Nissan launched the all-new Magnite in the Indian market earlier this month. Renault will soon launch its own iteration of the Magnite next year. Here are the detailed images of the Kiger that will launch soon.
The images by Electric Vehicle Web are from a Chinese repository and it looks very similar to the concept model images released officially by Renault India some time ago. The all-new Renault’s compact SUV, which is codenamed as Kiger will get a similar family design. At the front, the Kiger will come with a sleek grille with the LED DRLs integrated to both extremes of the grille. It will get the split headlamp set-up like many other cars in the Indian market. The main headlamp cluster is located near the bumper of the car and they seem to be all-LED units.
On the side, the all-new Kiger gets solid plastic cladding that adds a bold look to the vehicle. The wheel arches also get plastic detailing to add the rugged look. The rear of the vehicle shows the LED lamps. There is a contrasting highlight on the bumper and the tailpipe is positioned in the middle of the bumper. However, Renault will tweak the design for the production model.
The Kiger is based on the CMF-A+ platform that is derived from the CMF-A. It is designed and developed for low-cost vehicles as the vehicles based on the CMF-B platform are quite expensive for markets like India.
Renault Kiger EV
Renault India’s CEO & MD Venkatram Mamillapalle said that there is a possibility of launching an EV based on the Kiger in future. Since the battery packs are mounted to the floor of the vehicle, the CMF-A+ platform will need some tweaks too. Renault already offers the CMF-A platform-based Kwid EV or City K-ZE in the Chinese market. There is a great possibility of getting to see the Kiger EV in the future.
If launched, the Kiger EV will take on the likes of Tata Nexon EV and the upcoming Mahindra XUV300 EV or the eXUV300 as called by the company. Mahindra is planning to launch the eXUV300 in 2022 in the Indian market. Coming back to the Kiger EV, there are details on the battery pack, charging, range or power. However, it can utilise the same options as the Kwid EV. In China, the Kwid EV gets a 26.8 kWh battery pack that is good for about 370 km of range.
Renault Kiger launch in India
Renault planned to launch the Kiger in India in 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 related lockdowns and delays, the launch will now happen in 2021. Renault is already testing the Kiger on the Indian roads but the car remains heavily camouflaged. It is likely that the upcoming Kiger will share the engine and transmission options with the Nissan Magnite, which is also based on the same platform. There is a huge demand for Magnite in the Indian market and in some cities, the waiting period has reached 9 months. The Magnite is currently the most affordable car in the segment and undercuts the likes of Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and more. Renault is also likely to price the Kiger competitively.