Renault Kiger compact suv: How similar is it to the Magnite?

Renault Kiger Red
Yet another sub 4 meter SUV. The Renault Kiger compact SUV is another addition to the subcompact SUV fleet. It is a part of the Nissan-Renault India plan and is based on the Nissan Magnite. It takes over the tag of most affordable SUV in India from the Magnite

Renault Kiger Design

Design of Kiger
When you see it, you know it’s a Renault. The front looks like a bigger Kwid and it looks stunning. It gets a complete LED front lights setup, the daytime running lights and the turn lights are integrated together. It gets a tree cube shaped LED projector lamp at the bottom of the grille. The brake lights look like a unique flow of LEDs. It comes with 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.

Engine

Engine used in Renault Kiger
The Kiger has the same engine options that come in the Nissan Magnite. The 1.0-liter naturally aspirated engine makes 71bhp and the turbo charged variant makes 98bhp. It is offered only with petrol and there is no diesel option.
SpecificationsRenault Kiger 1.0 NARenault Kiger 1.0 Turbo
Displacement999 cc999 cc
Max Output71 bhp at 6,250 rpm98 bhp at 5,000 rpm
Peak Torque96 Nm at 3,500 rpm160 Nm at 3,200 rpm
Transmission5-Speed manual /5-speed AMT5-speed Manual/CVT

Interior of Renault Kiger

Interior
The interior looks great with an all black interior and feels premium for the price point. The quality is good with proper fit and finish. The dashboard has been put well together and also it gets the leather wrapped steering with a 7-inch instrument cluster and an 8-inch infotainment system that adds to the premium feel.

Features

Instrument cluster
The Renault Kiger gets a 7-inch dynamic instrument cluster with changeable skins. The 8-inch instrument cluster comes with Android auto and Apple car play. The Renault Kiger compact SUV misses out on the sunroof which is most demanded in the segment and the major miss out is the connected car features. It also comes with three drive modes: normal, eco and sports mode that will add to the driving dynamics.   

Safety

Driving modes
The Renault Kiger gets four airbags on the top trim but ABS and EBD are standard across all variants. It also gets a rear parking camera on the top trim. The middle seat at the rear also gets a lap belt.

Price

Renault Kiger price
The Renault Kiger is priced slightly less than the Nissan Magnite. It has 11 variants in total and is priced between ₹5.45 lakh to ₹9.55 lakh ex-showroom. Know on-road price here
VariantPrice (₹)
RXE Energy MT5.45 Lakh
RXL Energy MT6.14 Lakh
RXL Easy R AMT6.59 Lakh
RXT Energy MT6.6 Lakh
RXT Easy R AMT7.05 Lakh
RXL Turbo MT7.14 Lakh
RXZ Energy MT7.55 Lakh
RXT Turbo MT7.6 Lakh
RXZ Easy R AMT8 Lakh
RXZ  Turbo MT8.55 Lakh
RXT X-tronic CVT8.6 Lakh
RXZ X-tronic CVT9.55 Lakh

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