Renault just launched the Kiger compact-SUV in the Indian market. It is the most affordable compact-SUV that you can currently buy as it starts from just Rs. 5.45 lakhs ex-showroom. The bookings for the Kiger are already open. The Kiger is competing in one of the most competitive segments of India, which is the compact-SUV segment. It will be competing with Kia Sonet, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford Ecosport and the Nissan Magnite. Here is a render of the Kiger with a sporty racing paint job in with the compact-SUV does look really attractive. The video has been uploaded by SRK Designs on his YouTube channel.
The artist has given the Kiger a sporty dual paint job. The default colour of the vehicle in the video is Blue on which the artist has used a black mud splash effect on the rear half of the compact-SUV. The stock alloy wheels have been replaced with smart-looking twin 5-spoke alloy wheels finished in black. Due to this the ride height of the SUV has decreased, but it now gives a much more sporty stance to the Kiger. The alloy wheels also get blue highlighting which looks nice. Then there is a roof box mounted on the roof rails which can store items that will not fit in the boot.
The Renault Kiger and the Nissan Magnite share the same underpinning and engine options. So, the Kiger is based on the CMF-A+ platform which also underpins the Renault Triber. There are two petrol engines on offer. There is a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine generates a maximum power output of 70 Bhp and 96 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed EASY-R AMT gearbox. Then there is the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with an output of 98 Bhp and peak torque of 160 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed CVT automatic transmission. Renault is also offering driving modes, namely Eco, Sport and Normal. The ground clearance of the Kiger is 205 mm and it has a segment-leading boot capacity of 405-litres.
There are four variants on the offer – RXE, RXL, RXT and the RXZ, which is the top-end version of the car. It comes with features like a digital instrument cluster, LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, C-Shaped LED tail lamps, speakers sourced from Arkamys, multi-function steering wheel, multi-information display, automatic climate control and a lot more. There is an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Both of which are wireless. Renault also offers an air purifier and wireless charger as an official accessory. It also gets a push button to start/stop, rear AC vents, electric adjustment for the outside rearview mirrors etc. For safety equipment, there are up to 4 airbags, ABS with EBD and Electronic Stability Control. The Kiger does miss out on an electric sunroof and cruise control.