exceptionally economical and flexible
(152Nm of torque at 3,500rpm). With this powerplant, Renault
Wind is just as much in its element in city traffic as it is on
a long motorway haul. With its integral rollover hoop,
rigid roof panel and high waistline, Renault Wind is reassuring
and safe, with a level of protection that’s among the very best
in the convertible segment.
Renault Wind has
generously-sized tyres (195/45 R16 or 205/40 R17) fitted to
aluminium alloy wheels which house 280mm-diameter discs at the front
and 240mm discs at the rear for powerful, fade-free braking
FROM COUPÉ TO ROADSTER IN 12
Renault Wind needs just
12 seconds to open or close its roof, effortlessly. That’s twice as
fast as the norm for its class. Its secret lies in inventive but
simple kinematics that use very few moving parts. By cleverly
stowing the roof panel below the boot lid, the purity of the
exterior design can be maintained and the amount of useful boot
space is unchanged, whether the roof is up or down. A boot cover
protects the roof from dust and water when in the open position.
Clio-sized boot capacity
With a generous and
easily accessible 270 dm3 VDA of boot space that stays the same
whether the top is up or down, Renault Wind allows you to set off on
holiday with all your luggage, confident that you can open the roof
The boot opens with no
more effort than would be needed for a conventional saloon or
hatchback, a gas strut providing the necessary assistance.
A RANGE OF PERSONALIZATION OPTIONS
TO MAKE YOUR RENAULT WIND TRULY UNIQUE
Customers can enhance
the exterior of their Renault Wind with a range of styling options
including a rear diffuser with twin tailpipes, front foglamp backing
plates, chrome exterior mirror housings and a chrome finish for the
bumps at the rear.
Wind's interior ambience
can be personalized, too, thanks to a range of different instrument
housing designs and door pulls, plus an alternative gear lever knob
or pedal set.
A range of five body
colours is available: Majorelle Blue, Pearlescent Black, Glacier
White, Altica Grey and Dyna Red.
AN EQUIPMENT LIST TO SATISFY THE
MOST DEMANDING CUSTOMER
Renault Wind has a level
of standard and optional equipment worthy of a premium-class model.
• Remote central
• Cruise control with speed limiter
• Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
• One-touch electric windows
• Climate control
• 2x20W radio-CD with MP3 playback, steering wheel-mounted
fingertip remote control and RCA (mini-jack) connectivity
• Front airbags and head/thorax lateral airbags
• Height-adjustable sports seats with integrated head rests
• Height-adjustable leather-trimmed steering wheel
• Trip computer
• 16-inch wheels
• Automatic climate
• Plug&Music connectivity (USB, mini-jack, audio streaming)
• Dark charcoal or Camel leather upholstery with heated seats
• Automatic headlamp and windscreen wiper activation
• 2x35W radio-CD with MP3 playback, incorporating Bluetooth®
connectivity (audio and phone)
• ESC (standard with the 1.6 16V engine)
• 17-inch diamond-effect wheels
• High-gloss black roof
• Rear parking proximity sensors
• A range of personalization options