The Renault Kiger will make its debut in final production form on January 28, 2021. Renault’s compact SUV will go on sale shortly after and go up against its cousin from Nissan, the Magnite, the Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300.
Production Kiger to be unveiled on January 28
Expected to retain about 80 percent of the concept car’s design
To be powered by 1.0 petrol and 1.0 turbo-petrol engines
2021 Renault Kiger exteriors
As Renault had revealed when they had taken the wraps off the Kiger show car, the final model will keep about 80 percent of the concept’s design. Elements such as the split headlight setup (LED DRLs above and the main headlight unit below), Renault’s winged front grille with two horizontal slats and C-shaped tail-lights are expected to be seen on the production-spec Kiger. However, the 19-inch alloy wheels, over-exaggerated front and rear bumpers and the double central exhaust system will be given a miss.
The show car was also finished in a special paint; it’s called either “California Dream” or “Aurora Borealis”. Depending on the angle and light, the hues appear to change as well. This paint finish is unlikely to be carried forward to the production Kiger.
2021 Renault Kiger interiors
Although Renault has not officially revealed details of the Kiger’s interior, spy shots have shown that some of the switchgear, the dual glovebox, the steering wheel unit and the digital instrument cluster will be shared with the Renault Triber seven-seater. Expect features such as automatic climate control, keyless entry and go, a free-standing touchscreen infotainment system, steering-mounted audio and telephony controls and more on the top-spec versions of the Kiger.
2021 Renault Kiger powertrain options
Buyers of the Kiger will be able to choose from two engine options. Entry-level variants will be powered by a 72hp, 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. Renault will also offer a 100hp, 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit, with manual and CVT automatic options.
2021 Renault Kiger price and rivals
While Renault Kiger prices are unknown, expect the French brand to price its compact SUV slightly higher than the Nissan Magnite. Nissan’s compact SUV was priced very aggressively between Rs 4.99-9.45 lakh at launch, though the company has revised prices from January 1, 2021; they now start at Rs 5.49 lakh.
With this in mind, the entry-level and the top-spec Kiger’s prices are expected to undercut other compact SUV rivals’ by a significant enough margin.
All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi
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