Know in details 7 key things of the upcoming Renault Kiger compact SUV

The new Renault Kiger will share a number of equipment including its platform, powertrain with the recently launched Nissan Magnite in India

Renault Kiger

Renault India has only three products in its Indian line-up, which includes the Renault Kwid, Renault Triber and Renault Duster. However, none of these three cars has been successful as compared to their direct competitors. Although Renault is working on a new car in India, in the segment which is not yet included in the company lineup.

The car is none other than the Kiger sub-4 meter SUV. The company hopes that the Kiger (codenamed HBC) may change its fortune in the country, as it may also be the cheapest car in its segment after its launch in India. Here we are going to tell you about 7 important things about Kiger before its launch.

1. Platform & Dimensions

Renault Kiger

The new Renault Kiger will share the platform with the recently launched Nissan Magnite in India. It is being said that it will be developed on Renault-Nissan modular CMF-A+ platform. The Renault Triber has also been developed on this platform. Talking about dimensions, the size of Kiger will be similar to that of Magnite. If we talk about Magnite dimensions, so the dimensions are length is 3994 mm, width is 1758 mm and is 1572 mm tall and also its wheelbase is 2500 mm. The car has 205 mm ground clearance. The wheelbase of the Kiger will likely to be similar, while some minor change can be seen in other dimensions.

2. Design

Renault Kiger

The Kiger will have a different design than the Nissan Magnite and will be similar to other Renault cars such as the Triber and Duster. Renault showed the Kiger in a video in a concept form last month and has confirmed that the production model will be nearly 80 per cent identical to the show car. The Kiger is said to feature a split-headlamp design as well as Renault's signature grille. Front and rear skid plates, as well as body cladding, are expected to equipped in this SUV. In the rear, the Kiger will get a roof-mounted spoiler, as well as LED tail lamps.

3. Powertrain

Renault Kiger

The powertrain for Kiger is being sourced from Magnite. The Magnite is currently offered with two different 1.0-litre petrol engines, one is a naturally aspirated unit that generates 72 Ps of power and 96 Nm of peak torque, while the other one is a turbo petrol engine that generates 100 Ps of power and 160 Nm of torque. The same turbo engine produces 152 Nm of torque with a CVT gearbox. Like the Magnite, both the engines of Kiger will get a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the turbo petrol unit will be available with an optional CVT automatic gearbox.

4. Features

Renault Kiger

Renault Kiger will also share a number of equipment with the Nissan Magnite, including possibly an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple car play and Android Auto, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, LED projector headlamps, cruise control, steering mounted control, voice recognition technology and push-button start/stop function. It will also get features like electrically adjustable wing mirrors and automatic climate control.

5. Safety

Renault Kiger

In terms of safety, Kiger will get dual front airbags, 360-degree camera, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, tire pressure monitoring system and ISOFIX child seat anchors. Apart from this, there will be a front seatbelt reminder on offer as well as a high-speed alert system. 

6. Launch and price

Renault Kiger

Like Nissan Magnite, Kiger's biggest USP will be its price. It is expected that the company will decide its price aggressively. It is expected that after launch, this car will become the cheapest sub-4 meter SUV in India. The car can be launched in March 2021. Nissan Magnite is currently the cheapest car in the segment in the country, with an initial price of Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom). However, from January 1, 2021, the base price will increase to Rs 5.54 lakh (ex-showroom). Similarly, the price of Kiger will also be between 5 to 9 lakh rupees.

7. Competitors

The sub-4 meter SUV segment is the busiest space in India and is gaining considerable popularity. There are 8 cars available in this segment so after launch, it will compete with recently launched its cousin Nissan Magnite, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and the Ford Ecosport.

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