Renault just revealed the Kiger Concept which would soon be launching in production form in the Indian market. We have seen spy shots of the Kiger being tested on the Indian roads and from that we can assume that the production for the Kiger will be near to the Concept that was showcased.
The Kiger will be sharing a lot of parts with the Nissan Magnite which will soon be going on sale in our market. Being sister companies the Kiger will also be sharing the same CMF-A+ platform and the same set of engines as the Magnite. The manufacturer has claimed that the Concept that was shown is about 80 percent close to the production form of the SUV.
Here we have a render from Shoeb R. Kalania who is an in-house digital artist for IndianAuto. From the rendered image, we can see that the Kiger gets diamond-cut alloy wheels instead of the funky ones which we saw on the concept. This is done because those alloys won’t work on our Indian roads. The tyres have also been replaced with the road-biased ones. The door handles have also been replaced for more conventional ones which can help in reducing the cost of production for Renault. The sleek LED Daytime Running Lamp has been placed where usually the headlight goes. Whereas the headlamp is placed on the bumper. It gets ice-cubed style, three projector headlamps. We assume that one is for the high beam, one for the low beam and the third one should be a fog lamp. We can see some prominent lines on the bonnet and the fenders. At the rear, there are C-shaped LED tail lamps which we can also expect in the production-spec Kiger. On the concept, we could see an optional roof rack which might be offered as an official accessory by Renault. The compact-SUV continues to get a dual-tone paint job and roof rails. As of now, there is no information available about the interior of the new compact-SUV.
Renault Kiger specs will offer two petrol engine options just like we have seen on the Nissan Magnite. There would be a 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine producing 72 PS of max power and 96 Nm of peak torque. It will be offered only with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Then there is the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that offers 100 PS of max power output and peak torque output of 160 Nm. It will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission.
Renault Kiger’s price is not yet revealed, but we can expect it to be more expensive than the Nissan Magnite. For reference, Nissan Magnite’s expected price range is from Rs. 5.5 lakhs ex-showroom to Rs. 10 lakhs ex-showroom. Renault Kiger will be competing against the Nissan Magnite, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Ford Ecosport and the Mahindra XUV300.