Renault Kiger is launching in March. Today we have this specs and features comparison between the Kiger and Tata Nexon.
Renault has just globally unveiled its Kiger, which will be the latest competitor in the crowded compact SUV segment. Sales of the Kiger will commence from March, and given it shares the same modular platform as its sibling the Nissan Magnite, expect it to be priced aggressively. It will rival the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue and the Tata Nexon. The Nexon is one of the most popular choices in the segment, and today we are comparing it against the Kiger in specs, features, and dimensions.
In terms of features, the Renault Kiger comes equipped with several high-end features such as LED DRLs, dual-tone bumpers, 16-inch alloys, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a digital instrument cluster, climate control, dual glove box, cruise control, around view monitor and more. It also gets a premium sound system from Arkamys while an air purifier is optional.
The Tata Nexon is feature-loaded as well and comes fitted with features like LED headlamps and tail-lamps, faux skid plates, 16-inch dual-tone alloys, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a digital instrument cluster, climate control, electric sunroof, push-button start, connected car tech, wearable smart key and others.
In terms of proportions, the Tata Nexon comes in at 3,994mm in length, 1,821mm in width and 1,617mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,600mm. Compared to this, the Kiger is 3,991mm long, 1,750mm wide, 1,600mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,500mm. The Nexon is 3mm longer, 71mm wider and 17mm taller than the Kiger. Adding to it, the wheelbase is 100mm longer than the French rival.
The Renault Kiger is available with two engine options – a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol and a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol. Paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the 1.0L NA engine produces 72 PS/96Nm of peak power and torque. In turbo form, the engine makes peak power and torque figures of 100 PS/160Nm of torque. It can be mated to a 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission.
You get choices of both petrol and diesel in the Tata Nexon, the petrol being a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo which makes peak power and torque figures of 120 PS/170 Nm. The oil-burner is a 1.5-litre unit which makes 110 PS/260 Nm of peak power and torque. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT.
Prices are yet to be revealed for the Renault Kiger, though since it is similar to the Nissan Magnite, it may also be launched at an aggressive introductory price tag of Rs 4.99 lakh. Prices for the Tata Nexon range from Rs 7.10 lakh – Rs 12.79 lakh. Do note all prices are ex-showroom.