Renault India starts the export of ‘Made In India’ Kiger for the South African market. The first batch consisted of 760 Renault Kiger crossover hatchbacks that were dispatched from Chennai port. In addition to this, Renault India will start exporting the Kiger to various other SAARC regions, including Indonesia and other parts of Africa. Recently, Renault had started exporting the Kiger to Nepal as well. Kiger has been a massive hit in the Indian market. The sales figure suggests that Renault is garnering a healthy amount of sales for this sub-meter compact SUV. Renault will expect that the South African market also reacts positively to the Kiger, just like how it has happened for the Indian market.
Renault Kiger – Key Highlights
In terms of overall exterior styling, the car gets a typical crossover SUV look with body cladding running throughout the car. This makes the Kiger look much more composed, along with giving it a very imposing stance. In terms of performance and driving experience, Renault is offering the car with two different engines.
For city and occasional highway driving, customers can choose the 1.0-litre naturally aspirated motor. This engine makes 72 PS of power and 96 Nm of torque. For more enthusiasts and spirited driving, customers can choose the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. This has a performance output figure rated at 100 PS of power and 160 Nm of torque. For the convenience of the customers, Renault is offering the car with two gearbox options, a 5-speed Easy-R AMT and a 5-speed manual transmission.
In India, Renault has hit it out of the park with the pricing of this car. It is also one of the main reasons for its growing popularity. Available with various powertrain and engine options, Kiger has 24 variants to choose from. The price for the entry-level RXE trim starts at INR 5.64 lakhs; meanwhile, the top-spec RXZ with the automatic gearbox retails at an ex-showroom price of INR 10.09 lakhs.
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