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Renault Kiger launched at Rs 5.45 lakh

The Renault Kiger has been dispatched in India, with basic costs beginning from Rs 5.45 lakh (ex-display area, skillet India). Renault’s first conservative SUV can be had in four trim levels and four motor gearbox mixes. Appointments for the Renault Kiger have opened today. Given underneath are variation insightful costs for the new Renault Kiger.

  • Renault Kiger gets two motor alternatives – a 72hp, petroleum and a 100hp, super petroleum
  • Gearbox  decisions incorporate a 5-speed manual, AMT and a 5-venture CVT
  • Accompanies four variations
  • Does not get a sunroof

Renault Kiger dimensions and exterior

The Renault Kiger is based on the CMFA+ platform that also underpins the Triber, Kwid and the Nissan Magnite. In terms of dimensions, the Kiger measures 3,991mm in length, 1,750mm in width, 1,600mm in height and has a 2,500mm-long wheelbase. Renault claims the Kiger has best-in-segment 710mm of space between the front headrests, 220mm of rear legroom and 1,431mm of elbow room at the rear. The Kiger is also claimed to have the largest in class 405-litre boot that can expand to 879 litres with the rear seats folded.The Kiger stands 205mm off the ground on 16-inch alloy wheels shod in 195/65 R16 tyres.

Design wise, the Kiger sports a sculpted bonnet and a large ‘winged’ front grille (with honeycomb-shaped chrome elements) and split, all-LED headlight setup. At the side, Renault has given the Kiger flared wheel arches and a downward sloping roofline that ends in a blacked-out C-pillar.At the rear, there are distinctive C-shaped LED tail-lights and the Kiger also gets a small spoiler element and faux-aluminium skid plate.

Renault Kiger exterior colour options

The Kiger is available in six exterior colour options – Ice Cool White, Planet Grey, Moonlight Grey, Mahogany Brown, Caspian Blue and Radiant Red with Mystery Black Roof. In a unique move, dual-tone colour options are available on all trims of the Kiger, though the Radiant Red finish is exclusive to the top-spec RxZ variant.

Renault Kiger interior details, features and equipment list

Inside, the Kiger gets a layered dashboard with glossy black and chrome highlights on the centre console and steering wheel. An 8.0-inch touchscreen is mounted high on the centre of the dash above the central AC vents, and almost in-line with a 7.0-inch TFT digital instrumentation display. A number of switches, stalks and the steering wheel are shared with the Triber, though the Kiger’s steering unit gets controls for the infotainment system.The cabin is also practical, with Renault claiming a total of 29 litres of storage compartments available inside.

In terms of features, the top-spec RxZ variants get an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, an Arkamys audio system, a digital instrument cluster, keyless entry, push-button start, automatic climate control, ambient lighting, wireless smartphone charging and connectivity and a PM2.5 air filter. Safety features include four airbags, ABS, a rear-view camera and parking sensors. Furthermore, there are five accessory packs on offer too that’ll allow customers to personalise their Kiger.

However, the Kiger does miss out on a sunroof, a feature that is becoming increasingly popular in this segment.

Renault Kiger engine, gearbox and powertrain options

The Renault Kiger is available with two engine options – a 72hp, 1.0-litre, naturally aspirated petrol and a 100hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol. While both engines get a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, the naturally aspirated engine gets the option of a 5-speed AMT while the turbo-petrol gets a 5-step CVT option. Higher variants of the turbo-petrol engine also get drive modes – Normal, Eco and that alter engine, gearbox and steering response.

The turbo-petrol engine in manual form is rated at 20kpl by ARAI.

Renault Kiger competition check

Renault’s aggressive pricing means that the new Kiger undercuts all its compact SUV rivals. Apart from its Nissan sibling, the Magnite, the Renault Kiger rivals other sub-4m SUVs like the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Toyota Urban Cruiser.

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