Beyond the playful and imaginative styling of the KWID CONCEPT, the concept car also comes equipped with a host of technology-driven features, led by its Flying Companion. Aimed at offering a safe and 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.
The KWID CONCEPT is also Z.E ready - being pre-disposed to receive batteries for electric use - and comes with a charging plug behind the Renault logo. The KWID CONCEPT is powered by the latest-generation downsized 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to an Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) transmission to combine driving enjoyment with low fuel consumption.
Other technology-rich features include an electric operated front bench seat on a centre rail, electric opening doors, LED lighting and a state-of-the-art gear selector located on the dashboard next to the steering wheel. The vertically-mounted TFT touchscreen display acts as the dashboard in the KWID CONCEPT and also provides access to connected services.