With beneficiant house, enticing design, handful tools checklist and topped with a killer price ticket, the Renault Kiger may effectively be the brand new ace within the sub-4 meter SUV phase, says Rajesh Alva/Rediff.com.
Photographs and movies: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
IMAGE: The all-new Renault Kiger.
Renault India have a knack for doing issues in a different way.
They have been learning the Indian client fastidiously earlier than launching value-for-money autos just like the Kwid and Triber.
So when Renault got down to construct a sub-4 metre SUV for India, the staff did not need it to be conventional however one thing uncommon. Thus, Kiger was born.
IMAGE: The Kiger.
The Renault Kiger has been formally launched within the Indian market and it ought to hit showrooms this month.
Renault’s new B-segment compact SUV and their third India-specific product reveals that the carmaker is battle-ready for one of many fastest-growing segments within the Indian automotive market.
Renault had showcased the Kiger idea in mid-2020 and the manufacturing mannequin is nearly much like the idea design.
Kiger could also be beneath 4 metres lengthy but it surely has numerous house inside, in addition to a capacious boot.
Renault is recognized for its exterior design and worth for cash proposition, and Kiger is no completely different.
It brings a recent look to the already crowded sub-4 metre SUV phase.
Renault gives Kiger in six color choices and all of them may be had as dual-tone with a black roof.
At the entrance, it is fairly much like Kwid which is good because the Kwid is a powerful automotive.
The face will get the low triple LED headlamps unit with Renault’s signature two slat chrome grille on the entrance.
Like the Harrier, slim LED DRLs are positioned on high of aspect flip indicators, whereas the bumper offers it a funky and muscular look.
The decrease bumper with fog lamp housing seems to be very aggressive and the sculpted bonnet completes the entrance face.
IMAGE: From the entrance the Kiger seems to be much like the Kwid, however in fact the Kiger is considerably greater.
The Kiger is fairly spectacular from the again as effectively. The C-shape LED taillamps stand out. The reverse digicam is additionally properly hidden within the enormous Renault brand.
The reverse lamp and the aspect indicators are a full-LED unit.
The roof spoiler is divided into two items and is properly built-in into roof rails. The roof-integrated spoiler provides to its sporty character.
The bumper has been painted in silver and designed to present it a muscular look, which it does.
IMAGE: The Renault brand takes centre-stage with chrome-studded grille on the entrance.
The blacked-out roofline, pillars and aspect mirror give it a floating impact. The roof rails are purposeful and good for hundreds as much as 50 Kg.
We can see the squarish black cladding above the flared wheel arches.
Kiger is provided with 195/60 tyres and 16-inch diamond-cut alloys.
The massive chunky wheel arches and 16-inch wheels with 205mm floor clearance give it a full SUV-like really feel.
The Kiger is 3991 mm lengthy and 1750 mm extensive and comes with a wheelbase of 2500 mm.
IMAGE: The LED tail lamp cluster with C-shaped signature.
Kiger has a class-leading boot house of 405 litres. Further, the rear split-seat folds to develop the storage capability to 879 litres.
Its kerb weigh is additionally saved fairly low, at 1,012 kg.
The gasoline tank capability is 40 litres which is first rate sufficient to offer a vary of round 650 km on one tank.
The firm claims a median of 20 kmpl per litre however nevertheless, it is dependent upon how you utilize your proper foot.
The Kiger comes with two engine choices. Naturally-aspirated 1 litre 3-cylinder petrol engine and a 1-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol. Kiger is obtainable in guide, AMT and CVT computerized choice.
The turbo engine is able to producing a most energy output of 100hp and most torque of 160Nm in guide and AMT, whereas with CVT gearbox the utmost torque is lowered to 152Nm.
The naturally-aspirated 1-litre petrol engine is able to producing a most energy output of 72hp and most torque of 96Nm.
The CVT computerized is solely provided with 1-litre turbocharged petrol engine whereas the AMT choice is additionally obtainable with 1-litre naturally-aspirated engine.
The engine is refined and clean and Renault has added extra insulation to enhance the NVH ranges.
The Kiger will get a full black cabin with some gray components on the dashboard.
There are some well-built onerous plastics on high of the sprint. Renault has even used some chrome and glossy piano black to good impact.
Like the Magnite, Kiger too will get a totally digital instrument TFT cluster with a higher color scheme and higher graphics.
Steering is tilt-adjustable, which permits the person to regulate the steering wheel’s place in line with her/his consolation wants.
We get steering-mounted audio controls, local weather management, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, air air purifier, in addition to peak adjustment for the driving force’s seat.
There’s heavy use of gloss black plastics for that added premium really feel.
Renault has managed to carve out sufficient small areas to maintain your belongings.
So you have got a twin glovebox, cell holders, cup holders and sufficient bottle holders in all 4 doorways.
The centre console is excessive and the shiny piano black seems to be very premium. The armrest is very supportive with a deep cupboard space and twin cup holders.
There is cupboard space between the elbow field and the gear lever.
We get a rotary knob subsequent to the gear lever to cycle by way of the Eco, Normal and Sport drive modes. These alter the gear shifts, engine response and steering response.
The TFT show adjustments color relying in your driving mode.
There is ample legroom and headroom on the rear, regardless of the sloping roofline.
The seat is set a bit low and the window line is a bit excessive. Thigh assist is fairly satisfactory for lengthy drives.
The car will get adjustable rear headrests, an armrest with twin cup holders, rear AC vents, and a 12V charging socket.
Renault has determined to not present Kiger with a diesel engine. So the bonnet is simply sufficient to slot in a petrol engine.
The function of the 1-litre petrol engine has a lot to play within the Kiger’s giant passenger house.
For security and safety, the Kiger will get ABS with EBD, traction management, hill begin help, twin airbags and rear parking sensors.
All variations of the automotive get twin entrance airbags whereas the highest mannequin additionally will get aspect airbags.
IMAGE: The 7-inch TFT cluster which adjustments its color relying the drive modes.
With the launch of Kiger, Renault has entered the fastest-growing SUV phase dominated by Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue and Ford Ecosport.
Renault has priced the Kiger so aggressively that the bottom variant immediately false into the hatchback class of Maruti Swift, Ignis, Hyundai grand I10, Nios and Tata Tiago.
It is essentially the most inexpensive SUV in its class.
With beneficiant house, enticing design, handful tools checklist and topped with a killer price ticket, the Kiger may very effectively be the brand new ace within the sub 4-metre SUV phase.
The new Kiger has sufficient in it to attract you away from the hatchback you have been eyeing.