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Renault Kiger: the new compact SUV for India

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  • A compact SUV designed in India.
  • A modern and muscular design evoking robustness and dynamism. 
  • A maximum roominess in less than 4 meters.
  • A wealth of technology.

Kiger is a brand new compact SUV designed in India and initially intended for this market, before being marketed internationally in a second phase. Accessible and equipped with five seats, this sturdy SUV of less than 4 meters in length completes Renault's offer in India, with Kwid, Duster and Triber.  

Kiger has a very strong personality with its resolutely modern and dynamic design and generous interior space. With equipment and features unheard of at this price level in the segment, and its dual choice of engine and transmission, it has all the cards in hand to appeal to Indian customers looking for originality and novelty.  

Renault Kiger : Design, interior design and technologies 

A sporty and muscular SUV, Kiger is a concentrate of energy with two faces: that of urban modernity and that of agility whatever the road. Its muscular bodywork inspires both robustness and dynamism. A true invitation to escape into the urban jungle and to new driving experiences.  

Measuring just under 4 meters in length, Kiger is classified as an urban SUV. Despite this compactness, it has solid assets in terms of interior space. The interior design philosophy harmoniously combines the robust spirit of an SUV with a sophisticated, technological feel. The clever interior design is based on sharing and friendliness. 

On the technology side, Renault Kiger features a large 8-inch (20.3 cm) touch screen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with Bluetooth and WIFI connection. The driving experience is enhanced by MULTI-SENSE settings that allow the driver to choose different driving modes, an Auditorium 3D Sound by Arkamys audio system, as well as speed cameras and a rearview camera with guidance lines for easy parking.  

India, one of the most attractive markets in the world 

The second most populous country in the world, India has strong growth potential and remains one of the most attractive markets in the world. As in many other countries, the SUV market has been growing steadily in recent years. Particularly attentive to its customers, their needs and their uses, Renault became aware of this growing demand very early on. The brand has revolutionized certain segments by developing disruptive products such as Kwid and Triber. As one of the only manufacturers to have gained market share last year in a declining market, Renault has established itself as the leader among European brands distributed in India.

« After Duster, Kwid et Triber, we are now releasing Renault Kiger, a modern SUV that is a perfect fit for Indian market. Kiger combines the best Renault has to offer: our expertise in innovative cars with the creativity and in-depth knowledge of customer needs. A new proof that Renault really is a game-changer. ». Fabrice Cambolive, SVP, Renault Brand, Sales & Operations

« True to the promise of the show-car, Renault Kiger is a robust, dynamic and generous SUV. Armed for travel in the urban jungle we also designed it for escape and confront any type of roads with serenity. Kiger has a SUV coupé look, but its long wheelbase promises great habitability and volume on board. Its “smart cabin” has been specially designed to encourage sharing and conviviality. ». Laurens Van Den Acker, EVP, Group Design

Stunning design

With its distinct athletic design that is bursting with energy, the 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 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 segment.

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 c ar a very distinctive look.

Sport y design expression

Renault designers have e quipped 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 a luminium 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 VISIO N 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 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 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 20.3 2 cm floating touch screen with wireless smartphone replication, Kiger interior have been specially designed to encourage sharing and convenience.

Attractive style

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

TheKiger provides record levels of roominess with space onboard that you can feel At the front, the Kiger offers a 710mm c ouple d istance between seats the best in its segment At the rear, Kiger provides best in segm ent second row legroom (22 2 mm) and elbow room. 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 sec ond 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 Kiger also feature s 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.

Source: Media Groupe Renault

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