2021 Renault Kiger Variants Explained - Which One to Buy

2021 Renault Kiger Variants Explained - Which One to Buy

V3Cars reviews all the variants of the 2021 Renault Kiger to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Kiger comes equipped with a 1.0-litre normal petrol and a 1.0-litre turbo engine paired with both manual and automatic transmission options.

2021 Renault Kiger

What Are The Prices of Renault Kiger? 

The Renault Kiger’s prices start at Rs 5.45 lakh. The price of the version with the 1.0-litre normal petrol engine goes up to Rs 7.55 lakh. This engine along with the AMT comes with a starting price of Rs 6.59 lakh and goes up to Rs 8 lakh. For the AMT (Automatic Manual Transmission), Renault is charging Rs 45,000 extra, which is reasonable.

The table below offers a look at the pricing details of the 2021 Renault Kiger: 

RENAULT KIGER PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | FEB 2021

Variant

1.0MT

1.0AMT

1.0T MT

1.0T CVT

RXE

Rs 5,45,000

     

RXL

Rs 6,14,000

Rs 6,59,000

Rs 7,14,000

 

RXT

Rs 6,60,000

Rs 7,05,000

Rs 7,60,000

Rs 8,60,000

RXZ

Rs 7,55,000

Rs 8,00,000

Rs 8,55,000

Rs 9,55,000

 

RENAULT KIGER PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | FEB 2021

Variant

1.0MT

Difference

1.0AMT

RXE

Rs 5,45,000

--

--

RXL

Rs 6,14,000

Rs 45,000

Rs 6,59,000

RXT

Rs 6,60,000

Rs 45,000

Rs 7,05,000

RXZ

Rs 7,55,000

Rs 45,000

Rs 8,00,000


The Turbo petrol engine with manual transmission is available in the top 3 variants of the Kiger. These variants come with a starting price of Rs 7.14 lakh and go up to Rs 8.55 lakh. This engine also comes paired with a CVT type automatic transmission in the top 2 variants, with a price range of Rs 8.60 lakh to Rs 9.55 lakh. The Turbo-petrol engine with the automatic transmission cost Rs 1 lakh extra, which is acceptable. 

RENAULT KIGER PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | FEB 2021

Variant

1.0T MT

Difference

1.0T CVT

RXL

Rs 7,14,000

--

--

RXT

Rs 7,60,000

Rs 1,00,000

Rs 8,60,000

RXZ

Rs 8,55,000

Rs 1,00,000

Rs 9,55,000


What Are The Engine Specifications of Renault Kiger? 

The Kiger comes with a 1.0-litre normal petrol engine that is capable of producing 72PS of maximum power and 96Nm of peak torque. The same engine also powers the Nissan Magnite in the same state of tune. However, in the Kiger, the normal petrol engine is offered with both manual and AMT transmission options, while the Magnite only gets a manual transmission. The Kiger and Magnite’s power and torque figures are the least in comparison to the rest of the B2-segment SUVs with normal petrol. 

The following table offers a look at the normal petrol engine specifications of the 2021 Renualt Kiger and its comparison with rivals:

B2 SUV SEGMENT | PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Kiger

Magnite

Venue

EcoSport

WR-V

Brezza/Urban Cruiser

Sonet

Displacement

1.0L

1.0L

1.2L

1.5L

1.2L

1.5L

1.2L

Cylinder

3

3

4

3

4

4

4

Cubic Capacity

999cc

999cc

1197cc

1496cc

1199cc

1462cc

1197cc

Maximum Power

72PS @ 6250rpm

72PS @ 6250rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

122PS @ 6500rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6300rpm

Power:Weight

NA

76.68PS/t

76.78PS/t

97.91PS/t

81.37PS/t

92.92PS/t

76PS/t*

Peak Torque

96Nm @ 3500rpm

96Nm @ 3500rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

149Nm @ 4500rpm

110Nm @ 4800rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

115Nm @ 4200rpm

Torque:Weight

NA

102.24Nm/t

105.46Nm/t

119.58Nm/t

99.46Nm/t

122.12Nm/t

105Nm/t*

Manual

Transmission

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

Manual

Claimed FE

NA

18.75kmpl

17.27kmpl

15.9kmpl

16.5kmpl

17.03kmpl

18.4kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

5AMT

--

--

6TC

--

4TC

--

Automatic

Claimed FE

NA

--

--

14.7kmpl

--

18.76kmpl (Mild Hybrid)

--

*est.

The Kiger is also available with a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that is capable of generating 100PS of maximum power and 160Nm of peak torque. This same engine is also available in the Magnite. In this case, the Kiger’s power and torque outputs are comparable with its rivals, while its torque:weight ratio is the best in the lot. Thus, it can be said that the Kiger’s drivability will be better than the other SUVs in the segment.

