– Will be out there with 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine
– Offered in six exterior shades
Renault has taken the wraps off the production-spec of its sub-compact SUV, the Kiger. This will mark the French automotive maker’s entry into the favored sub-four metre SUV phase in India. Renault had revealed the idea model of the Kiger in November 2020 and has now showcased the production-spec mannequin which might be out there in six exterior colors – Ice Cool White, Planet Grey, Moonlight Grey, Mahogany Brown, Caspian Blue, Radiant Red with Mystery Black Roof.
The Kiger might be a worldwide product for Renault and can debut in India adopted by different worldwide markets. As for the manufacturing, the Kiger might be constructed alongside its cousin Magnite on the Renault-Nissan plant in Chennai.
We already know that the Kiger relies on the CMFA+ platform which underpins its youthful sibling, Triber, and its newly launched cousin – the Nissan Magnite. However, apart from that, the Kiger seems to be no near the Magnite and speaks its personal design language. First take a look at the Kiger, the B-segment SUV sports activities a muscular styling with a cut up two-slat entrance grille and an eye-brow sort LED DRLs. The entrance bumper homes the three-pod projector headlamps with centre-placed air inlet and a skid plate on the backside. The facet profile flaunts a sloping roofline merging into the C-pillar making a floating roof-like design. It additionally has flared wheel arches with chunky plastic cladding across the 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels giving it the SUV-ish stance. The rear is engaging too, with C-shaped cut up taillamps, a sporty roof-mounted spoiler, and an enormous silver fake plate on the backside.
The inside of the Kiger sports activities an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The driver’s show is all digital too with a seven-inch color TFT show and a three-spoke steering wheel. The onboard storage on the SUV is as much as 29 litres excluding the boot house of 405 litre. Other highlights of the cabin is wi-fi smartphone charging, atmosphere lighting, air air purifier, keyless entry, and a sound system from Arkamys.
The powertrain possibility is restricted to a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine making 99bhp and 160Nm of torque paired to a five-speed guide, an AMT, and a CVT unit. It can be geared up with multi-sense drive modes – Normal, Eco and Sports to profit from the three-cylinder engine.
When launched in India within the coming months, the Kiger should cement its place between the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Mahindra XUV300, and the Nissan Magnite.
Commenting on Renault KIGER and the significance of the India market, Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations, shared, “Renault has continued to move forward in India and has navigated the challenging macro-economic environment, bettering the industry trends. We have managed this by our robust business strategy which includes our exciting product range, laser-sharp focus on quality and customer centricity and our aggressive network ramp up across the country. Today, we take another major step in India with the global reveal of Renault KIGER, our all-new B-SUV which will stand out as an excitingly sporty, super smart and attractively stunning offering. Following Duster, which made SUVs accessible to a large set of people, not just in India but across the world, Renault KIGER will once again make SUV aspirations accessible to a whole new set of customers and we look forward to building on our increasing customer base with this new game-changer.”