After the success of Kwid hatchback and Triber MPV, the carmakers are planning to enter in the most competitive and high sales churning segment, the sub4-metre compact SUV with their upcoming Kiger SUV.
What is Renault Kiger?
Renault Kiger (codenamed HBX) is a 5-seater sub compact SUV offered with two petrol engine and rivals the likes of Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Ford Ecosport, Nissan Magnite, Honda WR-V and Maruti Vitara Brezza.
What are the dimensions of Renault Kiger?
Renault Kiger will measure 3,995 mm in length and the other dimensions will be similar to the other compact SUVs. Ground clearance is expected to be around 180 mm while kerb weight will be between 1150 kg to 1200 kg.
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How does Renault Kiger Look?
Renault Kiger borrows the styling from Kwid hatchback including the split type headlamp unit. But for Kiger certain tweaks will be made to distinguish between the two Renault cars. Upfront it features LED turn indicators above the LED headlamps with classy DRLs. Instead of one, it will have two slat grille.
Coming to the sides, these are 15-inch multi spoke alloy wheels and Kiger looks like extended Kwid from the side profile. The rear windscreen is raked while the C-shaped tail lamps looks elegant. From the rear section, it has more of a coupe stance.
What about the interiors of Renault Kiger?
The cabin of Kiger will be similar to that of Triber. Steering wheel comes from Kwid while the digital instrument cluster will be borrowed from Triber MPV. 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system will be placed in the centre of the dashboard. Rear air con vents will be on offer apart from auto climate control. Headrest adjustment is likely to be for the rear seats only.
What will be the engine options of Renault Kiger?
Renault Kiger will have two petrol engine – 1.0 L unit coming from Triber and 1.0 L turbo unit with better power and torque options.
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- The 1.0 litre BR10 3 cylinder petrol engine with 5 speed manual and AMT will be offered in the basic and middle trims. Output figures are 71 BHP and 96 NM of torque with mileage as high as 22 kmpl.
- 1.0 litre HR10 3 cylinder turbocharged petrol will be limited to middle and top end variants and has got 5 speed manual and CVT automatic. It belts out 99 BHP and 160 NM of peak torque with mileage expected at 20.5 kmpl.
- It won’t have a Diesel engine on offer neither a petrol-CNG bi-fuel is on way anytime soon.
What features will Renault offer in Kiger?
Renault Kiger will be quite a value for money offering and the French carmakers sub compact SUV will be loaded with at par with the segment rivals. Some of the top features that the upcoming Renault compact SUV will offer are:
- 4 airbags
- Reverse Parking Camera
- 8-inch infotainment System
- Digital Instrument Cluster
- Connected Car Technology
- Shark Finn Antenna
- LED headlamps, DRLs & tail lamps
- 15-inch Alloys
- Automatic AC & Rear A/C Vents
- Power Foldable ORVMs
- Rear Wiper
- Rear Defogger
Which platform will Kiger use?
Renault Kiger will be based on CMF-A+ platform which underpins the Triber MPV and will also forms basis for the upcoming Nissan Magnite compact SUV.
What is the expected pricing of Renault Kiger?
Renault Kiger will be highly competitive offering. It will undercut all its rivals in terms of pricing except for its cousin, Nissan Magnite. It will have starting price of Rs. 5.5 Lakhs with the top end turbo petrol with CVT costing Rs. 8 Lakhs (Ex Showroom).
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When will Renault launch Kiger SUV in India?
Launch of Renault Kiger was supposed to happen in July 2020 but due to coronavirus pandemic, now the entry of Renault’s sub compact SUV will take place by October 2020.