Renault India has now gifted their all-new sub-4 meter SUV Kiger to Olympians Lovlina Borgohain, Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia. The manufacturer had shared images of handing over the vehicles to the Olympians on social media. This is not the first time Renault is doing something like this, recently, they gifted a Renault Kiger SUV to Olympic Medalist, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu as well. Lovlina Borgohain had won a Bronze medal in Boxing at the Tokyo Olympics while Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia won Silver and Bronze medal in wrestling.
Renault Kiger is French car manufacturers latest offering in the Indian market. It has captured lot of attention in the sub-4 meter segment for its pricing. It is currently the most affordable sub-4 meter compact SUV in the segment. Even the top-end trim of the Kiger is priced under Rs 10 lakh, ex-showroom. It competes with cars like Nissan Magnite, Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport in the segment.
Renault Kiger is based on CMF-A platform. This is the same platform which is also used in cars like Renault Kwid, Triber and the Nissan Magnite. In terms of size it is smaller than many of its competitors and that makes it a good city car. Renault Kiger actually gets a design which is a mix of both Kwid and Triber. The front grille is derived from Triber while the LED DRLs and the headlamps positioned on the bumper are from Kwid.
Kiger gets all LED headlamps and fog lamps. A faux skid plate at the front makes it look like an SUV from the front. The side profile of the Kiger reveals black cladding and dual tone machine cut alloy wheels which offer a sporty look to the car. Towards the rear, it gets C -shaped tail lamps, muscular looking bumper and a faux skid plate.
On the inside, Renault offers Kiger with features like a touchscreen infotainment screen, multi-function steering wheel, fully digital instrument cluster, drive modes, fabric seats, reverse parking camera, reverse parking sensors, ABS, airbags and so on. Renault Kiger does not come with cruise control even as an option.
Renault Kiger is available in RXE, RXL, RXT, RXT(O) and RXZ. The manufacturer has presented the top-end RXZ version. Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya were gifted one Kiger each in Radiant Red shade while Lovlina received one in Caspian Blue. In total, Renault offer Kiger in six shades – Radiant Red, Caspian Blue, Moonlight Silver, Planet Grey, Ice Cool White and Mahogany Brown.
Renault Kiger is available with two petrol engine options only. There is a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine. The naturally aspirated petrol engine generates 72 Ps and 96 Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with 5-speed manual and an AMT gearbox option. The next engine on offer is a turbocharged unit. This engine generates 100 Ps and 160 Nm of peak torque. This engine offered with a 5-speed manual and CVT gearbox option.