Renault Kiger concept SUV unveiled officially

Renault Kiger concept SUV unveiled officially New Renault Kiger
author image Jay Shah
Wednesday 18 November 2020, 16:17 PM

Renault has taken the covers off its concept B-SUV and officially christened it as the ‘Kiger’. The Kiger will be a global product for the French carmaker with India debut and followed by other international markets. It will be underpinned by the CMFA+ platform built under the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. Another compact SUV to share the platform is its cousin, Nissan Magnite.

Renault Kiger Left Front View

First look at the images of the concept version of the Kiger, the compact SUV looks bold and masculine with a shorter A-pillar and raised bonnet line. The front is divided into two-scale LED headlights with a single strip across the two-slat grille with neon indicators that could make it as LED DRLs on the production model. The second set of lights are bumper-mounted LED headlights and a mesh-like air intake and skid plate at the bottom. On the side, the Kiger concept flaunts a sloping roofline merging into the C-pillar making a floating roof-like design. It also gets roof rails, flared wheel arches with thick body cladding and chunky 19-inch alloys offering 210mm of ground clearance. The rear looks striking with a curved crease line below the windscreen and a set of double C-shaped LED tail lamps, a roof-mounted spoiler and a central exhaust system at the bottom.

Renault Kiger Rear View
Renault Kiger Rear View

Commenting on the new product planned for India, Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations, shared, “Renault KIGER is our all-new B-SUV which will stand out as an attractive, smart and exciting offering from Groupe Renault. 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. In line with our strategy for India, 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. In a short span of time, Renault has already crossed the 6,50,000 sales milestone in India and we look forward to continue on this progressive journey with Renault KIGER.”

Renault Kiger Left Side View
Renault Kiger Left Side View

Details regarding the interior of the new Renault Kiger concept remain unknown at the moment although the company has stated that it will introduce a brand-new turbo petrol engine. This could be the same 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine as seen on the forthcoming Magnite making 97bhp and 160Nm of peak torque and is likely to be paired with a five-speed manual and a CVT unit. Another speculated engine would be a 1.0-lite NA petrol engine making 76bhp/96Nm torque with a manual transmission. The production version of the Kiger will be revealed in the coming months and it will be interesting if Renault carries forward the 80 percent design cues as claimed in its media report.

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