The Renault Kiger shares platform with the Nissan Magnite and Renault Triber.
Renault unveiled its most-awaited Kiger concept in India. The SUV is based on the shared CMFA+ platform which underpins the Triber MPV and the upcoming Magnite SUV. The concept looks flashy with neon bits used extensively across the vehicle.
The French automaker hasn’t given any particular launch date for the Renault Kiger. However, it is expected to be introduced in India by early 2021.
Renault Kiger Interesting Details
Concept to production
Renault said that the production version will be resembling the concept by up to 80 per cent. The production version of the Kiger SUV has been spotted several times testing on Indian roads. And most of the concept bits were visible in the market-ready vehicle.
The Kiger will be made in India SUV. Similar to the Kwid and the Triber, the Kiger too will have its global debut in India and later will move to other markets worldwide.
The concept displayed interesting shades which change depending on your angle and lighting around. The two colours are California Dream and Aurora Borealis which switch between blue and purple.
The concept features prominent winged grille up front flanked by sleek headlamps which feature split design. The large Renault badge looks perfect in the centre. Neon indicators in the two-level full-LED headlights appear elegant. The sculpted bonnet lends Kiger a masculine appeal. The front and rear bumper are beefed up, however, they are most likely to be omitted from the production version.
It gets large 19-inch wheels and a massive ground clearance of 210mm. The heavily grooved tyres look sporty on the concept, however, they won’t be making a way in the production guise.
The contrasting black colour roof rakes sharply at the rear merging with the blackened C-pillar. Door handles are stylish too with horizontal P-shape. Floating roof effect is visible with all-black pillars. You get noticeable thick cladding around the length of the Kiger.
Boomerang shaped split LED tail lamps bulging out lend it a wide SUV look from behind. The rear bumper takes most of the real estate at the rear with dual exhausts in the centre.
Renault Kiger Features Confirmed For Production
With 80 per cent resemblance with the concept version, the Kiger is likely to get winged grille, split headlight and tail lamp design, the bonnet style and aircraft wing-inspired ORVM. The contours on the body are likely to carry over in the production version. Thick C-pillar, rear spoiler and rear windscreen will also be present.
Although some buttons, digital instrument cluster, glove boxes and steering would be similar to the Renault Triber, the cabin of the Kiger SUV would still be very different from the Triber MPV.
Engine & Specs
The Renault subcompact SUV will be sharing the same engine options of that of the upcoming Nissan Magnite. It will get a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated and 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. A manual and AMT gearbox will be available with the regular engine while the turbo will get a manual and CVT options.
Since it borrows the engine, gearboxes and chassis from the Nissan Magnite, the Renault Kiger price is also expected to hover around that of the Nissan SUV. The Magnite is expected to launch at a price of Rs 5.50 – 9.50 lakh. Expect the price of Renault Kiger too to be in the same ballpark.
The Kiger will be entering a segment populated with some worthy vehicles. The subcompact SUVs it would be rivalling include Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Ford EcoSport, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV 300 and the upcoming Nissan Magnite.