Renault has given its popular compact SUV Kiger an update under four meters. It is now priced at Rs 5.84 lakh (ex-showroom), an increase of approximately Rs 5,000 from the previous iteration. The biggest change is in features, with the updated Kiger now sporting a wireless charger and climate control. From a styling point of view, there’s now a new front skid plate in silver, as well as a chrome strip just above the rear bumper.
The 16-inch alloy wheels now feature red accents, and the French automaker added a “Metal Mustard with Mystery Black Roof” (two-tone) color option similar to that on the Triber. But that’s not all, the SUV also gets “turbo” stickers on the doors for the turbo petrol variants. Inside, the Kiger 2022 gets the PM2.5 air filter standard across all variants. There are also red accents on the dashboard, as well as red contrast stitching and new quilted seat pads.
The recently introduced RXT(O) variant, which only came with the non-turbo engine, is now available with the turbo petrol (MT & CVT) variant. Aside from these changes, the Kiger remains pretty much the same as before. It still boasts a four-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test. Powertrain options remain the same as before with the naturally aspirated 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine producing 71 hp and 96 Nm; and is combined with a five-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed AMT gearbox.
The 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, on the other hand, delivers 99 hp and 160 Nm of torque; and is coupled to a five-speed manual or a CVT transmission. The reason for this update for the Kiger for the Renault is that the Maruti Suzuki Brezza and the Toyota Urban Cruiser are about to get a major facelift. Apart from these two SUVs under four meters, the Kiger also competes with Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite and Mahindra XUV300.
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