Renault has finally taken wraps off the Kiger concept. It will spawn Renault’s upcoming sub-4m SUV which is expected to go on sale by early 2021.
As far as design is concerned, the Kiger concept carries forward the family look with bumper-mounted headlamps and top-mounted LED DRLs. That said, it looks a lot more modern and muscular. It gets a heavily sculpted bonnet sitting at the top of the LED DRLs that run across the width of the front fascia. The bumper-mounted headlamps get a tri-lamp setup sitting above what could be a fog lamp housing in the production-spec model.
The side profile carries forward the muscular tone of the design. It features flared wheel arches and chunky body cladding. Around the back, it gets C-shaped tail lamps and a high set rear bumper accommodating a dual-exit exhaust. As seen in the teaser video, the Kiger concept features green coloured inserts all around visible around the DRLs, front and rear bumpers, roof rails and door handles.
The concept rides on 19-inch wheels offering a ground clearance of 210mm. While the gear-shaped alloy wheels are not expected to make way to the production-spec model, the final product might offer a similar ground clearance. The carmaker says that the concept bears almost 80 per cent resemblance to the production-spec Kiger.
The Kiger will be based on the CMF-A platform. It is the same platform that underpins the Renault Triber and the soon to be launched Nissan Magnite. The similarities between the Kiger and the Magnite will not be limited to the platform. The Kiger will also share its engines and features with the Magnite.
The Magnite is offered with two petrol engines: a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine.
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1.0-litre turbo petrol
Renault might also offer a 5-speed AMT with the 1.0-litre naturally aspirated engine as it does in the Triber.
In terms of features, expect it to get a digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, auto AC with rear AC vents, LED headlamps, a 360-degree camera, up to 4 airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control and traction control, among others.
Renault is expected to launch the Kiger in early 2021. Prices are expected to range from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. It will rival likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and the upcoming Nissan Magnite.