Renault launched their first ever sub-4 meter compact SUV Kiger in the market earlier this year. It is based on the same platform as Nissan Magnite which got launched in India last year. Renault Kiger is actually an SUV that competes with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and even the Nissan Magnite in the highly competitive sub-4 meter SUV segment.
Renault Kiger is currently the most affordable sub-4 meter SUV one can buy in India and there is a long waiting period on the SUV for the same reason. It comes with a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated and a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine options. Here we have a video that tries to find out how fuel efficient the naturally aspirated version of Kiger can actually be.
The video has been uploaded by Auto Crew on their YouTube channel. The video starts with vlogger explaining the plan. He along with the owner of the vehicle are out to find out the fuel efficiency of Renault Kiger non-turbo variant. The SUV is the top-end variant with AMT gearbox.
It is a new car that has done around 460 kms on the odometer. The vlogger resets the trip meter, fuel efficiency and then fills petrol to the brim. It has a fuel tank capacity of 40 litres and it took in around 43 litres as they had filled it to the brim. Once they had filled it, they drive out of the fuel pump and switch to eco mode.
Vlogger plans to do a 100 kms run and during this run he will be switching between Eco, Normal and Sports mode after every 30 kms. This is done in order to get an idea on how the car performs in each mode and how fuel efficient can the car actually be. The car is being driven mostly on expressway with some distance in city roads as well.
After driving it in the city and expressway for almost 33 kms, driver switches to Normal Mode. After covering almost 33 kms, the fully digital instrument cluster on the Renault was showing a fuel economy of around 18.5 kmpl. The owner drove it in Normal mode for another 30+ kms to find out the fuel efficiency. After covering 68.5 kms on odometer, the car display was showing a fuel efficiency of 19.2 kmpl.
The mileage run was about to end so, the next 30+ kms, the owner drove in Sport mode. On the highway, the car was being driven with AC turned On and they were maintaining a speed between 80-90 kmph. As Kiger does not come with Cruise control, the driver had to maintain the speed with his right foot.
After covering 100 kms, the instrument cluster showed a fuel efficiency of 19.3 kmpl. As the fuel pump was away, they drove it back to the pump in normal and when they refilled, it took in 5.04 litre of fuel. Total distance covered by the Kiger was 105.9 kms and the amount of fuel it took in was 5.04 lts. This translates to a fuel efficiency of 21 kmpl which is great for a car of this segment.