Renault globally premiered the Renault Kiger compact SUV in India. This
sub4-metre compact SUV has been designed and developed for India before making
its international debut.
Kiger has been designed with a host of sporty and muscular elements. Renault Kiger
will be powered by a new turbocharged 1.0L petrol engine. This engine will
ensure a Sporty drive and will be complemented by multi sense drive modes. The Kiger’s
design was inspired by the Kiger show-car that was unveiled at the end of 2020.
the CMFA+ platform DNA, just like the Triber, it offers segment leading
roominess, cabin storage and cargo space.
1,750 mm (without
1,600 mm (with Roof Bars)
3-cylinder 1.0 L turbocharged petrol engine
ENERGY 3-cylinder 1.0 L petrol engine
160 Nm @ 3,200
96Nm @ 3500
McPherson strut with lower
triangle & coil spring, anti-roll bar & traverse arm
Torsion beam axle
A sculpted bonnet sits at the front, above the
bumper. The wings boost the design with their pronounced shoulder lines. It has
black sills and wheel arches claddings. The Kiger front grille has a 3D graphic
finish with honeycomb-shaped chromed effect. The high ground clearance (205 mm) and
functional roof bars heighten the vehicle’s silhouette and complete its bold
higher trim levels, the Kiger gets 16 inches alloy wheels with a black
diamond-cut finish. The Kiger has a length of 3991mm, a width of 1750mm without
mirrors and a height of 1600mm with roof bars. It has a wheelbase of 2,500mm.
upper strip formed by the front grille and the LED daytime running lights
positioned at both ends give the car an elevated stance. The highly
recognisable lower part divides the bumper into two areas, each large corner
featuring three LED headlights separately encased in a clear chrome octagonal
unit with a chrome reflector.
slender windscreen extends into a floating roof that runs down to a
steep-sloping rear window, giving the car a coupé-style SUV look. At the rear
you get to see aluminium finish skid plate. The boot door’s sloping and sporty
rear window is finished off with integrated spoiler.
the rear, the Kiger has all-new LED taillights. The tail lamp units with glossy
black inserts outline the Kiger’s rear double C-shaped lighting signature. The Kiger
comes in six body colours: Ice Cool White, Planet Grey, Moonlight Grey,
Mahogany Brown, Caspian Blue, Radiant Red with Mystery Black Roof. All
trim-levels include a two-tone option. Providing an opportunity to customers to
choose from the wide range of single or dual tone colour options, Radiant Red
which is an exclusive colour will only be available as a top variant under
two-tone colour scheme.
you step inside you get the impression of a floating cockpit, accentuated by
piano-style control dials, suspended air conditioning controls and a pedestal
that is easily accessible from the centre console. The console features an 8
inches floating touch screen, giving the passenger compartment a modern look,
and so does a 7 inches Multi-Skin Reconfigurable TFT colour cluster.
Kiger offers the best boot capacity in the segment (405 litres which extends to
879 litres with second row folded). There are a whole host of clever storage
compartments for a total onboard capacity of 29L including four 1L water bottle
holders and 2 cup holders. The central armrest hides a 7.5 litre storage space
while the glove compartment has a volume of 10.5 litres.
the front, the Kiger offers a 710mm couple distance between seats – the best in
its segment. At the rear, Kiger provides best in segment second row legroom
(222mm) and elbow room (1431mm). The seat height provides a commanding driving
position accentuating driving comfort.
board, the two front seats and the two rear side seats are fitted with
three-point seatbelts, while the rear middle passenger seat features a
two-point seatbelt. The car comes with two
front airbags for the driver and front-seat passenger along with the two side
airbags. Both front seats get seat belt reminder alert for enhanced safety.
Kiger’s high, wide centre console is focused around an 8 inches floating touch
screen that features wireless smart phone replication for Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto at higher trims. Wireless smart phone replication allows
passengers to connect their smartphones seamlessly. Passengers can select five
permanent shortcuts for faster access to apps and features. The system not only
offers voice recognition through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but also
Bluetooth connectivity that can pair with up to five devices, a USB socket for
faster charging and a built-in MP4 video player.
