French car manufacturer Renault has been present in the Indian market for quite some time and they have couple of models that made the brand popular among customers. Duster SUV, Kwid hatchback and Triber MPV have played their own roles in popularising the brand. In India, we all know that any car that has an SUV inspired look is welcomed by customers. Several manufacturers including Renault has tried out this trick on their models like Kwid and Triber. SUVs, specially the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment has been quite popular among customers because of their looks, features and affordable price tag. Renault is also planning to launch an all-new compact SUV, Kiger in the market. It will compete with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet and recently launched Nissan Kicks. Here we have a render image of the upcoming SUV that shows how the production version of Kiger might look like.
The images have been shared by KDesign AG on Behance. He has done several render pics of upcoming cars in the past. The render created by the artist is actually based on the concept images that were published by Renault few weeks ago. The front of the upcoming sub-4 meter SUV is similar to what we have seen in Renault Kwid hatchback. It gets Renault’s signature front grille with LED DRLs on both ends. The DRLs also house turn indicators like the Kwid.
Coming down to the bumper, the upcoming Kiger gets a muscular looking bumper with headlamps placed on it. The lower part of the bumper gets a black coloured skid plate which adds to the SUV look of the vehicle. Overall, the front look of the Kiger SUV in the render image looks quite promising. Moving to the side profile, the dual tone alloy wheels and black cladding along with functional roof rails add to the SUV look. It has a boxy design like other SUVs in the segment.
Coming to the rear profile, the car gets a roof mounted spoiler which adds a sporty character to Kiger. A similar unit was also seen on recently launched Nissan Magnite. The split tail lamp units look all LED and there is a Renault logo with Kiger branding on the boot as well. The black bumper at the rear has silver coloured inserts with mesh designs in it.
The reason why Kiger looks a lot like Nissan Magnite is because they are both based on the same platform (CMFA+) and will share the same engine and probably same amount of features on the inside. Renault Kiger will be available in two engine options. One would be a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine with a manual gearbox. This engine generates 72 Ps and 96 Nm of torque. The other engine is again 1.0 litre turbocharged engine that generates 100 Ps and 160 Nm of torque. It will be available with a manual and CVT gearbox option. Renault has already announced that the production version of Kiger SUV will have 80 percent of elements from the concept that they had showcased. Renault is working on Kiger and is expected to launch the same in the first half of 2021. Just like Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger is also expected to have a very competitive price tag.