Renault has authoritatively named its forthcoming sub-compact SUV as Kiger and is setting it up to enter the contest which includes Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, the recently dispatched Kia Sonet and Toyota Urban Cruiser and also the impending Nissan Magnite. The sub-compact SUV fragment in India has developed significantly lately with different alternatives for forthcoming purchasers and it is this quickly growing increment that Renault Kiger is taking a gander at tapping.
Renault as of now offers Kwid, Triber, and Duster in the Indian market with the initial two items appreciating good degrees of achievement in their separate sections. It is the Kiger however that will convey the greatest load of desires due to the section it will contend in once dispatched. The show car rendition has been authoritatively uncovered and the vehicle producer says the last creation variant will be 80% like this. It is likewise affirmed that Kiger will get a shiny new turbo petroleum motor and guarantees a spacious lodge with enormous freight territory. The Renault Kiger will also introduce an innovative colour scheme that changes hues according to the angles and light. The show car boasts a colour scheme called California Dream or the Aurora Borealis which has changing blue and purple hues.
The show car version reveals two-level of full LED headlights, neon indicator light, C-shaped taillights, a ground clearance of 210 mm, 19-inch wheels, roof rails and front and rear skid plates. As this car will be competing against such big names, expect the Kiger to be loaded up with features like large infotainment system, rich sound, wireless charging, apple car play, android auto, ambient lighting, steering-mounted controls etc.
It will be available in a total of four engine and gearbox combinations, which are the same ones available with the Nissan Magnate. A 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine will be available with manual and AMT gearbox options. The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit, which is expected to produce around 95hp, will come with manual and CVT auto options.
“We are delighted to announce that the global launch of Renault KIGER will be in India, after which it will be launched in other markets across the world. After KWID and TRIBER, Renault KIGER is the third global car from Groupe Renault to be launched in India first, followed by other markets,” informed Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations. “Renault Kiger will exemplify disruptive innovation. It will be launched in the B-segment, which accounts for more than 50% of the total industry sales, thereby enabling us to grow our presence across the country.”
Renault has additionally worked on expanding its market and post-sales network in the country. Recently the company informed that it now has around 415 sales and more than 475 services points. This growth of Renault network could be a firm point for increasing the sales in the Indian market as it will be challenging the dominance of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
Renault has not formally affirmed a launch date for Kiger yet it is normal that the vehicle could be driven out in the early pieces of 2021 and at a value recommendation that could be convincing.
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