Renault Kiger Compact SUV Price / Engine Details / Gearbox / Features / Safety Features / Dimensions / Launch Date / Competitors
Another upcoming entrant for the sub compact SUV segment is Renault Kiger. It was expected to be showcased earlier at the Auto Expo 2020 but will be unveiled in India soon. Renault has already started testing it on Indian roads.
Renault Kiger will be built on the CMFA+ platform that also comes on the Triber. Reports suggest that the SUV is expected to undercut the prices of its competitors. Just like Triber, we have another VFM product coming soon.
Renault Kiger Compact SUV Price
|Expected Price (ex-showroom)||Rs 5.5 Lakhs to Rs 8 Lakhs|
Renault Kiger is expected to start off at as low as Rs 5.5 Lakhs. The top-spec variant could go up to Rs 8 to 8.5 Lakhs maximum. With these prices, definitely, it will emerge as the most affordable compact SUV in India.
Renault Kiger Compact SUV Launch
|Launch Date||October 2020|
While we were expecting Renault to show us a glimpse of its upcoming SUV at the Auto Expo 2020, it did not. Now, we recently got some spy shots of the SUV being tested in Chennai. The test mule was under heavy camouflage. Now, we are expecting Kiger to have a festive period launch, probably by October this year.
Renault Kiger Compact SUV Engine Specifications
|Engine||1.0 Litre three-cylinder petrol||1.0 Litre three-cylinder turbo petrol|
|Power||71 BHP||100 BHP|
|Torque||96 Nm||150 Nm|
Kiger will continue with the brand’s 1.0 Litre three-cylinder petrol engine from Triber. The motor will produce 71 BHP and 96 Nm of peak torque. Also, it could get a turbo-charged version of the same engine. Renault is reported to be working on the 1.0 L turbo engine from the Triber. It might as well also come on the Kiger. The power figures are unknown, but we are expecting it to produce around 100 BHP and 150 Nm of peak torque.
As per Renault’s decision, all the diesel engines from its portfolio in India will be discontinued. Duster and Captur have already lost out on their engines. So, the Kiger will be an only-petrol SUV, along with the Vitara Brezza.
Renault Kiger Compact SUV Gearbox Options
|Engine||1.0 Litre petrol||1.0 Litre turbo petrol|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT/5-speed AMT||5-speed MT/5-speed AMT|
The 1-litre engine could be offered on the base-spec trims and the turbo petrol for the higher-end. Both the engines would be offered with a 5-speed MT and a 5-speed AMT. Although, not all variants will come with an AMT gearbox as an option.
Renault Kiger Compact SUV Features
- 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Voice Assist
- Start-Stop Switch
- Cruise Control
- D-Cut Steering Wheel
- Automatic Climate Control
- LED Headlamps with DRLs
- Rear AC Vents
- Fully Digital Instrument Cluster
- Alloy Wheels
- Electric Adjustable ORVMs
Renault Kiger Compact SUV Safety Features
In terms of safety features, the list will be identical to what we get on the Duster. It could include:
- Dual Front Airbags (Standard)
- ABS with EBD (Standard)
- Two Additional Airbags On Top-Spec Trims
- Rear Parking Sensors (Standard)
- Rear Parking Camera
- Speed Alert System
- Auto-Dimming IRVMs
- Front Passenger Seat Belt Reminder
- Rear Defogger
Renault Kiger Compact SUV Dimensions
Built on the same platform as the Triber, Renault’s compact SUV will be the same 3.95 metres long. It will be around 1750mm wide and 1600mm tall. The wheelbase will be comparatively shorter than Triber, at around 2600mm. Since smaller engines are used here, Renault might just manage to keep its kerb weight under 1200 kgs.
Compact SUVs are growing day by day. They are attracting buyers from the premium hatchback and sedan segment. Also, every compact SUV is popular in its own way. Maruti Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue are competing for the best selling SUV title in India. Following them are the safest cars of India, Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon. The Ford EcoSport might be a bit low on its sales but has its own loyal fan base. So, to generate decent sales from this space, Renault needs to pack the Kiger with many good features, stronger build quality and of course, affordable pricing.