Similar to the Magnite, the Kiger’s turbocharged petrol engine is also available with a CVT type automatic transmission option, and with the automatic transmission, its peak torque output is a bit less. Both the Kiger and Magnite offer a claimed fuel efficiency of 20kmpl, which is the best in this segment. 

You can view the specifications details of the turbo charged petrol engine of the 2021 Reanult Kiger and comparison with rivals:

B2 SEGMENT TURBO-PETROL SUVs | ENGINE SPECS

 

Kiger

Magnite

Venue

Nexon

Sonet

XUV300

Displacement

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.2L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.2L Turbo

Cylinder

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Cubic Capacity

999cc

999cc

999cc

999cc

998cc

1199cc

998cc

1197cc

Maximum Power

100PS @ 5000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

120PS @ 5500rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

110PS @ 5000rpm

Power:Weight

98.81PS/t

96.25PS/t

98.62PS/t

96.25PS/t

103.99PS/t

96.77PS/t

103PS/t*

81.43PS/t

Peak Torque

160Nm @ 2800 - 3600rpm

152Nm @ 2200 - 4400rpm

160Nm @ 2800 - 3600rpm

152Nm @ 2200 - 4400rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

170Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

200Nm @ 2000 - 3500rpm

Torque:Weight

158.10Nm/t

146.29Nm/t

157.79Nm/t

146.29Nm/t

149.05Nm/t

137.1Nm/t

149Nm/t*

147.93Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

5MT

--

5MT

--

6MT/6ACMT

6MT

6ACMT

6MT

Manual

Claimed FE

20kmpl

--

20kmpl

--

18.07kmpl

17.57kmpl

18.2kmpl

16.82kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

--

CVT

--

CVT

7DCT

6AMT

7DCT

6AMT

Automatic

Claimed FE

--

17.7kmpl

--

17.7kmpl

17.99kmpl

16.35kmpl

18.3kmpl

17kmpl*

*est.

What Are The Dimensions of Renault Kiger? 

The Kiger is a B2-segment SUV, and hence its overall length is around 4m. The Kiger is only wider than the WR-V, while being taller only than the Magnite. The Kiger’s wheelbase measures 2500mm, which is the same as Magnite, Sonet, Venue and Brezza. In this segment, the Kiger boasts of the most spacious boot, while its 205mm of ground clearance is lesser than just the Nexon. All the variants of the Kiger come with 16-inch wheels. 

You can check out all the dimension details of the 2021 Renault Kiger in the table below:

KIGER vs RIVALS

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Kiger

Magnite

XUV300

Sonet

Venue

WR-V

Brezza

Nexon

EcoSport

Length

3991mm

3994mm

3995mm

3995mm

3995mm

3999mm

3995mm

3993mm

3998mm

Width

1750mm

1758mm

1821mm

1790mm

1770mm

1734mm

1790mm

1811mm

1765mm

Height

1600mm (w/ rails)

1572mm

1627mm

1642mm

1605mm

1601mm

1640mm

1606mm

1647mm

Wheelbase

2500mm

2500mm

2600mm

2500mm

2500mm

2555mm

2500mm

2498mm

2519mm

Boot Space

405-lt

336-lt

257-lt

392-lt

350-lt

363-lt

328-lt

350-lt

352-lt

Ground Clearance

205mm

205mm

180mm

205mm

190mm

188mm

200mm

209mm

200mm

Fuel Tank

40-lt

40-lt

42-lt

45-lt

45-lt

40-lt

48-lt

44-lt

52-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

195/60 R16

195/60 R16

205/65 R16

195/65 R15

195/65 R15

195/60 R16

205/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/65 R15

Tyre Size (Top)

195/60 R16

195/60 R16

215/55 R17

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16


Renault Kiger Variant-wise Features

What Are The Features of Renault Kiger RXE Variant? 

The Renault Kiger’s base RXE variant is priced at Rs 5.45 lakh. 

Some of the key features of the RXE variant include - front armrest, front power windows, front and rear power outlet, LED DRLs and roof rails. 

The following table lists the features that are offered by the 2021 Renault Kiger RXE variant:

KIGER RXE | FEATURES

Safety & Functional

Style

Std Safety Features

Adjustable Front Headrests

LED DRLs

Integrated Rear Spoiler

Driver Seatbelt Pretensioner w/ Load Limiter

Fixed Rear Headrests

LED Tail Lamps

Roof Rails

Front Armrest

Front & Rear Power Outlet

Black ORVMs w/ Integrated Turn Indicators

R16 Steel Wheels w/ Covers

Front Power Windows

 

Black Door Handles

3.5-inch MID


This variant lacks several basic features such as day/night IRVM, adjustable rear headrests, rear power windows, audio system with steering mounted controls and electrically adjustable ORVMs. 

