Renault Kiger to be launched in India in October
Renault's upcoming compact SUV, the Kiger, will make its foray into the Indian market in October this year. According to reports, the car will also go on sale around the same time in order to capitalize on the festive season demand. Notably, the upcoming Kiger, set to take on Hyundai Venue and Tata Nexon, will be the French automaker's smallest SUV in the country.
Renault Kiger: At a glance
The Renault Kiger will be based on the company's CMF-A+ (compact modular family) platform that we've already seen on the Renault Triber. However, the Kiger will offer a spacious cabin thanks to its SUV-like styling and proportions. Going by some of the recent spy shots, the car will come with LED lights, alloy wheels, and blacked-out ORVMs as well as B-pillars.
Power and performance
The Kiger will get two BS6-compliant engines: 1.0-liter petrol, and a new 1.0-liter turbo-petrol unit. The former is likely to offer 72hp of power while the latter will churn out around 95hp. Both mills will come with a five-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox.
A peek inside the cabin
As of now, not much is known about the interiors of the Kiger. However, it is expected to get a premium five-seater cabin with automatic climate control and audio controls mounted on the steering wheel. For connectivity, the car will get a touchscreen infotainment panel with connected car technology. It should also offer multiple airbags and ABS with EBD for safety.
What about the pricing?
The price of the Renault Kiger will be announced at the time of its launch in October. However, it is likely to be priced around Rs. 10 lakh to take on rivals like Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza, and Mahindra XUV300.