Surprisingly, the production-ready subtle version of the Kiger looks analogous to the uber-cool concept variant
After a lengthy wait, the production-ready form of the Renault Kiger has ultimately been revealed by the French automobile manufacturer. A few weeks ago, we penned down an article about Kiger’s concept design and other speculations about the car. Now, the company has openly shared all the minutiae about their compact SUV and therefore, this feature is about those intricate details of the all-new Renault Kiger.
When we published the last article about the new Kiger, we pointed out that the production-ready model would look akin to the concept variant; a piece of information distributed by the automaker. Turns out, Renault has kept their word as the production-ready Kiger looks analogous to the concept model. However, the production-ready model threw away the massive 19-inch off-road tyres and the twin exhaust system. Rest of the car shares an uncanny resemblance to its concept iteration.
Interior and features
Inside the cabin, the Kiger is topped with grey-coloured dashboard along with plastics in black shade. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system is strapped in the centre and below it, another 7-inch TFT instrumentation display has been equipped. The infotainment system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and acknowledges voice commands. Furthermore, it grants a user to connect five devices at any point.
Apart from these features, the Kiger also offers keyless entry, automatic climate control and ambient lighting but sadly, misses out on a sunroof. For long journeys, the Kiger offers plenty of space inside the cabin as it can accommodate two cups and four bottles (1-litre each) along with a glove box of 10.5-litres and a central front armrest of 7.5-litres.
Under the hood
The Renault Kiger is offered in two different trims; a three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol version and a three-cylinder turbo petrol version. The 999cc three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol version churns out a maximum power of 72hp and a peak torque of 96hp. On the other hand, the 999cc turbo-petrol version is tuned to develop 100hp of peak power and a maximum torque figure of 160Nm. The 72hp version of the Kiger is available with an optional AMT setting, whereas the 100hp variant gets a CVT option apart from a manual transmission.
In the Indian market, the Kiger is up against the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Toyota Urban Cruiser and the Mahinda XUV 300.