Renault India recently launched their sub-4 meter compact SUV Kiger in the market. It is Renault’s first ever compact SUV in the highly competitive sub-4 meter segment. Mass production for Renault Kiger has already begun and the prices have also been announced. Price for the new Kiger SUV starts at Rs 5.45 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 9.55 lakh, ex-showroom. Renault Kiger has already started reaching the dealerships too. We would be driving the all-new Kiger later this week and a detailed review about the same would be soon coming soon on our website. Meanwhile, here we have a review video of Kiger Turbo from a vlogger who is sharing his experience.
The video has been uploaded by Amar Drayan on his YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger talks about how the car feels to drive. He starts by talking about the clutch. According to him, it feels very light and is apt for city usage. The gear shifts are also smooth and the brakes also provide god feedback. The steering felt very light when the car was idling but, as soon as it started moving, it weighed up a little bit and feels more connected.
The vlogger then talks about the NVH levels. He said the cabin in Kiger feels insulated and there is not much noise filtering inside the cabin. The vlogger can be seen driving the Kiger through roads with traffic and it did not look like he was having a hard time with the car at all. The Kiger because of its dimensions easy perfect for city usage. The vlogger takes it through some rough patches and said that the suspension on the car is quite comfortable.
The vlogger also talks about the seating position. He says, the seats give him a good view of the road and the bonnet and even the A pillars are not that thick and do not create a blind spot. In terms of power delivery, he drove it in Sports, Normal and Eco mode and the change in power delivery is felt evidently in every mode. Overall, the vlogger felt very impressed with the Kiger’s performance.
Kiger is actually based on the same platform as Nissan Magnite. In fact both Kiger and Magnite are manufactured at the same plant in Chennai. Renault Kiger is available in RXE, RXL, RXT and the RXZ variants. In terms of design, Kiger is actually a mix of both Triber and Kwid. The front grille with chrome inserts is inspired from Triber and the LED DRLs and turn indicators that act as an extension of the grille is actually similar to what we have seen in Kwid.
Dual tone option is available across the range and there are features like wireless charging, touchscreen infotainment screen, digital instrument cluster, rear AC vents and so on. Just like Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger is also available with two petrol engine options only. There is a 1.0 litre, three cylinder, naturally aspirated (NA) and a 1.0 litre, three cylinder, turbocharged engine. The 1.0 litre NA engine is available with manual and AMT gearbox options. The 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine option is available with a manual and CVT gearbox option.