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Renault unveils Wind Roadster

Renault unveils Wind Roadster

Renault has announced the release of a new model that could interest customers in search of a new car.

The Wind Roadster is a two-seat coupe-roadster that fits in between the manufacturer's Clio and Twingo models in terms of size and features an electrically-operated roof system.

Built on the same platform as the Clio II Renaultsport, the car has benefitted from the company's sport technologies and is available with a choice of two engines - the 1.2 TCe 100 and the 1.6 VVT 133hp.

A key feature is the new car's weight to body-rigidity ratio, which allows the 1.2-litre model to achieve fuel consumption of 44.8 mpg and CO2 emissions of 145g per kilometre and the 1.6 VVT to boast a top speed of 125 miles per hour.

Other equipment that could draw in customers in search of a new car includes automatic windscreen-wiper activation, cruise control, emergency brake assist and speed limiter.

Renault product director Beatrice Foucher-Sybord commented: "You could say that Wind has created its own category."

The model will be available in the UK this month.

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