Renault Kiger is set to launch in our market in the first quarter of 2021. Here are the latest spy shots of this car under its near-production form.
Renault has a plan to develop its product range in our market. One of the upcoming models that Renault is about to launch in our market is the Renault Kiger. Last month, the Kiger concept was officially revealed. Recently, we have seen the close-production version of the car plying on Indian road under disguise.
As far as we know, the Renault Kiger is based on the Nissan Magnite in a way. To be specific, the upcoming sub-four-meter SUV shares the same platform and engine setting with its older sibling. Renault Kiger is expected to hit showrooms in the first quarter of 2021. It is expected to be the key product on Renault’s India-bound line-up.
Renault Kiger has been spotted several times before. However, in the latest spy shots, we have seen the closest-to-production version of the new SUV. While these test mules were heavily camouflaged, there are still some valuable clues given away. For example, under the camouflage, one of these test mules seems to be painted in a similar shade of blue which is similar to the concept version. On the front, there are thin headlights with the split setting.
To the rear end, it could be pointed out that the new SUV will get C-shaped LED taillights on a sculpted boot lid, along with a raked rear windshield. The silhouette of the car is closer to a crossover than a proper SUV, which makes it look like a butch version of the Renault Kwid. The split headlights on the front also strongly resemble those on the Kwid hatchback.
Renault Kiger is developed on the CMF-A+ platform which can be found on the Renault Triber. Other than the similar platform, the upcoming sub-four-meter SUV will also borrow some interior elements from the Triber.
Up to this point, Renault has not yet confirmed anything regarding the powertrain options of the Kiger. However, it is expected that the new SUV will carry forward the engine settings from its sibling, Nissan Magnite. The Magnite is currently available with two engines, a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder engine and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine. As for the transmission options, it is expected to come with a similar 5-speed manual gearbox. However, instead of the CVT gearbox offered on the Magnite, the Kiger will get an alternative of AMT gearbox. Renault Kiger will be produced locally at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam, Tamil Nadu. In all likelihood, this MPV will be priced competitively.