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Renault reveals new coupe-roadster

Renault’s new Wind coupe-roadster will go on sale in July and customers will be able to put orders in for the new two-seater before the end of April.Renault Wind

Renault wants the Wind to attract customers out of their MX-5s and Peugeot 207CCs. There will be just 200 examples available in the UK and prices will range from £15,500 to £18,200.

The new model has a single-piece electric sunroof which folds in 12 seconds and the performance and handling was developed by Renaultsport. Customers can choose from a 1.6 133 engine (the same engine from the Twingo Renaultsport) or a 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.

Moving up the range to the likely best-seller, Dynamique S adds 2x35W radio CD MP3 reader with fingertip remote control, 17-inch alloy wheels, auto lights and wipers, Thatcham category 1 alarm, Bluetooth connectivity and multi-functional TunePoint (USB connection).

The top of the range limited edition Collection trim features 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, ‘Collection’ side and boot badges, plus double chrome roof cover cowls.

There will also be several option packages dealers can upsell to customers that want to kit the Wind out further.

For Dynamique models, these include 2x35W radio CD MP3 reader with Bluetooth and fingertip remote control (£300), multi-functional TunePoint (USB connection, £100) and climate control and auto lights and wipers (£300). For both Dynamique and Dynamique S, carbon heated and leather-faced seats are available, while the latter version also has the option of ‘Camel’ tan leather seats (£950). Metallic paint is available in black, blue, grey or red at £405.

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