News has come that Renault will be unveiling their upcoming compact SUV for India, the Kiger not far away from now. In fact, the introduction date of the production version Kiger is scheduled to take place on January 28. We can expect Renault to follow it up with its official launch in couple of months time.
The Kiger is based on Renault’s B-SUV concept, which was unveiled in the latter months of 2020. There have been a few instances of the near-production version of the compact SUV clicked while in its testing phase. Now with the production-spec car finally to be showcased, the public could soon get a glimpse of what will be the next product arriving in the already crowded compact SUV space.
As per reports, it is being said that the production version of the Kiger will be having almost 80 percent of the design cues as seen on its concept car. On first instances, the B-SUV concept has an impressive design theme which to be carried on the Kiger, could well make it an attractive offering. The Kiger is underpinned by the relatively new CMF-A+ platform developed by both Renault and Nissan.
This will be seen on a number of new models coming from both the brands in the near future. The Kiger is expected to share a lot of bits with Renault’s affordable 7-seat MPV, the Triber and the recently released Nissan Magnite. These include features like a cooled glovebox, keyless entry and go, automatic climate control and a floating touchscreen infotainment screen to name a few.
Engine-wise, it will receive options of both a naturally aspirated petrol and a turbo petrol motor. The former will be the 1.0 litre, three-cylinder motor borrowed from the Triber, which makes an output of 72 BHP power and 96 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the new 1.0 litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor which debuted in the Magnite will also make its way into it.
Renault are expected to launch the Kiger with a pretty affordable price tag, similar to what Nissan did with the Magnite recently. We could expect its initial prices to begin from Rs.6 lakh onwards, going all the way to Rs.10 lakhs for higher-spec models. With a recent track record of doing well in the flexible ends of the market, Renault could well fancy its chances of making it happen again with the Kiger.
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