Renault recently unveiled the Kiger which is expected to go on sale soon for the Indian market. Now, pictures of more colours of the compact-SUV have been taken at what looks like a dealer’s yard. The Kiger is supposed to get 6 colours: Grey, Red, White, Silver, Blue and Brown. Here, we have pictures of three of them. There is the Planet Grey, Mahogany Brown and Caspian Blue. All three colours come with contrasting Black roof giving the compact-SUV a floating roof effect.
The variant that we see in the pictures is the RXZ which sits on the top of the line-up of the Kiger. It comes with 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Both of which are wireless. There are only two other compact-SUVs that offer wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which are Kia Sonet and Nissan Magnite.
The traditional analogue instrument cluster has been replaced by a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, which is configurable and also doubles-up as a multi-information display. You get features like automatic climate control, rear AC vents, push-button to start/stop, keyless entry, electrical adjustment for outside rearview mirrors, steering mounted controls.
Moreover, you also get 3D speaker system by Arkamys, rear parking sensors, reverse parking camera, dual airbags and side airbags. As an accessory pack, you can also get an air purifier and a wireless charger. Renault is also offering ABS with EBD and electronic stability control. However, the Kiger misses out on equipment like an electric sunroof and cruise control.
There are ice-cubed shaped LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, C-shaped LED tail lamps, shark-fin antenna, diamond-cut alloy wheels and a rear skid plate finished in Silver. You also get three driving modes namely, Eco, Normal and Sport. Even the roof rails are functional and can carry loads of upto 50 kgs. Renault Kiger has a ground clearance of 205 mm which should help it tackling our bad Indian roads quite easily.
The Kiger is underpinned by the CMF-A platform. The same platform is also used by Nissan Magnite and Renault Triber. The Kiger will be produced alongside the Magnite at the Renault-Nissan joint manufacturing facility at Oragadam, Chennai.
Powering the Renault Kiger are two petrol engines. There is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that we have seen on Renault Triber and the launched Nissan Magnite. It produces 72 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 92 Nm. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed Easy-R AMT.
There is also a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that is also available with the Nissan Magnite. The engine produces 100 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 160 Nm. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed X-Tronic CVT automatic gearbox.
The price of the Renault Kiger will be unveiled in March when the compact-SUV is finally launched. The new contender will be competing against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Ford Ecosport and the Nissan Magnite.