Renault will join the crowded compact SUV space with its new Kiger launching in March. Though it looks good in stock trim, we have got this render which arguably makes it look even better.
Renault has officially unveiled its new Kiger compact SUV ahead of its official launch in March 2021. Renault has stated it will be priced aggressively, and given that its sibling the Nissan Magnite shares the same platform, the Kiger could be launched at an introductory price of Rs 4.99 lakh as well. This will make it the cheapest compact SUV as the Magnite’s prices have increased to Rs 5.49 lakh. Upon launch, the Kiger will compete against the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza in a very competitive segment. Today we have got this render of the new Kiger is a sporty avatar.
The video has been uploaded by SRK designs on YouTube, and we can see what a sport edition of the new Renault Kiger may look like. The most obvious change is the new two-tone paint job. Close to half of the Kiger has a new black shade with a mud splatter pattern. The stock wheels have been binned for a fetching set of new black twin-spoke alloys which compliments the lowered ride height. There’s a new aerodynamic roof box to stow away things that can’t fit in the boot. Overall, it's not a major overhaul, but it gives the new Kiger more character.
The Kiger is based on the CMF-A+ platform co-developed by Renault and Nissan. On the exterior, it gets features like split LED headlamps, new grille design, chunky bumper, roof rails, a roof-mounted spoiler, C shaped LED taillights and skid plates. Squared off wheel arches are filled in by 16-inch geometric design alloy wheels. Over to the interior, the Renault Kiger’s top-trim will comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and voice command support. There’s an Arkamys audio system with 4 speakers and 4 tweeters while other features like climate control, ambient lighting, push-button start/stop, and keyless entry will be available as well. An air purifier will be available as an optional extra as well.
The Renault Kiger will share powertrain options with the Nissan Magnite which means it will launch with two petrol engine options. The first one is a 1.0 litre 3-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol which makes 81 PS/96 Nm of peak power and torque figures and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The other choice is a 1.0 litre 3-pot turbo-petrol makes figures of 100PS/160 Nm with the 5-speed manual and 100 PS/152 Nm when paired to the CVT auto. The compact SUV segment is currently one of the fastest-growing and most competitive segments in the Indian auto market. The Kiger will be the latest one to join the segment, and it will be interesting to see how it fares after the initial interest fades out.