The sub-four-meter SUV, 2021 Renault Kiger made its global premiere in a production-spec version in India and set to launch in March prior to going on sale. Advanced Automobiles Pvt. Ltd, the sole authorized distributor of Renault Cars in Nepal, has stated that the SUV will soon make a presence in Nepal once it gets launched in the Indian market; expected around the second quarter of the year 2021.
Based on the CMF-A+ platform that was co-developed by Renault and Nissan; which also underpins recently-launched Nissan Magnite, Kiger has been a path for Renault India to join the sub-4-meter SUV bandwagon. Renault has already previewed the SUV with the Kiger concept in the Kiger Show Car concept and the company had also confirmed that nearly 80 percent of the production-spec model will be identical to the concept car.
The much-awaited Renault Kiger subcompact SUV will lock horns with Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, and Mahindra XUV300 after the launch.
As the wraps are off the Kiger, let’s explore what Renault has to offer
The Renault Kiger holds design features elevated with youthful components and a more dynamic design language. It carries over the horizontally stacked headlamps mounted over the front bumper and sleek LED DRLs which lend it a high bonnet effect. The signature front main grille at the front seems to have a borrowed styling from the popular Kwid entry-level crosshatch. The SUV gets pronounced wheel arches that accommodate 16-inch steel and diamond-cut alloy wheels, depending on the variant. The model also gets a high ground clearance at about 205 mm.
The interior of the Kiger gets sophisticated yet rich features such as an 8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system, 7-inch digital instrument console, climate control, engine start-stop, steering mounted controls, and more. Furthermore, the SUV also comes with the Arkamays 3D sound system, wireless charging, and rear AC vents with a 12-volt charging slot The SUV gets a dual-tone themed cabin with fabric upholstery on the seats and door pads.
The boot capacity of the Kiger remains to be 405 liters with over 29 liters of storage spaces in the cabin. The company offers six color options in this model.
Inside the hood, the Kiger will be powered by 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol with 98 bhp and 160 Nm of peak torque and a 1.0-liter three-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol available with 71 bhp and 96 Nm of peak torque. The engines will be mated to a 5-speed gearbox, while the automatic options will include an AMT as well as a CVT.
The Kiger is made available in three driving modes – Eco, Normal, and Sport.
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