Renault Kiger Compact SUV Launched In India; Priced From Rs. 5.45 Lakh

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Renault Kiger comes with segment-largest boot capacity of 405 litres and is powered by a 1.0-litre NA petrol and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine

Renault India has today introduced the Kiger compact SUV based on the Kiger Show Car concept unveiled late last year. The deliveries of the Kiger will commence next month and it is based on the CMF-A+ platform that also underpins the recently launched and competitively priced Nissan Magnite. The five-seater comes with a starting price of Rs. 5.45 lakh and it goes all the way up to Rs. 9.55 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Kiger is offered in a choice of six colour schemes – Ice Cool White, Planet Grey, Moonlight Grey, Mahogany Brown, Caspian Blue, and Radiant Red with Mystery Black roof (offered in the range-topping model only), with dual-tone paint jobs available on all trims. On the outside, the Kiger features a bold and stylish front fascia giving a fresh vibe.

It has a prominent front grille with chrome highlights in honeycomb shape and they lead on to the slim LED Daytime Running Lights. The triple cubed LED headlamps are grafted in the middle of the front bumper in an octagonal shaped chromed casing and the lower part of the bumper has a large central opening. You could also spot the chrome reflector, raked windscreen and muscular bonnet.

Elsewhere, the floating roof design certainly grabs attention giving a coupe-like appearance and the large greenhouse is ensured by the sporty pillar that did not go down the traditional upright route. The unique cut out aero spoiler complements the rear design along with shark fin antenna, C-shaped LED tail lamps, bold Kiger letter inscribed on the sculpted boot structure, slanting rear windshield, etc.

Energy MT Rs. 5.45 Lakh Rs. 6.14 Lakh
EASY-R AMT Rs. 6.59 Lakh
Turbo MT Rs. 7.14 Lakh
X-Tronic CVT

The top-end variants are offered with diamond cut alloy wheels and the circular wheel arch cladding adds masculinity. The Kiger is brimmed with practicality and has the segment-largest boot space of 405 litres, which can be extended to 879 litres when the second row is folded. It has a high ground clearance of 205 mm as well and the top-spec trims feature an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Energy MT Rs. 6.60 Lakh Rs. 7.55 Lakh
EASY-R AMT Rs. 7.05 Lakh Rs. 8.00 Lakh
Turbo MT Rs. 7.60 Lakh Rs. 8.55 Lakh
X-Tronic CVT Rs. 8.60 Lakh Rs. 9.55 Lakh

Renault Kiger interior

The floating unit is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and in-car connectivity based features. The equipment list boasts of wireless smartphone replication, a seven-inch TFT instrument cluster, Bluetooth connectivity for up to five devices, USB charging socket, MP4 video player, eight-speaker Arkamys with Auditorium 3D sound and auto volume adjustment depending on the speeds, hands-free card, etc.

Also present are backlit steering wheel controls that give access to a lot of things and the PM2.5 clean air filter. The safety features are pretty basic with dual front airbags (additional side airbags in top-end), rear three-point seatbelt, driver and co-passenger seatbelt reminder, reversing camera and so on. As for the performance, 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and 1.0-litre turbo petrol do the duties.

The former produces a maximum power output of 72 PS and 96 Nm at 3,500 rpm while the latter, also a three-pot mill, kicks out 100 PS and 160 Nm. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a five-speed AMT is optional in the NA version and the CVT in the turbo model. Normal, Eco and Sports are the different driving modes available in the top-end variants.