Renault India announced that there all-new sub-4 meter compact SUV Kiger is currently the most efficient SUV in the segment. Renault announced that the Kiger sub-4 meter SUV’s turbo petrol version now has a ARAI certified fuel economy of 20.5 kmpl. Renault launched the Kiger SUV in the market earlier this year and it is currently the most affordable sub-4 meter SUV one can buy in the country. It competes with the likes of Nissan Magnite, Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue in the segment. Renault has been present in Indian market for almost a decade and they have decent number of cars in their portfolio.
The test was conducted on Renault Kiger 1.0 litre turbo petrol with a 5-speed manual gearbox option. The 1.0 litre, three cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine is capable of generating 100 Ps and 160 Nm of peak torque. The engine not only offers performance but it has also comes with best in class fuel efficiency of 20.5 kmpl. Renault has only announced ARAI certified fuel efficiency for turbo petrol engine. The figures for naturally aspirated variant are not announced yet.
In terms of looks, Renault Kiger gets a bold and muscular design. It gets a design that is inspired from other Renault products available in Indian market. The headlamp for example is placed on the bumper like Kwid whereas the front grille might remind you of Triber. On the side profile, Kiger continues to offer SUV like design with the help black cladding around the wheel arches, 16 inch alloy wheels, roof rails and so on. At the rear, it gets a muscular design with C-shaped tail lamps with Kiger branding on the tailgate. Renault Triber is based on CMFA+ platform which is also used in cars like Kwid, Triber and Nissan Kicks.
Moving in, Renault offers decent number of features in it. It has a touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless. The car also offers multi-function steering wheel, fully digital instrument cluster, drive modes, Ambient light, Arkamys sound system and so on. In order to celebrate their 10 year anniversary in India, Renault had introduced a new RXT(O) trim which was available with the naturally aspirated petrol engine only. RXT(O) variant offers a bit more features than regular RXT variant.
Renault is also offering several attractive schemes and promotions for all the existing and potential customers. Renault has announced special offers for the customers, providing maximum benefits of up to INR 1,30,000 on select variants across its product range. These offers can be availed while purchasing a new Renault vehicle during this period. Renault also rolled out 10 unique loyalty rewards to mark the brand’s 10 years celebration.
Renault Kiger is only offered with petrol engine option. The naturally aspirated 1.0 litre, three cylinder engine offered 72 Ps and 96 Nm of torque. This engine is available with a manual and an AMT gearbox option. The turbo petrol version on the other hand gets a 5-speed manual and a CVT gearbox option. Price for Renault Kiger starts at Rs 5.64 lakh, ex-showroom and go up to Rs 10.09 lakh, ex-showroom. Renault is also exporting Kiger to South Africa and the SAARC region and plans to expand to other international markets.