The Renault Kiger is a brand new compact SUV designed and destined for India, before making its international debut. Attractively priced and with astonishing space for five occupants, this sturdy and compact SUV under 4m, strengthens Renault India's offering that already includes Kwid, Duster and Triber.
Renault Kiger depicts a very strong personality with its resolutely modern dynamic design, generously roomy modern interiors and suite of never seen before features. With a choice of two engines and transmission, it ha s everything it needs to appeal to Indian customers looking for a new and original compact SUV.
India - one of the most attractive markets
With the second largest population on the planet and high growth potential India is one of the most attractive markets in the world. The SUV market there has been growing steadily over the past few years, as is the case in many other countries. In 2015, SUVs accounted for 13% of the B segment. That figure has since doubled over the past five years and is set to increase to 34% in 2021.
Renault has always been particularly attentive to its customers, their needs and uses, and was quick to pick up on this growing demand. The brand has proved to be a real game changer in certain se gments, with the development of disruptive products such as the Kwid and Triber. Despite the challenging macro economic environment, Renault was continued to move forward and has established itself as the leading European brand in India.
With its distinct athletic design that is bursting with energy, the Renault Kiger SUV combines urban modernity with agility, whichever road it takes. With its muscular bodywork that exudes sturdiness and dynamism the Kiger is a real invitation to escape the urban jungle and experience a new kind of driving.
Sturdy on the road
The Kiger's design was inspired by the Kiger show car that was unveiled at the end of 2020. A sculpted bonnet that enhances the car's personality sits at the front a bove an impressive bumper The wings boost the design with their pronounced shoulder lines, while the black sills and wheel arches provide further protection. The high ground clearance 205 m m and functional roof bars heighten the vehicle's silhouette and complete its bold SUV look.
Wheels built for adventure
At higher trim levels, the Renault Kiger's R16 (16 inches, 40.64 cm) alloy wheels have a black diamond cut finish for a sporty and stylish look. The protections featured around the wheels are in the shape of big black arches, making the bodywork look bolder and sturdier. The 2,500mm long wheelbase places the wheels at the four corners of the vehicle, offering increased stability on any type of road while optimising the space inside the car, providing optimum comfort for each passenger and boot volume of 405 l itre s that is unrivalled in the s egment.
Strong and agile athletic curves
The top of the Kiger boasts a dynamic silhouette with sleek and taut lines, in contrast with the more muscular and solid lower part. The slender windscreen extends into a floating roof that runs down to a steep sloping rear window, giving the car a coupé style SUV look. The aerodynamic spoiler with cut-outs featured on the roof drop is topped by a shark-fin antenna to give the car a very distinctive look.
Sporty design expression
Renault designers have equipped the Kiger with several features to give the car a sporty look. The front grille's 3D graphic finish with honeycomb shaped chromed effects is a perfect example, while the aluminium finish skid plate further enhances the rear bumper.
The boot door's sloping and sporty rear window, finished off with the integrated spoiler, once again highlights Kiger's aerodynamic silhouette.
Modern and striking front end
The upper strip formed by the front grille and the LED daytime running lights pos itioned at both ends give the car an impression of height at the front end. The highly recognisable lower part divides the bumper into two areas, each large corner featuring three LED headlights separately encased in a chrome octagonal unit with PURE VISION a nd a chrome reflector. This coherent and overlapping split design contrasts with the bodywork and gives a strong identity with modernity and sophistication.
Rear lighting signature
All new LED taillights light up the rear of the car. The tail lamp units with glossy black inserts are resolutely modern and distinctive within the segment, outlining the Renault Kiger's rear double C shaped lighting signature. They are featured at each end of the bodywork and extend out over the wings, providing Kiger a distinct unique personality.
Two tone body colour
The Renault Kiger comes in six exciting body colours Ice Cool White, Planet Grey, Moonlight Grey, Mahogany Brown, Caspian Blue, Radiant Red. All trim levels include a two tone option Providing an opportunity to customers to choose from the wide range of single or dual tone color options Radiant Red which is an exclusive colour will only be available as a top variant under two tone colour scheme.
A compact yet surprisingly spacious vehicle
The Kiger interior is called "smart cabin as it combines technology, functionality and roominess. Kiger is just under four metres long and falls into the compact SUV category Thanks to the CMFA+ platform DNA, just like Triber it offers segment leading roominess, cabin storage and cargo space The interior has been designed to perfectly combine the sturdiness of an SUV with a focus on sophistication and technology. With a high centre console, 8 inch (20.32 cm) floating touch screen with wireless smartphone replication, Kiger interior have been specially designed to encourage sharing and convenience.
The chiselled curves that play with light and shade give the impression of a floating cockpit, accentuated by piano style control dials and suspended air conditioning controls. The centre console features an 8 inch (20.3 cm) floating touch screen, giving the passenger compartment a modern look, and so does a 7 inch (17.8 cm) multi skin reconfigurable TFT cluster.
Unprecedented comfort and roominess
The Renault Kiger provides record levels of roominess with space onboard that you can feel. At the front, the Kiger offers a 710mm couple distance between seats the best in its segment. At the rear, Renault Kiger provides best in segm ent second row legroom (22.2 mm) and elbow room (1431mm). The seat height provides a commanding driving position accentuating driving comfort.
