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Renault has launched the much-awaited Kiger compact-SUV in the Indian market. Prices for the Renault Kiger starts at Rs 5.45 lakh. While the top-spec RXZ X-Tronic CVT variant retails at Rs 9.55 lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom (India). Bookings for the SUV is being accepted across India for a token amount of Rs 11,000.
The SUV is offered in a total of four variants: RXE, RXL, RXT, and RXZ. Speaking of which, the Kiger is offered in six exterior colours: Ice Cool White, Planet Grey, Moonlight Grey, Mahogany Brown, Caspian Blue and Radiant Red.
All the above-mentioned colours are offered as a dual-tone paint scheme option as well. The dual-tone paint schemes offered on the compact-SUV attracts a premium of Rs 17,000 over the single tone scheme. The company has already begun its dealer dispatch of the Kiger SUV with deliveries said to begin soon across the country.
|ENERGY MT||₹5.45 Lakh||₹6.14 Lakh||₹6.60 Lakh||₹7.55 Lakh|
|EASY-R AMT||₹6.59 Lakh||₹7.05 Lakh||₹8.00 Lakh|
|TURBO MT||₹7.14 Lakh||₹7.60 Lakh||₹8.55 Lakh|
|X-TRONIC CVT||₹8.60 Lakh||₹9.55 Lakh|
India will be the first market for the Renault Kiger compact-SUV. The new Renault Kiger will be manufactured at the French carmaker's facility in Chennai. The production of the Kiger will take place alongside the likes of the Renault Kwid, Renault Triber and the Nissan Magnite; all of which use the same CMF-A+ platform.
The company is offering the Renault Kiger a host of engine and transmission options. This includes 1.0-litre (NA) Naturally-Aspirated petrol and turbo-petrol units. The NA engine produces a maximum of 72bhp and a peak torque of 96Nm. The engine comes mated to either a five-speed manual or an AMT automatic.
The powerful turbo-petrol unit produces a maximum of 100bhp and a peak torque of 160Nm. Further, the engine is offered with a choice of either five-speed manual or a superior CVT automatic.
Speaking about the compact SUV's design, the Kiger features a bold stance with its all-around body cladding, split-style headlamps with three pods of main units placed on the bumpers, roof rails, chrome-finished grille with Renault logo at the centre, and LED DRLs; among others. It features 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels as well.
The rear of the Kiger features C-shaped LED tail lights, KIGER badging at the centre of the boot lid, a funky-looking integrated roof spoiler, front and rear scuff plates, variant badging and more.
Moving inside, the compact-SUV is packed with a host of features. This includes the multi-skin 7-inch instrument cluster, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, a multifunction steering wheel with mounted controls and a dual-tone interior theme; among others.
The Renault Kiger rivals the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Nissan Magnite, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300 and the Toyota Urban Cruiser; among others sold in the Indian market.
Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations, shared, "Renault KIGER is a modern SUV that is a perfect fit for the Indian market. It brings to the fore our proven expertise of innovation, creativity, customer understanding and above all, our focus on making cars that offer an unmatched value proposition. Renault KIGER has a distinctive SUV look and its long wheelbase enables great space and volume on board. It is loaded with several smart attributes and will be powered by a sporty, world-class engine."
He further added, "Moreover, Renault KIGER will demonstrate the competence of India's design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities and highlights Renault's strong commitment to the ‘Make in India' mission. With a vision of fulfilling the growing SUV aspirations of a wide set of customers, we have ensured that Renault KIGER is attractively priced, and we look forward to strengthening our SUV legacy with this new game-changer."
Thoughts About The Renault Kiger Launching In India
Renault has hit it out of the park with the aggressive pricing of the Kiger compact-SUV. The company is hoping for excellent sales figures coming from the Kiger due to the increase in demand for SUVs, turbo-petrol units and automatic transmissions. The Kiger is now the most affordable SUV in the segment snatching the title from its cousin, the Nissan Magnite.