Kiger boasts a variety of unique features, including automatic
air-conditioning, which can still be adjusted manually via the air-conditioning
control. Another new feature available at higher trim levels is the white
ambient lighting in the passenger compartment. It lights up the storage
compartment at the front of the centre console and the back of the front door
cockpit features back-lit steering wheel controls. These have a whole host of
settings such as access to the onboard computer menu, speaker volume, phone and
radio features and voice recognition. The Kiger will also feature a first in
segment PM2.5 Clean Air Filter. This advanced atmospheric filter fitted in to
the ventilation system ensures good air quality inside the vehicle.
higher trim levels, the driver has access to Multi-Sense settings to select
different driving modes. Engine mapping, gear changes (for automatic
transmissions), the responsive steering column and the digital speedometer are
reset when changing driving modes, for an optimum driving experience.
Multi-Skin 7 inches reconfigurable TFT cluster changes its colour and widget
configuration according to the mode selected, displaying useful information
relevant to selected driving mode:
Normal mode provides an optimum driving parameter of the engine apt for city
driving conditions. It also provides handy information like real-time &
average fuel consumption all in a blue colour look.
Eco mode provides a drive which is inclined towards economic driving practices.
It changes the overall appearance of the TFT into green and the indicators provide
real time feedback to maximise economic driving.
the Sports Mode, the overall TFT screen appearance turns into red with quick
information of acceleration gauge, torque / power ratios etc
PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM
Kiger boasts of an Auditorium 3D Sound system by Arkamys, with a technology
that diffuses 3D sound tailor-made to suit the materials and shape of the
passenger compartment. All in all, there are eight onboard speakers (four
boomers, four tweeters). The system also automatically adjusts sound volume
according to the speed of the vehicle at higher trim levels. Hands-free smart
the modern hands-free card for everyday convenience, doors can be opened and
closed automatically, and the engine started without a key. The sensors in the
card allow drivers to lock and unlock the doors without having to take the card
out of their pocket or press a button. They can also start the vehicle without
having to insert the card. The hands-free system also includes a door auto-lock
function when drivers walk away from the vehicle. This feature is a real
time-saver and incredibly convenient.
Kiger uses technology to ensure safety with radar sensors and a reverse camera
with guiding lines. The turning radius of this SUV is 5.02 metres.
Kiger is fitted with a three-cylinder turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine,
with a power output of 99hp and a torque of 160 Nm (available from 3,200 rpm).
The engine offers the latest technological innovations already featured on the
Clio and the Captur in Europe. It boasts of a fuel efficiency of 20kmpl. .
1 litre engine is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. An X-Tronic automatic
continuously variable transmission will be available shortly after the Kiger’s commercial
launch. The Energy 1.0-litre 71hp and 96Nm naturally aspirated engine is also
available in the Kiger range, with either a five-speed manual or the Easy-R
five-speed robotised gearbox AMT, which provides the comfort of clutchless
driving at affordable pricing. It features a manual mode that allows the driver
to drive either in fully automatic or sequential mode.
on Renault Kiger and the importance of the India market, Venkatram
Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations,
shared, “Renault has continued to move forward in India and has navigated the
challenging macro-economic environment, bettering the industry trends. We have
managed this by our robust business strategy which includes our exciting
product range, laser-sharp focus on quality and customer centricity and our
aggressive network ramp up across the country. Today, we take another major step
in India with the global reveal of Renault Kiger, our all-new B-SUV which will
stand out as an excitingly sporty, super smart and attractively stunning
offering. Following Duster, which made SUVs accessible to a large set of
people, not just in India but across the world, Renault KIGER will once again
make SUV aspirations accessible to a whole new set of customers and we look
forward to building on our increasing customer base with this new
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