Optimum load capacity
The Kiger sets a very high standard when it comes to load capacity, offering the best boot capacity in the segment (405 litres which extends to 879 litres with second row folded). It also leads the sub four metre SUV segment in boot length, with a standard capacity of 626 mm and a loading length of up to 1,565 mm (after folding down the second row seats).
Optimised storage space
The Kiger provides passengers with a whole host of clever storage compartments for a total onboard capacity of 29 litres, including four 1L water bottle holders and two cup holders an outstanding figure in the segment. The central armrest hides a 7.5 litre storage space while the glove compartment has an unprecedented volume of 10.5 litres 30% more on average than competitor brands. The Renault Kiger also features a first in segment upper glove box with 4.4 L additional smart storage space. Smart solutions like these allow multi level access organised with the needs of passengers in mind.
Smart and practical passenger compartment
The Kiger's smart cockpit was designed to give a practical onboard experience without detracting from the style. Its new technology makes every day driving easy and enjoyable.
Modern and smart central console
The Kiger's high, wide centre console is focused around a large 8 inch (20.32 cm) floating touch screen that features wireless smart phone replication for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at higher trims. Wireless smartphone replication allows passengers to connect their smartphones seamlessly and access the special driving and multimedia apps. Passengers can select five permanent shortcuts for faster access to apps and features. The system not only offers voice recognition through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but also Bluetooth connectivity that can pair with up to five devices, a USB socket for faster charging and a built in MP4 video player.
MULTI SENSE driving experience and ambiance lightning
At higher trim levels, the driver has access to MULTI SENSE settings to select different driving modes. Engine mapping, gear changes (for automatic transmissions), the responsive steering column and the digital speedometer are reset when changing driving m odes, for an optimum driving experience.
Multi skin 7 inch (17.8 cm) reconfigurable TFT cluster changes its configuration (colour and widgets) according to the mode selected displaying useful information relevant to selected driving mode.
Premium sound system
The Renault Kiger boasts a brand new, well tuned quality sound system: The Auditorium 3D Sound system by Arkamys, with a technology that diffuses 3D sound tailor made to suit the materials and shape of the passenger compartment. All in all, there are eight onboard speakers (four boomers, four tweeters). The system also automatically adjusts sound volume according to the speed of the vehicle at higher trim levels. The system can be activated and adjusted on demand to ensure the best sound quality whatever the route.
Hands free smart access card
With the modern hands free card for everyday convenience, doors can be opened and closed automatically, and the engine started without a key. The sensors in the card allow drivers to lock and unlock the doors without having to take the card out of their pocket or press a button. They can also start the vehicle without having to insert the card. The hands free system also includes a door auto lock function when drivers walk away from the vehicle. This feature is a real time saver and incredibly convenient.
The Kiger uses technology to ensure safety with radar sensors and a reverse camera with guiding lines. The driver can enjoy greater visibility and precision when reversing or manoeuvring for parking. The turn ing radius is 5.0 metres.
Additional all new exclusive features
The Kiger boasts a variety of unique features, including automatic air conditioning, which can still be adjusted manually via the air conditioning control.
Another new feature available at higher trim levels is the white ambient lighting in the passenger compartment. It lights up the storage compartment at the front of the centre console and the back of the front door grip handles.
Cockpit features back lit steering wheel controls. These have a whole host of settings such as access to the onboard computer menu, speaker volume, phone and radio features and voice recognition.
Renault Kiger also feature s a first in segment PM2.5 Clean Air Filter. This advanced atmospheric filter fitted in to the ventilation system ensures good air quality inside the vehicle.
Fun to drive feeling guaranteed
The Kiger features a new turbocharged petrol engine for more versatility and driving pleasure. The modular platform, designed by the Renault Nissan Alliance and already featured on the Triber, provides the right balance between performance and efficiency.
A platform full of advantages
The Renault Kiger shares the same modular platform as the Triber meaning that it offers key advantages unparalleled in the market:
The Kiger's platform and new engine guarantee response and versatility for the best possible driving experience.
Powerful engine and driving pleasure
The Renault Kiger is fitted with a three cylinder turbocharged 1.0 litre petrol engine, with a power output of 100 PS and a torque of 160 Nm (available from 3,200 rpm). The engine has been tested for reliability and longevity, and offers the latest technological innovations already featured on the Clio and the Captur in Europe. It boasts the best fuel economy of its category with 5 litre/100km (20 km/litre) consumption.
The 1.0 litre 100 PS turbocharged engine is paired with a five speed manual gearbox. An X TRONIC automatic continuously variable transmission will be available shortly after the Kiger's commercial launch. T his latest generation CVT gearbox designed by the Alliance provides smooth and responsive transitions enhancing drivability and comfort in urban areas along with excellent fuel efficiency.
The ENERGY 1.0 litre 72 PS a nd 96 Nm naturally aspirated engine is also available in the Kiger range, with either a five speed manual or the EASY R five speed robotised gearbox AMT, w hich provides the comfort of clutchless driving at affordable pricing It features a manual mode that allows the driver to drive either in fully automatic or sequential mode. It ensures efficient engine starting, safe car overtaking manoeuvres and the best possible driving pleasure, with an outstanding power to weight ratio and the best torque to weight ratio in the compact SUV segment.
On board, the two front seats and the two rear side seats are fitted with three point seatbelts, while the rear middle passenger seat features a two point seatbelt.
The two front airbags for the driver and front seat passenger along with the two side airbags round out the safety suite.
Both front seats get seat belt reminder alert for enhanced safety.