Sub-4 meter compact SUV segment is one of the most popular in Indian market. Almost all the car manufacturers have at least one product in this segment. One of the latest product that got launched in this segment was the all-new Nissan Magnite. Nissan Magnite competes with the likes of Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport in the segment. Magnite is doing well in terms of numbers and has a long waiting period as well. Another sub-4 meter compact SUV that will soon be coming to the market is Renault Kiger. Renault has started production of Kiger and it has already started arriving the dealerships. Here we have a video that compares Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger in terms of looks and features that it offers.
The video has been uploaded by Power On Wheel on their youtube channel. The presenter starts by showing the Renault Kiger. He starts with the exterior of the Kiger and says that he personally like the front end on Renault Kiger. It looks much more stylish than that of the Nissan Magnite. The Kiger gets triber like grille that extend and meet LED DRLs on both ends. The headlamps are placed on the lower part of the bumper with ice cube design to it. The Magnite on the other hand gets Datsun like front grille with sleek all-LED headlamps and boomerang shaped LED LED DRLs on the bumper. The Magnite also gets a projector fog lamp on the lower part of the bumper.
When it comes to dimensions, Renault Kiger is actually smaller than the Magnite. It is 3991 mm long, 1750 mm wide and 1600 mm tall whereas the Nissan Magnite is 3994 mm long, 1758 mm wide and 1572 mm tall. Both SUVs offer 205mm ground clearance. Both SUVs are available with 16 inch sporty looking alloy wheels, functional roof rails, electrically adjustable ORVMs with integrated turn indicator and side cladding all around the body. Nissan Magnite gets chrome and silver ganishes around the window line and door handles whereas in Kiger it is all body coloured or black.
The vlogger then talks about the rear of both SUVs. He personally felt that Kiger had a better looking rear. It does not mean that Magnite looks bad. Its just that he personally preferred the ‘C’ shaped tail lamps on Kiger. Both SUVs get roof mounted spoiler whereas Kiger is the only one to get a shark fin antenna. There are rear defogger and wipers on both SUVs. Both Kiger and Magnite get a muscular looking bumper with silver faux skid plate at the bottom.
Moving inside, both SUVs offer more less the same set of features but, the cabin layout and the way Renault has designed the cabin looks much more better. Nissan has come up with an entirely new design for the cabin whereas Renault used Triber’s cabin and slightly redesigned it for Kiger. Both SUVs have features like touchscreen infotainment system, wireless charging, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay but, only Kiger gets drive modes. Kiger also misses out on features like cruise control. The fully digital instrument cluster on Magnite looks of a better quality in comparison to the Kiger.
Both Kiger and Magnite are powered by the same set of engine and gearbox options. The only difference is that the naturally aspirated version of Kiger will get an AMT option whereas Magnite comes with manual only. The turbo petrol version will continue to offer manual and CVT gearbox options on both SUVs. Kiger when launched will be the most affordable sub-4 meter compact SUV in the market.