|This article relies on references to primary sources. (May 2010)|
|Assembly||Novo Mesto, Slovenia (Renault Slovenia)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door Coupé convertible|
|Engine||1.2 L I4 TCE
1.6 L I4
|Wheelbase||2,368 mm (93.2 in)|
|Length||3,822 mm (150.5 in)|
|Width||1,698 mm (66.9 in)|
|Height||1,415 mm (55.7 in)|
|Curb weight||1,206–1,248 kg (2,659–2,751 lb)|
On February 2, 2010, Renault announced that the Wind would enter production. It was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on March 2, 2010. The production version is a 2 seater, as opposed to the 2+1 seating of the concept car.
In December 2011, Renault announced that the Laguna, Espace, Kangoo, Modus, and Wind lines would be axed in the United Kingdom as part of a cost-cutting plan to help the company earn a profit. These models were put out of sale in the United Kingdom in the early months of 2012, although they were still available in the rest of Europe.
The Wind is equipped with a 1.2-litre I4 TCE engine and a 1.6-litre I4.
The concept Wind's design is like other Renault vehicles such as the performance versions of the Clio and Mégane. The production Wind, however, is heavily based on the Twingo, evident in its overall size and stance, and also its semi-circular door handles exactly the same as those on its Twingo counterpart. The steering wheel and pedal assemblies in the concept are adjustable and fold away automatically when the door is opened for easier access. Producer is Erdenechulun.
The Wind features a one piece metal roof, that rotates 180° backwards (much like the Ferrari 575M Superamerica), as opposed to being made of several pieces like many other metal roof convertibles. Renault claims that it takes 12 seconds to fold the roof away, which is quite quick compared to most convertibles.
There were three model trim lines: Dynamique, Dynamique S, and the limited edition "Collection". The Dynamique trim line was the most basic, with 16" alloy wheels and air conditioning as standard features. The Dynamique S trim was above this, with 17" alloy wheels and climate control. And the Limited Edition "Collection" trim had the biggest range of features, including: a gloss black retractable roof and red and chrome dashboard inserts.
In the UK, trim levels included: the Dynamique, Dynamique S, GT Line, and the top-of-the-range Collection.
The Wind concept car wad unveiled at the 2004 Paris Motor Show as a 2+1 roadster and was powered by a inline-4 engine that produced 136 bhp (101 kW) and 141 lb·ft (191 N·m) of torque.
- "Renault Wind: A Breath of Fresh Air in the Roadster Market". Retrieved 2010-02-02.
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