2021 Renault KIGER makes global debut in India
Ahead of its launch in India, French automaker Renault has unveiled the KIGER Compact SUV. It should go on sale in the country by mid-year. As for the highlights, the four-wheeler has a sporty look and an upmarket cabin with a host of features. It is offered with a choice of two BS6-compliant petrol engines. Here's our roundup.
Renault KIGER: At a glance
The Renault KIGER is based on the CMF-A+ platform and features an aggressive front bumper, a wide grille with chrome inserts, a shark fin antenna, and a chunky rear skid plate. For lighting, there are tri-beam LED projector headlights with LED DRLs and C-shaped LED taillamps. On the sides, the car is flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.
Power and performance
The Renault KIGER will come with two BS6-compliant engine options: a 1.0-liter petrol engine that makes 71hp/96Nm and a 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol motor that delivers 98hp/160Nm. Transmission duties will be handled by a 5-speed manual, a 5-speed automatic, and a CVT gearbox.
A peek inside the cabin
The Renault KIGER offers a dual-tone cabin with auto climate control, rear AC vents, a wireless smartphone charger, and a 3-spoke multifunctional steering wheel with mounted controls. It packs a 7.0-inch digital instrument console and an 8.0-inch 'floating' touchscreen infotainment console with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. For safety, the SUV provides multiple airbags, a 360-degree-view camera, and an engine immobilizer.
What about the pricing?
The prices of the Renault KIGER are yet to be announced. However, it should carry a starting price-tag of around Rs. 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price-point, it will go against rivals like Nissan Magnite, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, and the Hyundai Venue.