2008 renault sand up concept 015
Modular design allows the concept to be converted into a pickup and coupe as well as the basic hatchEnlarge Photo
The Sand’ Up was designed and built by Renault’s South American design team and features a 2+2 seating configuration and an adjustable hard top-roof that can be removed in order to convert the car into a compact utility. Another bodystyle that can be accommodated thanks to the concept’s modular design includes a coupe.
Power comes from a 1.6L HI-Flex engine designed to run on either ethanol or petrol, in which case it develops 112hp (84kW) and 107hp (65kW) respectively. Torque figures come in at 109lb-ft (148Nm) and 112lb-ft (151Nm) respectively. Drive is sent to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.