Teased by some mysterious images not long ago, Renault has just lifted the veil on the Kiger, the last urban SUV dedicated to the Indian market.
The Kiger is finally here. But not with us! We already had an idea of what it would look like since the Losange firm presented a concept of the same name in November. But this time, it is the final version that is presented by the brand. This new model follows in the footsteps of the Kwid and therefore takes the path of the Indian market, but will certainly never be marketed in France. There, it will be sold alongside the Duster and Triber who both wear the Losange for the occasion. However, the Kiger is expected to move soon to other emerging markets in the process.
To please those concerned, the Kiger has remained fairly faithful to the concept that prefigured it, especially in terms of dimensions: 3.99 meters long, 1.75 m wide and 1.62 m high. The whole weighs just over a tonne (1.012 kg exactly). In terms of style, the Kiger is meant to be attractive and therefore has a strong look where robustness and adventure are the key words. Thus, the front is quite impressive, its hood is bumpy and its shoulders well defined. To assert itself as a small urban adventurer, the Kiger benefits from a fairly high ground clearance of 20.5 cm, roof bars and black plastic wheel arches.
Inside, the new Renault Kiger is welcoming. Already because the front and rear passengers have enough room to be comfortable despite its small size (22 cm of legroom), but also because it is rather well equipped: 8-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android-auto as well as a 7-inch digital instrument cluster are in the game.
For engines, Renault offers the Kiger only two petrol units: a 1.0 liter naturally aspirated 72 horsepower and 96 Nm of torque associated with a 5-speed manual gearbox or an Easy-R 5-speed automatic gearbox, as well as a 3-cylinder 1.0-liter turbo with 100 horsepower and 160 Nm of torque. For the moment, the most powerful version is only available with the manual gearbox, but the X-Tronic automatic gearbox will soon be offered.