The 2021 Renault Kiger has been formally unveiled within the production-spec model and the brand new subcompact SUV will hit the showrooms later this yr.
The much-awaited Renault Kiger subcompact SUV has lastly been unveiled within the production-spec guise, forward of its launch scheduled later this yr. With the Kiger, Renault India joins the sub 4-metre SUV bandwagon and the brand new providing relies on the CMF-A+ platform that has been co-developed by Renault and Nissan. So, sure, the brand new Kiger is a cousin to the newly-launched Nissan Magnite that is raking in some stellar reserving numbers since its launch in December 2020. The new Renault Kiger builds on the idea model that was showcased final yr and practically 80 per cent of the design theme has made it to manufacturing because the automaker promised. The new automotive has been designed for India and will probably be made on the model’s Tamil Nadu facility.
The Kiger is the second Renault product after the Triber to be primarily based on the CMF-A+ platform. However, the design is totally new in comparison with its MUV sibling. The subcompact SUV sports activities a extra dynamic design language proper from the cut up LED headlamps to the daring grille with the LED DRLs masking the entrance face. The mannequin continues to sport pronounced wheels arches that accommodate 16-inch metal and diamond-cut alloy wheels, relying on the variant. The arches on the rear are notably flared and likewise incorporate the C-shaped LED taillights with the signature sample. You additionally see butch bumpers at both finish with a skid plate on the rear, roof rails and a roof-mounted spoiler on the rear to finish the look. The mannequin additionally will get a excessive floor clearance at about 205 mm.
Inside, the brand new Renault Kiger will get a easy but feature-rich format. The mannequin will get an 8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system, 7-inch digital instrument console, local weather management, engine start-stop, steering mounted controls and extra. There’s additionally the Arkamays 3D sound system, wi-fi charging, electrical sunroof, and rear AC vents with a 12-volt charging slot The SUV will get a dual-tone themed cabin with cloth upholstery on the seats and door pads. The boot capability stands at 405 litres with over 29 litres of storages areas within the cabin. The automotive can even have 5 accent packs on supply, including extra options over and above the usual model.
Under the bonnet, the brand new Renault Kiger will use the identical engines just like the Nissan Magnite. Renault has confirmed 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol with 98 bhp and 160 Nm of peak torque. There can even be the 1.0-litre three-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol obtainable with 71 bhp and 96 Nm of peak torque. The engines will probably be paired with a 5-speed gearbox, whereas the automated choices will embody an AMT in addition to a CVT. The new Kiger can even include three driving modes – Eco, Normal and Sport – in a segment-first function.
The 2021 Renault Kiger is anticipated to go on sale by mid-year, and costs will probably be extraordinarily aggressive. It will probably be attention-grabbing to see if Renault will undercut the Magnite’s costs, no less than within the introductory type. Expect the brand new Kiger to be priced from ₹ 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards, making it one of many extra inexpensive decisions within the section. The mannequin will compete in opposition to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue and the likes.