All-new Renault Kiger India Unveil Highlights: Expected price, features of Kia Sonet rival

All-new Renault Kiger India Unveil | The Kiger shares its platform with the Renault Triber and will be positioned in the subcompact SUV segment, rivalling the likes of Hyundai Venue and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

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All-new Renault Kiger India Unveil Highlights | Renault India has unveiled its all-new Kiger subcompact SUV in the country today. The concept version of the compact SUV was unveiled in November 2020 and, the French manufacturer has also dropped some teasers of the production-spec Kiger ever since. Launching in the immensely popular sub-compact SUV segment, the Kiger will compete with the likes of the newly-launched Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Based on the CMFA+ platform that also underpins the Renault Triber, Renault Kiger will be the third global product from the manufacturer’s lineup to launch in India.

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    15:37 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault Kiger overview

    Renault Kiger is a sub-4-metre SUV that made its global debut today in India. Renault states that the subcompact SUV has been designed and built specifically for the India market where it will be launched before other international markets. The manufacturer has not revealed the launch date or bookings schedule yet.

    The Kiger will come with engine options that include a 1.0-litre petrol and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and transmission options of a five-speed manual, AMT, and a CVT. It will get eight colour options, including dual-tone schemes. Higher variants will boast features like driving modes, keyless entry, wireless charging, floating infotainment screen, etc.

    15:23 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Safety features

    The two front seats and the two rear side seats are fitted with three-point seatbelts, while the rear middle passenger seat features a two-point seatbelt. It also gets two front airbags for the driver and passenger, along with two side airbags. Both front seats get a seatbelt reminder alert.

    15:17 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Engine and transmission

    The new Kiger will be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, borrowed from its cousin Nissan Magnite compact SUV.

    A 1.0-litre naturally aspirated engine will also be available in the lower variants of the Kiger. While the turbocharged engine makes 100 PS and 160 Nm, the 1.0L makes 72 PS and 96 Nm. Transmission options will include a five-speed manual, AMT, and a CVT.

    15:13 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Driving modes

    Multi-Skin 17.78 cm configurable TFT cluster changes its colour and widget configuration according to the mode selected:

    - Normal mode: Provides information like real-time & average fuel consumption.

    - Eco mode: Changes the overall appearance of the TFT into green. An indicator as an animated leaf provides real time feedback to maximise economic driving.

    - Sports Mode: Renault claims a crisper engine response and faster shifting in this mode. The overall TFT screen appearance turns into red with quick information of acceleration gauge, torque/power ratios, etc.

    15:07 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault Kiger colour options

    The new Kiger will come in six body colours - Ice Cool White, Planet Grey, Moonlight Grey, Mahogany Brown, Caspian Blue, Radiant Red with Mystery Black Roof. All trim-levels include a two-tone option. Radiant Red will only be available as a top variant under two-tone colour scheme.

    15:03 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault Kiger ground clearance

    The new Renault Kiger will come with 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and will have a ground clearance of 205 mm.

    14:58 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    A bit about the space it offers..

    “New Renault Kiger is a compact SUV under 4 meters with a strong personality, a spacious and sophisticated interior, capable of accommodating 5 adults." - Laurens van den Acker, EVP, Head of Design, Groupe Renault

    14:56 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault for India

    “The new Renault Kiger is a robust and compact sub-4m SUV, which is designed and manufactured in India, for Indian customers first, before we take it to the world.” - Fabrice Cambolive, SVP, Renault Brand, Sales and Operations, Groupe Renault

    14:52 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    More features

    The new Kiger will come with keyless entry, wireless charging, boot space of 405 litres, a dual-tone cabin, a three-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls, a floating touchscreen infotainment system that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    14:46 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault Kiger features

    The new Renault Kiger will come powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which, the manufacturer claims, will deliver the best-in-class fuel efficiency. It will boast multiple drive modes, a multi-screen instrument cluster, 29-litre total cabin storage, a PM2.5 air filter, and choices of accessory packs.

    14:41 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault Kiger design

    The Kiger is a sub-4-metre SUV and was designed & built specifically for the Indian market. 

    14:35 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault Kiger unveiled!

    The production-model of the Renault Kiger has made its global debut. It will be launched in India in the coming months. Prices are expected to start at Rs 5.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

    14:17 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Where to watch

    We're right here to bring you all details LIVE from the event taking place right now, although if you must watch it below:

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    14:08 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Kiger to unveil soon..
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    14:06 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault India network expansion

    Renault India recently announced the addition of more than 40 new sales and service touchpoints across the country in the month of December. This marks a total of more than 120 new sales and service touchpoints that Renault added across India last year. The new dealership facilities are in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi NCR, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal.

    14:04 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault has been teasing the Kiger for sometime now..
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    14:02 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault Kiger wheels

    The Kiger concept rides on 19-inch wheels and sports a centrally mounted rear exhaust. Both of these design elements although look great, they may be left on the design table, making way for more sensible 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and a traditionally positioned exhaust tip on the final production model.

    14:01 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault Kiger features

    Renault claims that the Kiger will come loaded with many smart and best-in-class features as well. We expect the Kiger to offer an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital driver instrument cluster, wireless charging, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, internet-enabled features, and more. However, Renault has not revealed the in-cabin design yet.

    13:59 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault Kiger rivals

    Besides the Kia Sonet, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, the sibling to the new Nissan Magnite will also rival the Toyota Urban Cruiser, Mahindra XUV 300, Tata Nexon, and Ford EcoSport. Considering how competitive this segment has grown, we expect the Renault Kiger to be priced aggressively too.

    13:57 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault Kiger engine

    Renault has confirmed the Kiger will offer an engine from its global powertrain line which means the Kiger would likely be equipped with the HRAO 1.0-litre turbo petrol which is good for 99 bhp and 160 Nm of torque. It is the same engine that powers the new Nissan Magnite. The HRAO engine could also offer a CVT auto option as well.

    13:56 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault Kiger concept

    The concept car that was unveiled in November last year shows features Renault's signature grille which integrates into the eyebrow-like LED DRLs. Renault India promises that the concept is 80% close to production.

    13:49 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Renault Kiger Unveiling in India

    Renault India is set to roll out a brand new product in the ever-popular subcompact SUV in the form of the all-new Renault Kiger. We've seen the show car and it promises a fresh and funky appeal to the upcoming compact SUV, granted Renault carries forward the concept design, which the company has said that it intends to. The Unveiling will begin shortly, allow us to walk you through all we know so far.

    Renault Kiger will be the third global product from the manufacturer’s lineup to launch in India. Based on the CMFA+ platform that also underpins the Renault Triber, the Kiger has been developed by Renault’s Corporate design teams in France and India. It will come powered by a powertrain from Renault’s global line of engines.

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