As the base RXE variant lacks some important basic features, we can’t recommend buying this variant. 

What Are The Features of Renault Kiger RXL Variant? 

The Kiger RXL variant is Rs 69,000 costlier than the base RXE variant. This variant’s normal petrol version also comes with an AMT option, while the turbo-petrol engine gets a manual transmission option. 

RENAULT KIGER | PRICE COMPARISON

 

RXE

DIFFERENCE

RXL

1.0-MT

Rs 5,45,000

Rs 69,000

Rs 6,14,000

1.0-AMT

--

--

Rs 6,59,000

TURBO-MT

--

--

Rs 7,14,000


Some of the noteworthy features of this variant include : day/night IRVM, speed-sensing auto door lock, audio system, rear AC vents, rear power windows, electrically adjustable ORVMs, tilt steering and body-coloured door handles.

You can view all the additional features of the 2021 Renault Kiger RXL variant over the RXE variant:

KIGER RXL | FEATURES OVER RXE

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Intermittent Wipers

Audio System

Rear AC Vents

Body-coloured Door Handles

Day/Night IRVM

Bluetooth & USB

Rear Power Windows

Shark Fin Antenna

Speed-sensing Auto Door Lock

4 Speakers

Rear Parcel Tray

Chrome on Front Grille

   

Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

 
   

Tilt Steering

 
       


Some of the missing features in this variant include - adjustable rear headrests, steering-mounted audio controls, height adjustable driver seat, rear wiper and defogger.

The incremental price of Rs 69,000 of the RXL variant is on the higher side for the mentioned additional features. Moreover, the RXL variant will also attract more tax in some states, as its price is more than the Rs 6 lakh range. 

We would say that the RXL with the 1.0-litre normal petrol engine should be considered only for those buyers who don’t want to stretch their budget for a higher variant. This variant is also available with an AMT option, which is Rs 45,000 more expensive than its manual transmission counterpart.

RENAULT KIGER | PRICE COMPARISON

 

RXE

DIFFERENCE

RXL

1.0-MT

Rs 5,45,000

Rs 69,000

Rs 6,14,000

DIFFERENCE

   

Rs 45,000

1.0-AMT

--

--

Rs 6,59,000


From the RXL variant onwards, the turbo-petrol engine with manual transmission powertrain option is also available, for which you’ll need to spend an additional Rs 1,00,000. For this powertrain, we think that this incremental value is on the higher side. We would suggest that if you really wish to buy the Kiger with this powertrain option and are ready to pay the extra premium for the same, then consider a higher variant for a better overall ownership experience. 

RENAULT KIGER | PRICE COMPARISON

 

RXE

DIFFERENCE

RXL

1.0-MT

Rs 5,45,000

Rs 69,000

Rs 6,14,000

DIFFERENCE

   

Rs 1,00,000

TURBO-MT

--

--

Rs 7,14,000


What Are The Features of Renault Kiger RXT Variant? 

The Kiger RXT variant is Rs 46,000 more expensive than the RXL variant. 

RENAULT KIGER | PRICE COMPARISON

 

RXL

DIFFERENCE

RXT

1.0-MT

Rs 6,14,000

Rs 46,000

Rs 6,60,000

1.0-AMT

Rs 6,59,000

Rs 46,000

Rs 7,05,000

TURBO-MT

Rs 7,14,000

Rs 46,000

Rs 7,60,000

TURBO-CVT

--

--

Rs 8,60,000


This variant is also available with the turbo-petrol engine and CVT powertrain option for an additional premium of Rs 1 lakh.

RENAULT KIGER | PRICE COMPARISON

 

RXL

DIFFERENCE

RXT

TURBO-MT

Rs 7,14,000

Rs 46,000

Rs 7,60,000

DIFFERENCE

   

Rs 1,00,000

TURBO-CVT

--

--

Rs 8,60,000


Some of the key features of this variant include - 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with steering-mounted controls, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and rear parking camera, side airbags, rear wiper, styled wheels, usable roof rails, height adjustable driver seat, 60:40 split rear seat with adjustable headrests and armrest and keyless entry with push-button start/stop.

