File photo of launch of Renault Kiger

Automobile major Renault on January 28 unveiled their latest compact SUV Kiger. The B-SUV, to be first launched in India before making its international debut, will ‘soon’ be available.

The Renault Kiger will fight it out in the lucrative sub-four-meter segment challenging the Nissan Magnite, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV 300, among others.

Renault Kiger is the latest in the line of products to be launched by Renault in India. The compact SUV has already made its presence felt since the concept version was unveiled in November, 2020.

Renault Kiger has been designed with a host of sporty and muscular elements and stands out as a true SUV. On the inside, Renault Kiger’s Smart cabin combines technology, functionality and roominess. Renault Kiger will be powered by a new turbocharged 1 litre petrol engine for more performance and driving pleasure. The engine has been tested for reliability and durability, and offers the latest technological innovations already featured on Renault’s global range.

“After Duster, Kwid and Triber, we are now preparing for the launch of Renault Kiger, a modern SUV that is a perfect fit for the Indian market. Kiger combines the best Renault has to offer: our expertise in innovative cars with the creativity and in-depth knowledge of customer needs. A strong proof that Renault really is a game-changer,” said Fabrice Cambolive, SVP, Renault brand, sales & operations.

“True to the promise of the show-car, Renault Kiger is a robust, dynamic and generous SUV. Armed for travel in the urban jungle, we also designed it for the outdoors and to easily navigate any type of road conditions. Kiger has a distinctive SUV look and its long wheelbase enables great space and volume on board. Its ‘smart cabin’ has been specially designed to encourage sharing and convenience,” added Laurens van den Acker, EVP, head of design, Groupe Renault.

Commenting on Renault Kiger and the importance of the India market, Venkatram Mamillapalle, country CEO & managing director, Renault India operations, shared: “Renault has continued to move forward in India and has navigated the challenging macro-economic environment, bettering the industry trends. We have managed this by our robust business strategy which includes our exciting product range, laser-sharp focus on quality and customer centricity and our aggressive network ramp up across the country. Today, we take another major step in India with the global reveal of Renault Kiger, our all-new B-SUV which will stand out as an excitingly sporty, super smart and attractively stunning offering.”

The launch event, held at Gurgaon, was live-streamed across multiple dealerships in India, including at Guwahati.

With its distinct, athletic design that is bursting with energy, the Kiger SUV combines urban modernity with agility, whichever road it takes. With its muscular bodywork that exudes sturdiness and dynamism, the Kiger is a real invitation to escape the urban jungle and experience a new kind of driving.

The Renault Kiger comes with a sculpted bonnet that enhances the car’s personality. The high ground clearance (205 mm) and functional roof bars heighten the vehicle’s silhouette and complete its bold SUV look. It sits on a set of 16-inch alloy wheels that have a black diamond-cut finish.

At the front, the car comes with a honeycomb grille. The upper strip formed by the front grille and the LED daytime running lights positioned at both ends. All-new LED taillights light up the rear of the car.

The Kiger provide a boot capacity of 405 litres which extends to 879 litres with second row folded. There is a total onboard capacity of 29L including four 1L water bottle holders and 2 cup holders. The central armrest hides a 7.5-litre storage space while the glove compartment has an unprecedented volume of 10.5 litres.

Inside, the Kiger comes with a large 20.32 cm floating touch screen that features wireless smart phone replication for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at higher trims. Wireless smart phone replication allows passengers to connect their smartphones seamlessly and access the special driving and multimedia apps. Passengers can select five permanent shortcuts for faster access to apps and features.

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