French carmaker Renault has launched the Kiger sub-compact SUV in India at a starting price of Rs. 5.45 lakh(ex-showroom, India). The company has also opened bookings for the SUV.
The Renault Kiger is offered in four trims namely – RXE, RXL, RXT, RXZ, and two engine options – a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine delivering 100 hp and 160 Nm and a 1.0-liter petrol engine delivering 72 hp and 96 Nm. The 1.0 L naturally aspirated petrol engine gets a five-speed manual and a five-speed EASY-R AMT, and on the 1.0-litre turbocharged unit, a five-speed manual and 5-speed X-TRONIC CVT.
Design wise the compact SUV features horizontally stacked headlamps mounted over the front bumper and elegant LED DRLs giving it a high bonnet effect. It has an impressive 205 mm ground clearance and usable roof bars that appear to increase its silhouette. It gets the signature front grille which appears to have been borrowed from the entry level Kwid.
Inside the cabin, it gets back-lit steering wheel controls that promise to make it even more easy to reach the switches. An eight-inch main infotainment screen and a seven-inch TFT cluster are available. Bluetooth is compatible with the main screen and can be paired with up to five devices. A USB socket for quicker charging and a built-in MP4 video player are also available. The TFT screen can be configured for widgets and colours. A PM2.5 Clean Air Filter also comes with Kiger.
The two front seats and the two rear side seats in the car are equipped with three-point seatbelts as far as safety is concerned, while the rear middle passenger seat has a two-point seat belt. There are four airbags in total – two for the driver and the front-seat passenger, along with the two side airbags. For enhanced protection, the front seats also receive a seat belt warning message.
The Renault Kiger SUV is offered in six colors namely – Ice Cool White, Planet Grey, Moonlight Grey, Mahogany Brown, Caspian Blue, and Radiant Red with Mystery Black Roof.
Kiger with its aggressive pricing and features is sure to heat up the compact SUV segment. It will compete in India with the likes of Nissan Magnite, Kia Sonet, Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon and other compact SUVs.
Renault Kiger Price List
|Variant||Price (Ex-Showroom, India)|
|RXE MT||Rs. 5,45,000/-|
|RXL MT||Rs. 6,14,000/-|
|RXL EasyR AMT||Rs. 6,59,000/-|
|RXL Turbo MT||Rs. 7,14,000/-|
|RXT MT||Rs. 6,60,000/-|
|RXT EasyR AMT||Rs. 7,05,000/-|
|RXT Turbo MT||Rs. 7,60,000/-|
|RXT Turbo CVT||Rs. 8,60,000/-|
|RXZ MT||Rs. 7,55,000/-|
|RXZ EasyR AMT||Rs. 8,00,000/-|
|RXZ Turbo MT||Rs. 8,55,000/-|
|RXZ Turbo CVT||Rs. 9,55,000/-|
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