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Renault teases upcoming compact SUV for India [Video]

Renault India has released an official teaser video of an all-new upcoming car. It is likely to be the Kiger, which will be launched sometime in 2021. With the launch of the all-new Kiger, Renault will make an entry into the sub-4m compact SUV segment that has recently seen a spike of all-new models. Last year, all-new Hyundai Venue and the Mahindra XUV300 were launched while Kia launched the all-new Sonet earlier this year. Nissan is all set to launch the all-new Magnite later this month in the same segment.

Renault released the teaser video of the all-new Kiger online. It shows glimpses of the vehicle but not the real vehicle. It should be noted that the Kiger will be based on the modified version of the CMF-A+ platform that will also underpin the upcoming Nissan Magnite. While Renault is yet to reveal the name of the upcoming car officially, the French brand recently registered the model name “Kiger”, which is likely to be used for the upcoming vehicle.

While there are many details that we know about the all-new Magnite, there is nothing much available when it comes to Kiger. However, the Kiger is likely to be powered by the same engine and transmission options as the Magnite and it will have a lot of visual changes, which will ensure that the Kiger gets a unique identity in the market. Until now, Renault has been testing the upcoming car under heavy camouflage and the car has been spotted testing on various occasions at different parts of India. The glimpses of the upcoming Kiger show hat he car will get LED DRLs, which will be separate from the main headlamp cluster, bumper-mounted headlamps, roof rails, shark fin antenna, roof-mounted spoiler and LED tail lamps.

Just like the other vehicles in the segment, Renault will equip the cabin with features like a floating-type touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay system, air purifier, digital instrument cluster, climate control system, steering-mounted controls, dual-tone cabin theme and more such features.

Also, the engine options will be similar to the upcoming Magnie. Nissan has already announced that the all-new Magnite will come powered by two petrol engine options. There will be a 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Nissan will offer a five-speed manual and a CVT automatic transmission with the Magnite and similar options can be expected with the Kiger too.

Currently, the sub-4m compact SUV segment is one of the most popular segments in India. Most of the manufacturers are putting effort to launch new products in the segment that is currently seeing a tough competition by Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon and Hyundai Venue. There are many more cars available in this segment like the Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Toyota Urban Cruiser and more. Renault was expected to reveal the car much earlier during the 2020 Auto Expo, however, there have been delays.