The Renault kwid was one of the best competitors for the Maruti Suzuki in the entry-level hatchback. Then came the Duster one of the best SUVs in the segment. The latest offering by Renault was the Triber with 7 seats one of the most affordable MPV in this segment. There was a slight perforation between the prices of these vehicles and Renault lacked a premium hatchback. Renault India and Renault France designed a car in collaboration to overcome this segment gap. As a result, RENAULT KIGER sitting perfectly in the segment of compact SUV. It is developed and produced in India, for Indian customers first, before it is taken globally.
Launch date? Price?
Mumbai, February 15, 2021: Taking ahead of its promise of disruptive innovation, Renault today announced the pricing of the all-new KIGER starting at an introductory price of INR 5.45 lakhs (ex-showroom, PAN India). With this outstanding pricing, Renault KIGER is surely set to radically alter the dynamics in the B-SUV segment.
Customers can book Renault KIGER at dealerships or on the website –https://www.renault.co.in/ by paying a token amount of INR 11, 000/-
Announcing the attractive pricing, Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO; Managing Director, Renault India Operations, shared, “Renault KIGER is a modern SUV that is a perfect fit for the Indian market. It brings to the fore our proven expertise of innovation, creativity, customer understanding, and above all, our focus on making cars that offer an unmatched value proposition.
Renault KIGER will demonstrate the competence of India’s design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities and highlights Renault’s strong commitment to the ‘Make in India’ mission. With a vision of fulfilling the growing SUV aspirations of a wide set of customers, we have ensured that Renault KIGER is attractively priced, and we look forward to strengthening our SUV legacy with this new game-changer.”Renault KIGER has established itself as a Stunning, Smart, and Sporty B-SUV. The Stunning design is exemplified by a host of sporty and muscular elements that make Renault KIGER stand out as a true SUV. On the inside, Renault KIGER’s Smart cabin combines technology, functionality, and roominess.
Renault has introduced innovative ways of reaching out to customers. The Renault Virtual Assistant (RVA) will enable Renault to reach out to customers across all geographies. RVA is available at the finger-tips on Whatsapp and the website. It provides all information and details, along with the option of booking test drives, and even facilitates bookings. The Renault KIGER Virtual Studio is a state-of-the-art virtual studio that seamlessly enables 360-degree views and allows the customers to configure, accessorize and make online bookings. It is an overall customized consumer journey that allows complete access to information and customization on Renault KIGER.
Variants and price?
Renault Kiger will be offered in two engine options 1.0L Energy and 1.0L Turbo with 2 pedal offerings on each of the engines. Customers can choose from four available trims – RXE, RXL, RXT & RXZ. Each version is built keeping in view the customer requirements and needs in the segment and has been attractively priced across all trims. Customers will have a valuable advantage at every level and also have the choice of opting for the stylish dual tone combinations which is available across the range.
|Energy EasyR AMT||Turbo
Stunning design and USPS:
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.
Road presence: A sculpted bonnet that enhances the car’s personality sits at the front, above an impressive bumper. The wings boost the design with their pronounced shoulder lines, while the black sills and wheel arches provide further protection. The high ground clearance (205 mm) and functional roof bars heighten the vehicle’s silhouette and complete its bold SUV look. Renault designers have equipped the KIGER with several features to give the car a sporty look. The front grille’s 3D graphic finish with honeycomb-shaped chromed effects is a perfect example, while the Aluminium Finish skid plate further enhances the rear bumper.
Road grip: At higher trim levels, the KIGER’S 40.64 cm alloy wheels have a black diamond-cut finish for a sporty and stylish look. The protective wheel arch cladding makes the bodywork look bolder and sturdier. The 2,500 mm long wheelbase places the wheels at the four corners of the vehicle, offering increased stability on any type of road while optimizing the space inside the car, providing optimum comfort for each passenger and boot volume of 405 Litres that is unrivalled in the segment.
LED setup: The LED daytime running lights positioned at both ends give the car an elevated
stance. The highly recognizable lower part divides the bumper into two areas, each large corner featuring three LED headlights separately encased in a chrome octagonal unit with PURE VISION and a chrome reflector. The tail lamp units with glossy black inserts are resolutely modern and distinctive within the segment, outlining the KIGER’S rear double C-shaped lighting signature. They are featured at each end of the bodywork and extend out over the wings providing Kiger a distinctly unique personality.
|Width||1,750 mm (without mirrors)|
|Height||1,600 mm (with Roof Bars)|
|Engine Type||3-cylinder 1.0 L Turbocharged Petrol Engine||3-cylinder 1.0 L Turbocharged
|ENERGY 3-cyc 1.0 L
|Displacement||999 cc||999 cc||999 cc|
|Power||100 Ps @ 5000 rpm||100 Ps @ 5000 rpm||72 Ps @ 6250 rpm|
|Torque||160 Nm @ 2800-3600rpm||152 Nm @ 2200-4400||96 Nm @ 3500 rpm|
|Gearbox||5 Speed Manual Transmission||X-TRONIC-CVT||5 Speed Manual Transmission
5 Speed EASY-R AMT
|Tyre size||195/60 R16|
|Front suspension||McPherson strut with lower triangle; coil spring, anti-roll bar; traverse arm|
|Rear suspension||Torsion beam axle|
|Boot volume||405 Liters|
|Ground Clearance||205 mm|
|Fuel tank volume||40 L|
The KIGER comes in six exciting body colors: . All trim-levels include a two-tone option
- Ice Cool White,
- Planet Grey,
- Moonlight Grey,
- Mahogany Brown,
- Caspian Blue,
- Radiant Red with Mystery Black Roof.
