The hotly contested compact SUV segment will soon see a new addition. French car manufacturer Renault is expected to make its comeback in terms of sales with its new compact SUV called the Kiger. Recently, the brand revealed its name (Kiger) and a concept car of the same was also revealed which gives us a glance of how the new Renault Kiger will look like.
Now a test mule of the compact SUV has been spotted testing on public roads and a top three-quarter view of the car reveals that it is likely to come with an electric sunroof. The sunroof is expected to be offered in the higher-spec variants and is expected to be talking point in the car as customer’s in India simply love the feature. The Renault Kiger is based on the same CMF-A+ (Common Module Family) architecture which has been jointly developed by Nissan and Renault and also underpins the Nissan Magnite in the Indian market. The Renault Kiger is now speculated to be offered with more features than its sibling.
The Kiger is expected to come with led headlamps, LED indicators, LED daytime running lamps, LED taillamps, roof rails, tailgate integrated spoiler, plastic cladded wheel arches giving it the SUV traits, large ally wheels, new design mirrors etc. The brand has confirmed that the concept of the Kiger has been jointly developed by Corporate design teams in France and Renault India Design. The Renault Kiger features a V-shaped radiator grille that incorporates the LED daytime running lights, a wide air dam, triple headlamps that sit lower on the bumper, aero ducts on the bumper ends, a strong shoulder line, dual-tone alloy wheels etc. The Renault Kiger is also expected to come with loads of features on the inside such as touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, digital instruments, automatic climate control etc.
The Kiger is expected to be powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine as well as an option of a naturally-aspirated motor on the entry-level models. The Renault Kiger is expected to be launched in Q2 of 2021. The compact SUV is expected to be priced around the starting price of INR 5.5 lakh ex-showroom.