You can view all the additional features of the 2021 Renault Kiger RXT variant over the RXL variant in the following table: 

KIGER RXT | FEATURES OVER RXL

Safety, Entertainment & Style

Functional

Side Airbags

8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

Closed Storage in Center Console

Rear Armrest

ISOFIX

Steering-mounted Audio Controls

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Rear Cabin Lamp

Rear Wiper & Washer

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Front Seats Back Pocket

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

Rear Parking Camera

Chrome on Gear Lever & AC Vents

Adjustable Rear Headrests

Upper Glovebox

Silver Rear Skid Plates

Usable Roof Rails

60:40 Rear Seat

Passenger-side Vanity Mirror

R16 Styled Wheels

     
       


According to our internal data, for its added features, the additional premium of the RXT variant is completely justified. It even offseats the premium for the turbo-petrol engine. With the normal petrol engine along with AMT as well as with the turbo-petrol engine powertrain options, we definitely recommend considering the RXT variant.

What Are The Features of Renault Kiger RXZ Variant?

The top of the line Kiger RXZ variant costs Rs 95,000 more than the RXT variant. This variant also comes with all powertrain options that are available in the Kiger. 

RENAULT KIGER | PRICE COMPARISON

 

RXT

DIFFERENCE

RXZ

1.0-MT

Rs 6,60,000

Rs 95,000

Rs 7,55,000

1.0-AMT

Rs 7,05,000

Rs 95,000

Rs 8,00,000

TURBO-MT

Rs 7,60,000

Rs 95,000

Rs 8,55,000

TURBO-CVT

Rs 8,60,000

Rs 95,000

Rs 9,55,000


The top Kiger RXZ variant’s key noteworthy features include : LED headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, rear defogger, leather wrapped steering wheel, digital instrument cluster, Arkamys audio system with wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, multi drive modes, auto AC and electrically foldable ORVMs.

The following table lists all the additional features of the 2021 Renault Kiger RXZ variant over the RXT variant:

KIGER RXZ | FEATURES OVER RXT

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

LED Headlamps

Multi Drive Modes

R16 Alloy Wheels

Rear Defogger

Auto AC

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Arkamys Audio System

PM2.5 Air Filter

Digital Instrument Cluster

4 Tweeters

Driver Power Window w/ Auto Up/Down

Ambient Lighting

Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Electrically Foldable ORVMs

 
 

Cooled Glovebox

 
     


As per our internal data, the RXZ variant’s extra features over the RXT variant justify the incremental cost of around Rs 1 lakh. These features primarily enhance the convenience and feel-good factor of the Kiger. If you are considering buying the Kiger with the intention of a long ownership period, then we suggest that you consider buying the RXZ variant. 

Renault Kiger Variants - Which Variant To Buy?

Let’s sum up all the variants and our recommendations on the 2021 Renault Kiger. 

The Kiger’s normal petrol engine is available in all the variants. In this engine version, the RXL variant is the most suitable option for the budget buyers, with both manual and AMT options. The RXL variant covers most of the basic features, but it does compromise on the value. 

In case of the petrol-manual powertrain, the RXT and RXZ variants are recommended as value-wise sensible buys. However, if you buy these feature-rich variants with the turbo-petrol engine, then your overall ownership experience will be better.

Here’s a look at our variant-wise recommendation on the 2021 Renault Kiger:

RENAULT KIGER 1.0 | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

 

MANUAL

RXE

Rank 3

Rs 5,45,000

Not recommended

RXL

Rank 4

Rs 6,14,000

Suitable for budget buyers

RXT

Rank 1

Rs 6,60,000

Can upgrade

RXZ

Rank 2

Rs 7,55,000

Can upgrade

 

AMT

RXL

Rank 3

Rs 6,59,000

Suitable for budget buyers

RXT

Rank 1

Rs 7,05,000

Can upgrade

RXZ

Rank 2

Rs 8,00,000

Can upgrade


In case of the Kiger with the turbo charged engine and manual transmission powertrain, it is better to buy the RXT variant than the RXL variant. The RXT variant is a sensible buy in terms of value as well as features. 

Above the RXT variant, the RXZ variant is a worthy choice, and it primarily adds feel-good and convenience related features. As all the added features make the RXZ a value-wise sensible buy, which you can certainly consider for a better ownership experience. These recommendations are valid in case of both manual and CVT type transmission options. 

RENAULT KIGER TURBO | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

 

MANUAL

RXL

Rank 3

Rs 7,14,000

Upgrade to RXT

RXT

Rank 2

Rs 7,60,000

Top recommended

RXZ

Rank 1

Rs 8,55,000

Can upgrade

 

CVT

RXT

Rank 2

Rs 8,60,000

Top recommended

RXZ

Rank 1

Rs 9,55,000

Can upgrade


What Are The Colour Options of Renault Kiger?

All the variants of the Renault Kiger are available in 5 monotone and 2 dual-tone colour options, namely - Blue, Silver, Grey, White, Brown, Blue-black and Silver-black. The top RXZ variant is offered in dual-tone colour scheme options of Grey, White, Brown and Red.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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