Following the Nissan Magnite, the Renault Kiger just made its Debut in India starting at INR 5.45 lakh ex-showroom (Introductory). Both the B-SUVs come with disruptive pricing as well as features on offer. It’s no secret that under the Nissan-Renault alliance the Magnite and Kiger share the platforms but the cars are not just mere badge-engineered versions of each other and come with their own design and styling inside out. But here we compare the technical aspects of the Nissan Magnite with the Renault Kiger as they compete against each other in the Indian market.
Powering the Nissan Magnite is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine that makes 72 PS of power and 96 Nm of torque. The engine comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox and claims a fuel efficiency of 18.75 kmpl. The also comes with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol motor producing 100 PS of power and 160 Nm of torque on the 5-speed manual gearbox option and 152 Nm of torque on the X-TRONIC CVT automatic gearbox. The turbo-petrol engine claims a fuel economy of 20 kmpl on manual and 17.7 kmpl on the CVT automatic gearbox. The Renault Kiger comes with a naturally-aspirated 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 72 PS of power and 96 Nm of torque but comes with two transmission options a 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed Easy-R AMT (Automated Manual Transmission). The car also comes with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol motor that pushes 100 PS of power and 160 Nm of torque and comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as an optional 5-step CVT automatic.
Both the Nissan Magnite and the Renault Kiger come with the CMFA+ platform. The Nissan Magnite measures 3994mm in length, 1758mm in width, 1572mm in height, 2500mm of the wheelbase, 205mm of ground clearance and 336 litres of the boot space. The Renault Kiger measures 3,991 mm in length, 1,750 mm in width, 1,600 mm in height, comes with a wheelbase of 2,500 mm, a ground clearance of 205 mm and 405 litres of boot space.
The Nissan Magnite comes with features such as sleek LED headlamps, LED DRLs, bumper-mounted fog lamps, ORVM integrated turn indicators, LED instrument cluster with 3.5-inch LCD display as standard, 7-inch TFT Advanced Drive-Assist instrument cluster, air conditioner with deodorizing + dust filter as standard, Wireless Smartphone Charger, 8-inch floating infotainment system with Nissan connect, Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto integration and Smartwatch Connectivity. The Renault Kiger comes with LED headlamps, LED DRLs, C-shaped LED taillamps, an 8-inch centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless smartphone charging, 7-inch fully digital instruments cluster, automatic climate control, and a lot more. Both cars also come with a plethora of safety features as standards such as dual front airbags, ABS+EBD and electronic stability program.
The Nissan Magnite made its debut at an introductory price of INR 4.99 lakh ex-showroom and now it starts at INR 5.49 lakh ex-showroom. The Renault Kiger made its debut with an introductory price of INR 5.45 lakh ex-showroom. The Variant and Pricing details for the Nissan Magnite and the Renault Kiger.