Providing an opportunity to customers to choose from the wide range of single or dual-tone color options, Radiant Red which is an exclusive color will only be available as a top variant under a two-tone color scheme.
- Onboard, the two front seats and the two rear side seats are fitted with three-point seatbelts, while the rear middle passenger seat features a two-point seatbelt.
- The two front airbags for the driver and front-seat passenger along with the two side airbags round out the safety suite.
- Both front seats get a seat belt reminder alert for enhanced safety.
KIGER interiors are called the smart cabin as it combines technology, functionality, and roominess. KIGER is just under four meters long and falls into the compact SUV category, yet thanks to the CMFA+ platform DNA, just like Triber it offers segment-leading roominess, cabin storage, and cargo space.
The chiseled curves that play with light and shade give the impression of a floating cockpit, accentuated by piano-style control dials, suspended air conditioning controls, and a pedestal that is easily accessible from the center console. The console features a 20.32 cm floating touch screen, giving the passenger compartment a modern look, and so does a 17.78 cm Multi-Skin Reconfigurable TFT color cluster.
Comfort and space:
The KIGER provides record levels of roominess with space onboard that you can feel. At the front, the KIGER offers a 710-mm Couple Distance between seats – the best in its segment. At the rear, KIGER provides best in segment second-row legroom (222 mm) and elbow room (1431 mm). The seat height provides a commanding driving position accentuating driving comfort. The Kiger sets a very high standard when it comes to loading capacity, offering the best boot capacity in the segment (405 litres which extend to 879 liters with the second row folded).
Another new feature available at higher trim levels is the white ambient lighting in the passenger compartment. It lights up the storage compartment at the front of the centre console and the back of the front door grip handles. The cockpit features back-lit steering wheel controls. These have a whole host of settings such as access to the onboard computer menu, speaker volume, phone and radio features, and voice recognition. KIGER will also feature a first-in-segment PM2.5 Clean Air Filter. This advanced atmospheric filter fitted into the ventilation system ensures good air quality inside the vehicle.
The KIGER uses technology to ensure safety with radar sensors and a reverse camera with guiding lines. The driver can enjoy greater visibility and precision when reversing or manoeuvring for parking. The turning radius is 5.02 meters.
Infotainment system comprises The KIGER’S high, wide centre console is focused around a large 20.32 cm floating touch screen that features wireless smartphone replication for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at higher trims. Wireless smartphone 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. The system not only offers voice recognition through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto but also Bluetooth connectivity that can pair with up to five devices, a USB socket for faster charging, and a built-in MP4 video player.
MULTI-SENSE driving experience and ambience lighting:
At higher trim levels, the driver has access to MULTI-SENSE settings to select different driving modes. Engine mapping, gear changes (for automatic transmissions), the responsive steering column, and the digital speedometer are reset when changing driving modes, for an optimum driving experience.
- Multi-Skin 17.78 cm Reconfigurable TFT cluster changes its color and widget configuration according to the mode selected, displaying useful information relevant to selected driving mode:
- Normal mode: Provides an optimum driving parameter of the engine apt for city driving conditions. It also provides handy information like real-time; average fuel consumption all in a blue colour look.
- Eco-mode: Provides a drive that is inclined towards economic driving practices. Changing the overall appearance of the TFT into green, the indicators, like an animated leaf, provide real-time feedback to maximize economic driving.
- Sports Mode: Provides a driving environment that is full of fun and sportiness, with crisper engine response and faster shifting. The overall TFT screen appearance turns red with quick information of acceleration gauge, torque/power ratios, etc providing drivers to have all the fun!
Premium sound system
The KIGER boasts a brand new, well-tuned quality sound system: The Auditorium 3D Sound system by Arkamys, with a technology that diffuses 3D sound tailor-made to suit the materials and shape of the passenger compartment. All in all, there are eight on-board speakers (four boomers, four tweeters). The system also automatically adjusts the sound volume according to the speed of the vehicle at higher trim levels. Hands-free smart access card. For everyday convenience, doors can be opened and closed automatically, and the engine started without a key. The sensors in the card allow drivers to lock and unlock the doors without having to take the card out of their pocket or press a button. They can also start the vehicle without having to insert the card. The hands-free system also includes a door auto-lock function when drivers walk away from the vehicle. This feature is real-time-saver and incredibly convenient.
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