Renault has finally confirmed the unveiling date of the upcoming Kiger as January 28. Once launched it will rival the likes of Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite & more.
The sub-4m compact-SUV segment is all set to welcome another entrant – Renault Kiger. Based on the CMF-A+ platform, the Kiger shares it underpinning with the recently-launched Nissan Magnite. While the Magnite received a warm response from the Indian audience for its sharp styling and affordable price tag, the same is expected for the Renault Kiger. The French automaker has just confirmed that it will be unveiling the Kiger on January 28. However, the launch is expected to take place sometime later in 2021.
Talking of the design, the Renault Kiger will boast of typical SUV credentials. After having a look at the spy images and the concept images, we can tell that Kiger will feature vertically-split LED headlamps with triple-barrel LED headlamp cluster. On the sides, it will get flared wheel arches to have an imposing road presence. To upkeep the harmony with the front and side profile, the rear facet will boast of adequate bling and drama. Moreover, the high-riding stance of the Kiger will be its design highlight and will lure a lot of customers.
On the feature front, the Kiger will come with a long list of equipment. It will include cruise control, automatic climate control, all-digital instrument cluster, push-button start-stop system, keyless entry & go, auto-foldable and adjustable ORVMs, touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and more. For the safety of the occupants, it will come standard with dual-front airbags, rear parking sensors, seat-belt alarms, high-speed alerts, ABS with EBD, and seat-belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters.
Powertrain options on the Renault Kiger will include a 1.0L naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.0L turbocharged petrol motor. Both of these engine options will feature a 3-cylinder layout. The naturally aspirated motor will develop a peak power output of 72 PS and max torque of 96 Nm whereas the turbo-petrol unit will churn out rated power and torque output of 100 PS and 160 Nm, respectively. The transmission options will include a 5-speed MT and a CVT. Once launched, the Renault Kiger will compete with the likes of Nissan Magnite, Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue and more.