After making its world debut in India last month, Renault has officially launched the Kiger subcompact SUV in Indian market priced from INR 5.45 lac (PKR 11.88 lac). The flagship variant goes as high as INR 9.55 lac (PKR 20.83 lac). The all new Renault Kiger is available with 2 engines & 3 transmission options distributed across 4 trim levels.
The Kiger measures 3,991mm long, 1,750mm wide, and 1,600mm tall with a 2,500mm wheelbase while boasts an ample 205mm ground clearance. Built on the CMF-A+ platform co-developed by Renault and Nissan, the Kiger is essentially a sister product of Nissan Magnite which was introduced in India in December 2020.
The attractive exterior design looks well connected with other Renault products including the Kwid & Triber with split type LED headlamps, winged chromic grille, sculpted bonnet, beefier bumper with DRLs, flared wheel arches and body claddings. There are pronounced rear haunches, a blacked out C-pillar that renders a floating roof appearance, skid plates, roof rails, shark fin antenna and cool 16-inch wheels to add to the visual appeal of the vehicle.
Renault Kiger Interior
Inside there is an all-black theme with hexagonal elements found on different areas within the interior. The conventional layered dashboard layout gets an 8.0-inch floating touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, the system also support voice commands and allows up to 5 devices to be connected via Bluetooth. Plus there is a multi-function steering wheel & a 7.0-inch TFT digital instrumentation display, air purifier (optional), wireless charging (optional), Arkamys sound system, automatic climate control, ambient lighting, keyless entry, push-button stop-start and wireless Smartphone replication.
Renault Kiger Exterior
Under the hood there are two engines on offer, a 1.0L naturally aspirated three-cylinder engine with 72 hp and 96Nm and a 1.0L turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine producing 100hp of power and 160Nm of peak torque. 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT gearbox options are offered with the base 1.0L petrol variant. The 1.0L turbo-petrol engine is paired to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed CVT gearbox, with three driving modes – Eco, Normal and Sport – that alter the response of the engine, gearbox and steering.
Renault Kiger will go against the likes of Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport, Toyota Urban Cruiser & Nissan Magnite in the highly competitive subcompact crossover segment in Indian market.
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