Renault’s most recent launch was the Kiger compact-SUV. The booking amount for the Kiger was set at Rs. 11,000. Now, the deliveries of the SUV have started as we have covered in a previous story. You can click here to read that one. Here is a video uploaded on YouTube by PPS Renault who has managed to deliver 100 Kigers to the customers. The video shows us a drone shot of a lot of Kigers waiting at a stock dealer yard for delivery. Then the compact-SUVs are travelling on a highway towards the dealership where they will be delivered to their customers.
The Kiger is competing in the sub-4-metre compact-SUV segment, which is one of the most competitive segments in India. Renault Kiger competes against the likes of Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Nissan Magnite, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Ford Ecosport and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Renault is currently the cheapest compact-SUV that you can buy in the Indian market. This has been specifically done to attract customers.
People who are considering a hatchback or a compact-sedan will definitely look towards the Kiger once because it is less expensive than the competition and you get the road presence of a compact-SUV which a lot of people want nowadays. Because of the low pricing, many people will be attracted to the Kiger. Before Kiger it was the Nissan Magnite was the cheapest compact-SUV. As it was launched last year, the prices of the Magnite have increased since then. Renault Kiger starts from Rs. 5.45 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 9.72 lakhs ex-showroom.
Renault offers the Kiger in four variants. There are the RXE, RXL, RXT and the RXZ where the RXE is the base variant and the RXZ is the top of the line variant. It comes with two engine options. There are a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder naturally aspirated engine and a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. The naturally aspirated petrol engine is available with all four variants whereas the turbocharged petrol engine is offered on all variants except the base RXE variant.
The naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 72 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 96 Nm. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. The AMT is offered on all variants except the base RXE variant. The turbocharged petrol engine produces 100 PS of max power and 160 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission. The CVT transmission is offered only with the RXT and the RXZ variant.
There is a decent feature list that comes with the Kiger. It offers automatic climate control, LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, push-button to start/stop, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, electrically adjustable outside rearview mirrors, keyless entry, rear AC vents, rear parking sensors and a lot more. You can also get an air purifier and a wireless charger as an accessory pack. However, Renault is not offering an electric sunroof with the Kiger.