Renault Kiger will be launched on January 28, 2021. The production-ready version is expected to be more or less similar to the concept version revealed last year.
Renault is readying for the launch of the Kiger sub-compact SUV in the international market as well as in the Indian market. It is recently confirmed that the Renault Kiger will make its debut on January 28, 2021.
Last year, the Renault Kiger was unveiled under the near-production form. It is confirmed that the production-ready version will be 80 percent identical to the concept design revealed earlier. We expect to see the final model to carry forward quirky design elements from the concept version. As per the test mule pictures, the production-ready version will come with split LED headlights, pronounced rear arches, heavy body cladding and more. On the rear end, the Kiger is expected to get C-shaped LED taillamps, a floating roof, and a dominant rear spoiler. In terms of styling, there are undeniable resembles between the Renault Kiger and the hatchback Renault Kwid. With raked windshields on the front and rear, the Kiger looks more like a crossover than a proper upright SUV.
The interior of Renault Kiger is not revealed yet. However, the spy images suggest that the Kiger will share some similar elements with the Renault Triber. In fact, the Kiger will carry forward the glovebox, steering wheel, digital instrument cluster from the Triber. In terms of features, the Kiger is expected to come with features like automatic climate control, keyless entry and go, multi-control steering wheels, floating touchscreen infotainment system.
Renault Kiger is slated to launch on January 28 2021
Mechanic-wise, the Renault Kiger is based on the Nissan Magnite. The upcoming SUV will adopt a similar platform and engine setting from the Magnite. It means that the Kiger will come with two engine options, a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder engine and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine. About the transmission options, it is likely that the Kiger will only inherit the 5-speed manual gearbox. However, instead of CVT gearbox, the AMT gearbox will be on offer. Moreover, the Kiger will also be underpinned by the CMF-A+ platform used on Magnite.
About the prices, the Renault Kiger is likely to be priced competitively, undercutting most of its rivals in the sub-compact SUVs. Compared to its older sibling, the Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger will be positioned higher. At the moment, Nissan Magnite is priced from Rs 5.49 lakh to Rs 9.59 lakh. Renault Kiger will be manufactured at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam, Tamil Nadu.