Following the footprints of the Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger has marked its entry into the sub-compact SUV segment. The prices of the Kiger were recently revealed and just like the Magnite, the Kiger too, is very attractively priced. The price starts at INR 5.45 Lakh for the base variant. The top-spec 100 bp CVT variant goes all the way up to INR 9.55 Lakh. Renault’s first compact SUV can be had in four trim levels and four engine-gearbox combinations. Bookings for the Kiger have already commenced.
Along with the prices, Renault has also announced a list of official accessories that will be available with the compact SUV.
There are five accessory packages on offer – Smart pack, Smart+ pack, SUV pack, Attractive pack, and Essential pack. To begin with, the smart pack offers front parking sensors, trunk light, armrest console organiser, and a light for the luggage compartment.
A more comprehensive smart+ pack includes additional features such as a wireless smartphone charger, air purifier, ambient lighting, and puddle lamps. Third is the attractive pack and as the name suggests, it offers accessories to make the exterior look lot more premium. In this pack, it gets chrome garnishes for front grille, DRLs, ORVMs, window frame, front bumper, tail gate, rear bumper, C-Pillar and so on. Essential pack offers accessories like carpets, mats, car covers, mud flaps, bumper corner protectors.
The SUV pack offers accessories to make it more SUV like by offering skid plates at front, cladding for boot, door scuttles, side body cladding etc. All these accessory packs can be bought from the dealerships.
Talking about the Kiger, it seemingly looks like a beefed-up Kwid on steroids. It gets a chrome grille with signature Renault elements and is flanked by LED DRLs on either side. It features a split headlamp setup like the Tata Harrier and the MG Hector. It gets LED projector on either side of the bumper and the bumper houses the central air dam. It gets some sharp lines on the bonnet and the Kiger has a ground clearance of 205mm. The wheelbase is 2500mm long and it has a boot carrying capacity of 405 litres.
It glides on 16” wheels which are blacked out and diamond cut in higher trims. It gets black body claddings on the sides. The rear features a spoiler and a similar-looking crease below the glass area. It gets a pair of inverted C shaped taillights which are extended at the top. It also gets a black bumper with silver-coloured skid plates.
Under the hood, the Kiger will get the option of the Triber’s 72PS 1.0-litre petrol engine and a new 100PS HRA0 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The naturally aspirated unit comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard along with an AMT. The turbo-petrol engine, on the other hand, gets a CVT in addition to the 5-speed manual transmission.