Having revealed the production-spec earlier this year, the Renault Kiger is all set to go on sale in India and is the newest addition to the subcompact SUV segment. The new offering is based on the CMF-A+ platform built under the Renault-Nissan alliance and the model shares several cycle parts with the new Nissan Magnite that’s received a warm reception since its launch. Hopes then are high that Renault will be able to replicate its partner’s success with the Kiger and pricing will be the crucial aspect for the same.
The Renault Kiger is expected to get an extremely competitive price tag and is likely to start from ₹ 5.5 lakh (ex-showroom), same as the Magnite. While staying on par with its cousin, the aggressive price will help the model undercut most of its competition in the segment by a healthy margin.
Renault has already revealed that the Kiger will be offered in four variants – RXE, RXL, RXT and the top-spec RXZ. Engine options will include the 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol with 70 bhp and 96 Nm, as well as the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol with 98 bhp and 160 Nm. Both engines will get a 5-speed manual, while the naturally aspirated mill will also come with an AMT automatic as an option. That should appeal to a lot of city-based buyers of the Kiger, which is where the car will be spending a lot of time in. There will also be the CVT paired with the turbo motor, which will offer added convenience and smoother shifts at a higher price point.