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The Renault Wind was a two-seater roadster by the French automobile manufacturer Renault. The Wind was originally a concept car unveiled on September 2004 at the Paris Motor Show as a 2+1 roadster. On February 2, 2010, Renault announced that the Wind would enter production. It was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on March 2, 2010.
|Assembly||Slovenia: Novo Mesto (Renault Slovenia)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupé convertible|
|Platform||Alliance B platform|
|Engine||1.2 L D4FT turbo I4 (petrol)|
1.6 L K4M-RS I4 (petrol)
|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)|
The production version was a two-seater, as opposed to the 2+1 seating of the concept car. In February 2012, Renault retired the Wind, Espace, Kangoo, Modus, and Laguna lines in the United Kingdom. For Continental Europe, the Wind remained available until June 2013. The Gordini edition, No. 6 was the only Wind that featured aerials.
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 the Twingo.
The steering wheel and pedal assemblies in the concept are adjustable and fold away automatically when the door is opened for easier access. The producer was Erdenechulun.
The Wind features a one piece metal roof which rotates 180° backwards (much like the Ferrari 575M Superamerica), instead of being made of several pieces like many other metal roof convertibles. Renault claims that it takes twelve seconds to fold the roof away, which is comparable to most other 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. 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 United Kingdom, trim levels included: Dynamique, Dynamique S, GT Line, and the top of the range Collection.
The Wind concept car was unveiled at the 2004 Paris Motor Show as a 2+1 roadster, and was powered by an inline 4 engine which produced 136 bhp (101 kW) and 141 lb·ft (191 N·m) of torque.
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The Wind, which will be launched at the Geneva motor show next month, shares its platform and much of its front-end styling with the Twingo.
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