French car manufacturer Renault has been present in the Indian market for over a decade. The manufacturer has been working on a sub-4 meter compact SUV for Indian market for quite some time. The product is known as Kiger and is almost ready to be launched in the market. The Kiger compact SUV will be unveiled on 28th January 2021. The Kiger will compete with SUVs like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and recently launched Nissan Magnite in the segment. Renault has already shared the concept version of upcoming SUV and the SUV has also been spotted testing on our roads several times. The SUV will be launched in the market soon and here are the things that we know about the Kiger so far.
Renault has shared several teaser images of the upcoming Kiger SUV. The teaser image gives a vague idea about how the SUV might actually look like. The front of the Kiger is expected to get a grille which is similar to the one seen on Triber. There will be a set of LED DRLs which will actually look like an extension of the grille itself. Turn indicators will also be integrated inside the DRL area.
From several spy pictures that we have seen in the past, it is evident that the Kiger will get a muscular front bumper with three LED projector headlamps placed on it. The split headlamp design is actually becoming a trending thing among new age SUVs. It will get a sporty looking alloy wheel and it is expected to get a functional roof rail and a roof mounted spoiler. The rear will also have a muscular looking bumper with split tail lamps and Kiger branding on the boot with Renault logo.
Renault Kiger will not be the most feature loaded SUV in the segment. Renault will be offering a decent list of features like a touchscreen infotainment screen, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, multi function steering wheel and so on. It may even offer features like wireless charging, 360 degree camera and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay feature. The higher variants would also offer cruise control and the interiors are expected to get a dual tone finish. It will offer features like rear parking sensors, parking camera, ABS, EBD, dual airbags and so on.
Kiger is based on the CMF-A+ platform. This is the same platform that we have seen in Renault Triber, Kwid and even on the recently launched Nissan Magnite. The production version of the Kiger will share some components with the Magnite. Some of the components used inside the car will be the same as the one seen in Magnite.
Coming to the engine options, Renault will offer it with petrol engines only. It will be the same engine options that we have already seen in Nissan Magnite. There will be a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 72 Ps and 96 Nm of torque. This engine will come with come with a manual gearbox option only. The second engine option will be a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine option which will generate 100 Ps and 160 Nm of peak torque. This engine would come with manual and CVT gearbox option, just like Nissan Magnite.
The Renault Kiger will be manufactured here at Renault-Nissan Alliance plant located at Oragadam, Tamil Nadu. The Kiger is sub-4 meter compact SUV and it is a very competitive segment in the Indian market. Just like Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger is also expected to get a very competitive price tag. It might even become the most affordable compact SUV in the market.