French car manufacturer unveiled their latest SUV called the Renault Kiger earlier today. This is the third offering from the automaker’s portfolio and will be launched in India first and will then be sold at other countries. Here are some of the details on the Kiger which were showcased during the launch in Delhi, India.
The Kiger shares a familiar Renault design aspect with those split LED daytime running lights and LED headlights underneath on the front bumper. The crossover SUV looks butch with sculpted bonnet, muscular wheel arches and the distinctive honeycomb-shaped chrome effect in the front grille with the large Renault badge. From the side the Kiger stands its two tone paint scheme which includes a black roof, the 16-inch multispoke alloy wheels all add to a unique design element of the Kiger. An all-new LED taillights add to the design elements of the Kiger from which also includes an aluminum skid in the rear.
There will be two different engine options that are going to be available with the Kiger when it launches. A 1-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine will be on offer which makes 71bhp and 96Nm of torque and would be mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT automatic gearbox. The other engine on offer would be a 1-litre 3-cylinder turbo-petrol which produces 98bhp and 160Nm and available with a 5-speed manual at present with the option of a 5-speed CVT automatic gearbox which will not be available initially. Three driving modes too are in offer – Normal, Eco and Sport
The Renault Kiger consists of 4 airbags, two for each front passengers and two curtain airbags around the front windows. The passengers of the Kiger will have a three-point seatbelts apart from the middle passenger at the rear bench who will get a two-point seatbelt. An official crash test rating hasn’t taken place for the Kiger so there isn’t an official rating score for this vehicle as of now.
The higher trim levels of the Kiger are offered with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in-built, a reverse camera with parking sensors, automatic climate control, a keyless key card system and an 8 speaker audio system with 4 tweeters and 4 speakers. The Kiger also offers ambiance lighting that changes the background colour on the 7-inch TFT instrument cluster depending on the driving mode selected by the driver. The Kiger is the first in its segment to offer a PM2.5 Clean Air Filter as standard.
The Renault Kiger will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza. When launched, the Renault Kiger expected to be priced cheaper than the Nissan Magnite which could help gain sales figures compared to its competitors.