The all-new Renault Kiger was unveiled yesterday, and at the event the French automaker also showcased a fully accessorized version of the sub-4 meter compact SUV. The Kiger shares its underpinnings with the Nissan Magnite, and also shares the latter’s engines. In design terms though, the Kiger looks very fresh, and different from the Magnite. Also, Renault plans to pull off a fast one in terms of pricing. The Kiger is likely to be the least priced compact SUV in the Indian market. Meanwhile, Here’s a quick walkaround video that shows the fully accessorized Renault Kiger.
As the video indicates, the Renault Kiger will get a range of accessories after launch. These accessories are essentially meant to make the compact SUV stand out, and also give owners the opportunity of customizing their vehicles while maintaining the stock warranty intact. From the looks of it, bumper inserts, alloy wheel garnishes, door cladding, blacked out roof and wing mirrors, headlamp garnish and smoked effect for the tail lamps are the various accessory options that’s likely to be offered by Renault. A range of customization options are expected for the interiors as well. More details regarding the accessories for the Kiger, including prices for each of the accessories, will be available after launch.
The Kiger is Renault India’s least priced compact SUV, and prices are likely to start from close to the Rs. 5 lakh mark, making the new sub-4 meter offering undercut even the Nissan Magnite. The sharp pricing will be aimed at shocking and aweing the competition and buyers alike, driving footfalls into Renault India showrooms. The Kiger is based on the CMF-A platform that it shares with the Nissan Magnite. The Renault compact SUV will be produced alongside the Magnite at the Renault-Nissan joint manufacturing facility at Oragadam, Chennai. The Kiger has been designed specifically for emerging markets around the world and India will be the first market for this compact SUV.
The Renault Kiger will be offered with two engine options: a 1 liter-3 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine good for 72 PS-96 Nm and a 1 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that makes 99 PS-160 Nm. Both engines are shared with the Nissan Magnite. While the lower powered engine gets 5 speed manual and automated manual transmission options, the higher powered petrol engine gets 5 speed manual and CVT automatic gearbox options.
A high ground clearance of 205 mm is par for the course while the 405 liter boot is a class leading affair. In terms of interiors, the Kiger seems better appointed than the Nissan Magnite, and this could be another big selling point. The styling is unmistakably Renault though, and some may even mistake the Kiger for the Kwid Climber, especially from the front. In terms of features on the inside, a large touchscreen infotainment interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be offered on top-end trims while rear AC vents and a slew of other comfort features will be offered even on lower trims. ABS, twin airbags, speed alerts, reverse parking sensors, a reverse parking camera and probably even a 360 degree camera is likely to be offered on the Kiger.