Renault India has commenced series production and dealer dispatches of its upcoming Kiger compact SUV. The new Renault Kiger SUV will be launched in India on February 15, 2021.
- Kiger to be sold with two engine and two gearbox options
- Will be loaded with a long list of features
- Does not come with a sunroof
Renault Kiger: what do we know so far
After a long delay, Renault will finally enter the ever-growing compact SUV segment next month with the Kiger.Renault’s compact SUVwill not only see rivals from most major brands in India but also from its sisterbrand in the form of the Nissan Magnite.
Renault’s Kiger shares its underpinnings with the Magnite, which includes the CMF-A platform as well as the engine-gearbox options. The engines include a 1.0-liter naturally aspirated petrol anda 1.0-liter turbo-petrol, with the former coming with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT automatic gearbox andthe latter, a more powerful 1.0 turbo-petrol, gettingthechoice of either a CVT automatic or a 5-speed manual. In contrast, the Magnite does not come with an AMT gearbox and its 1.0-litrenaturally aspiratedengine is available with a 5-speed manual transmission only.
Renault Kiger: aggressive pricing expected
Renault's sister brand Nissan's aggressive entry-level price strategy for the Magnite (at Rs 4.99 lakh at launch, ex-showroom) helped bring many customers to its outlets and we can confirm that Renault is planning to price the Kiger on similar lines, atleast initially. This means, the starting price of the Kigerwill undercut the Magnite's current starting price of Rs 5.49 lakh.
Apart from the Magnite, the Kiger's pricing will also undercut other compact SUVs, including the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Toyota Urban Cruiser.