It’s called Renault Kiger and it’s the new SUV / Crossover destined for the Indian market with a muscular and modern design but extremely compact being less than 4 meters long. It is mid-range between the larger Duster and the smaller Kwid (a model marketed only in India) and promises some really interesting sales numbers.
Two petrol engines at launch
The engine range that is present at the launch of the Kiger shows for now only two engines, a cheaper 1.0 3-cylinder naturally aspirated 72 bhp with manual or 5-speed robotized gearbox and the 1.0 3-cylinder turbo 100 bhp with manual or automatic gearbox X -Tronic continuously variable.
Muscular bodywork and innovative lines
The Renault Kiger is aesthetically distinguished by the front with LED headlights that are joined thanks to the daytime running light, integrated into the grille. Below it develops a double air intake in very solid plastic, as if to indicate a sporty nature. Inside it we find the new “ice-cube” style LED fog lights. The wheel arches are very marked and there is a plastic protection that runs along the entire lower profile of the car. We then find 16-inch alloy wheels and a very angular and characteristic design stands out in the back. Again muscular with a generous presence of plastics to protect the bodywork.
Model with dual personality
“The creative association between French and Indian designers was the best way to satisfy the needs and expectations of a clientele that is increasingly attentive to style, dynamism and novelty. As with Triber, we are once again demonstrating our ability to innovate, proposing a new model with a dual personality, both urban and outdoor. The Kiger show car is very close to the future production model, ”said Laurens van den Acker , head of Renault design.
Sturdy interior and in step with the times
Taking a look inside, we find an approach similar to that of the Dacia marketed in our market. A good presence of rigid but solid plastics, with modern and purely practical shapes. At the center of the dashboard is the 8 ″ infotainment system equipped with Bluetooth audio synchronization and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto protocols . It is also equipped with a rear view camera, premium audio system and various driving modes via Renault’s multi-feel. In front of the driver there is instead a 7 ″ digital display , fully configurable and modern, with clear and intuitive graphics.
It won’t be just for India
Once in production, the Renault Kinger will aim to attract customers looking for novelty and modernity in the B segment which represents 51% of the Indian market. However, the new crossover will also be marketed in other markets , although Renault has not yet revealed in which countries it will be made available.