Renault India had recently unveiled their all-new sub-4 meter SUV Kiger. It will be the latest vehicle to be introduced in this highly competitive segment. Renault has now started mass production of the SUV before official launch. Renault India has started the mass production of its brand new compact SUV Kiger at its world leading manufacturing facility in Chennai. The manufacturer has also started dispatching the Kiger SUV to more than 500 dealerships across the country. Renault Kiger is again one of those product that will be launched in Indian market first and will be followed by other markets. Renault is expected to launch the Kiger in first week of March.
As mentioned above, Renault Kiger is a sub-4 meter compact SUV and will compete with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and recently launched Nissan Magnite. The all-new Renault Kiger is based on CMF-A platform. It is the same platform that we have already seen in other Renault models like Kwid, Triber and even the recently launched Nissan Magnite.
In terms of looks, Renault Kiger looks very muscular from the front. It gets a front which is actually a combination of both Kwid and Triber. It gets Kwid like LED DRLs which act as an extension to the Triber like front grille with chrome accents. The LED DRLs have small turn indicators integrated inside them. Coming down, the bumper gets a muscular look and the ice cube shaped LED headlamps. There is thick black cladding all around the car to give it an SUV look.
Coming to the side profile, Kiger gets sporty looking diamond cut alloy wheels and a dual tone option is available on this new SUV. The blacked out ORVMs get integrated LED turn indicator and the functional roof rail is also installed. The SUV looks muscular chunky from this angle. Slowly moving towards the rear reveals the split roof mounted spoiler which adds a sporty look to the car. There is a Renault logo with Kiger branding on the boot. The ‘C’ shaped tail lamps looks good and the rear bumper gets a boomerang shaped reflectors too. Lower part of the bumper gets a silver finish which looks like a skid plate.
On the inside, the Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite share several features. It gets fully digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, push button start, wireless charging, multi function steering wheel, Arkamys speaker system and so on. Renault has also mentioned in their official video that Kiger will offer best in class knee room and cabin storage space.
Renault Kiger is powered by the same set of petrol engines that we have seen in Nissan Magnite. There will be a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated and a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine on offer. The 1.0 litre naturally aspirated engine will generate 72 Ps and 96 Nm of peak torque. It will come with 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox option. The 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine generates 100 Ps and 160 Nm of torque and will get manual and CVT gearbox option. Once launched, Renault Kiger will become the most affordable sub-4 meter compact SUV in the segment.