- Some common elements aside, Kiger dash will be distinct to Triber’s
- Top-spec version packs in steering-mounted buttons and auto climate control
- Launch in October 2020
Spy pics of the Renault Kiger undergoing testing have already given a broad idea of the upcoming compact SUV’s shape. Latest images shot yesterday now give us a glimpse of the Kiger’s interior. Here are some takeaways.
It’ll be different to the Triber inside
Like the Triber 7-seater, the Kiger will be based on Renault’s CMF-A+ platform and the two models will also share engines and gearboxes. However, in their interiors, the commonalities will be limited to certain elements only. The Kiger gets a unique dashboard easily distinguishable by the design of the centre console. A floating-look 8.0-inch touchscreen takes centre stage here with the air-con vents positioned below. Lower down, like the Triber, there’s a separate platform for the engine start-stop button.
The side air-con vents are also unique in look, and what also helps give the Kiger a different personality is the dark grey-black cabin theme. The Triber, for reference, sports a dual-tone, beige-on-black theme. Of the other things, dual-gloveboxes will also be part of the Kiger package.
Key additions to feature set
The spy shot confirms a number of features that the Kiger will get. For instance, while the Kiger’s steering wheel is from the Triber, there’s the important inclusion of audio controls. Again, while the digital instrument cluster will be similar to the Triber’s it will have a different design. The 8.0-inch touchscreen will also be a development of the Triber’s unit though it won’t feature eSIM-based connected tech. Auto climate control is another feature that will be included.
The absence of a third pedal and addition of a proper dead pedal also indicates that the Kiger spied is an automatic. As we had reported earlier, the Kiger’s 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine option (making around 95hp) will get a CVT auto option while the regular 1.0 engine will come with an AMT.
Any new information on the Kiger’s exterior?
Earlier spy shots of the Kiger showed a family resemblance. The split headlight setup (looks quite a lot like the Kwid’s) is now offered on a number of global Renault models and the V-shaped grille is likely to get liberal amounts of chrome with the Renault logo on higher-spec models. Expect alloy wheels to be on offer with the higher-spec variants.
More details about Renault’s answer to the upcoming Toyota Urban Cruiser, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport will be revealed closer to its launch in October. Stay tuned.