Two new Renault Kwid concepts have been unveiled at the 2016 New Delhi motor show, mixing racing and off-road themes into the Indian-market sub-compact SUV.

Based on the production Renault Kwid launched in India in May last year, Renault says its Kwid Climber concept is “bred for venturing away from the beaten track”, while the Kwid Racer is “more at home on the asphalt of race circuits”.

Intended to "conjure up the world of racing", the metallic blue Renault Kwid Racer features prominent red exterior highlights, C-shaped LED lights, front air intakes, and 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in low-profile tyres.

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With monster brake calipers, “honed aerodynamics”, and front and rear spoilers and a rear diffuser that “guarantee outstanding handling”, the Kwid Racer certainly looks fast.

Inside the strict, two-seat cabin the theme continues, with bucket seats, four-point harnesses, a half roll cage, and swathes of Alcantara.

Joining a leather-trimmed steering wheel, a digital speedometer and tachometer and ‘carbon’ accents, are black, aluminium, and anodised red highlights.

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The car also comes with a central performance data telemetry display, “so the driver can track his or her performance in real time.”

With high ground clearance, a wide track, short overhangs and specially designed tyres, the French car maker says the Kwid Climber has a “very distinctive personality, which suits all types of adventure”.

Touted as having “all the qualities of an off-roader”, the Kwid Climber comes equipped with wheel arch extensions, protective side mouldings, and a protective front undertray.

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Finished in Flame Orange with light blue exterior touches, the Climber also sports protective headlight housings to “heighten its all-terrain feel”.

The 2016 New Delhi show also gave Renault the opportunity to show off a new 1.0-litre SCe engine and five-speed automated manual transmission bound for the Kwid in the near future.

Coming standard with an 800cc engine and a five-speed manual transmission, in India, the 3.6-metre-long, five-seat Kwid goes up against the likes of the Tata Nano, Datsun Go, and Maruti Suzuki Alto.

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What do you think of the Renault Kwid Racer and Climber concepts? And which one would you pick?

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