Compact, 2-seat roadster will come with a 1.2 liter turbo with 100 hp and a 1.6 liter with 133 hp. The Renault Wind will go on sale in Europe this summer.

Renault has unveiled the Wind, a new compact, 2-seat roadster, at the Geneva auto show today.

The small roadster, which can convert itself from a closed-top coupe to a no-roof cabriolet in just 12 seconds, is only 3.83 meters in length and comes with a choice of two gasoline/petrol engines - a 1.2 and a 1.6 liter.

The 1.2 liter is a turbocharged powerplant that delivers a comfy 100 PS (74 kW) and 152 Nm (112 lb-ft) of torque. Likely plenty for a car this small. The more lively performer is the 16-valve 1.6 liter with 133 hp (98 kW) and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque borrowed from the Twingo RS and developed by Renault Sport Technologies.

Style-wise the Wind is sturdy-looking and economical with its high shoulder lines, rollover hoop and a low-sitting driver position. Complimented by the rounded design of the rear end and the soft front face, the Wind's features are appropriately sportive for this vehicle created by Renault Sport Technologies.

Standard features include 16-inch wheels, fog lamps, electric windows and heated side mirrors. Options include 17-inch rims, a high-gloss black roof and a leather finish.

The Renault Wind goes on sale in Europe this summer.


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