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2021 Renault Kiger Turbo Petrol Manual Review

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Renault recently launched the Kiger compact SUV in the Indian market at the price starting at INR 5.45 lakh ex-showroom introductory. The Kiger uses the same CMF-A+ platform that underpins the Nissan Magnite SUV under the Renault-Nissan partnership, but the Kiger is not just a badge-engineered model and wears a completely different top hat. The changes are not just limited to the exteriors, the Kiger also comes with new interiors that set the car apart from the Magnite. We got a chance to drive the Renault Kiger Turbo-Petrol model with the manual gearbox option and here is a comprehensive review of the compact SUV.


Powering the Renault Kiger is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that pumps out 100 Hp of power and 160 Nm of torque and comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as an optional 5-step CVT automatic. The compact SUV also comes with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine that produces 72 PS of power and 96 Nm of torque and comes with two transmission options a 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed Easy-R AMT (Automated Manual Transmission).


On the outside, the Renault Kiger features a large and imposing Renault logo in the centre, winged grille design with chrome accents, sleek LED daytime running lights with a second light below it that is the turn indicator, bumper-mounted LED headlamps with three cube-shaped lamps, power bulges on the bonnet, a sharp splitter on the bumper, heavy-duty plastic cladding on the sides, blacked-out A and B pillars along with a tapering black applique on the C-pillar, a black-finish dual-tone roof that is an INR 17,000 extra option, silver roof rails, C-shaped LED combination tail lamps etc.


On the interiors, the Kiger features a 7-inch fully digital instruments cluster, steering mounted controls, an 8-inch centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity features, wireless smartphone charging, automatic climate control airconditioning, dark-themed interiors, a large centre console with smart storage spaces, large door pockets, dual glove box on the dashboard, and large 400-litres boot space.


The Renault Kiger comes with safety features such as dual front airbags, ABS+EBD and an electronic stability program as standard.

Variants & Price
Energy MT INR 5.45 lakh INR 6.14 lakh INR 6.60 lakh INR 7.55 lakh
Easy-R AMT INR 6.59 lakh INR 7.05 lakh INR 8.00 lakh
Turbo MT INR 7.15 lakh INR 7.60 lakh INR 8.55 lakh
X-Tronic CVT INR 8.60 lakh INR 9.55 lakh

*All prices mentioned above are ex-showroom, Introductory prices. It is also important to note that the dual-tone paint cost INR 17,000 more than the ex-showroom price.