Renault UK have announced pricing of its controversially styled Wind Coupé-Roadster, as it hopes to steal sales from Mazda’s MX-5 Roadster Coupe and Peugeot’s 207CC.
The two-seater will be available to pre-order later in April in exclusive, range-topping ‘Collection’ limited edition guise, of which just 200 will find their way to the UK. Customer ordering for the rest of the range – Dynamique and Dynamique S – opens in May, ahead of first deliveries in July.
Two petrol engines are available, the 133hp 16-valve 1.6 from Twingo Renaultsport, or the smooth and responsive 1.2 TCe 100.
The entry-level Dynamique offers ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), front and lateral driver and passenger airbags, brake assist, ESC, immobiliser and electric retracting hard top roof. The Dynamique S adds a 2x35W radio CD MP3 reader, 17” alloy wheels, auto lights and wipers, Thatcham category 1 alarm, Bluetooth connectivity and multi-functional TunePoint (USB connection).
The first model to go on sale will be the limited edition Collection, which offers additional equipment including electrically adjustable and heated chrome effect door mirrors, carbon black leather-faced heated seats, gloss black retractable roof, red and chrome dash inserts, leather sport wheel and gearknob, aluminium pedals, subtle ‘Collection’ side and boot badges, plus double chrome roof cover cowls.
Pricing in the UK ranges from £15,500 for the entry-level Dynamique up to £18,200 for the range-topping limited-edition Collection model – that’s over £1,500 more than the Clio Renaultsport 200 Cup and £6,000 more than a Twingo Renaultsport Cup 133, so Renault are clearly not targeting the enthusiast driver with their new 2-seater.