Renault reveals showcar version of the budget crossover Kiger
The French company introduced a small crossover Kiger, the production version of which will be created on the same platform as the Nissan Magnite.
Renault has unveiled the Kiger concept car, which gives an idea of a new budget crossover for the Indian market. At the same time, the automaker notes that the model will be sold in other countries.
The length of the car was 3990 mm - these dimensions are due to Indian law, according to which cars less than 4 m in length are subject to a reduced transport tax. As for the exterior, the distinctive features of the Renault Kiger were complex led optics with a full-width strip of the hood, narrow mirror bodies that "resemble airplane wings", a massive rear spoiler, a centrally located exhaust pipe, and C-shaped lights with complex graphics.
According to Renault chief designer Laurens van den Acker, the concept car, developed jointly by French and Indian specialists, is "very close to the future production model."
The product crossover will be built on a scalable CMF-a platform. The new product will share the main components and assemblies with the Nissan Magnite, the production version of which debuted in India this summer. The engine line-up will include a 70 hp 1.0-liter three-cylinder naturally aspirated engine and a five-speed manual transmission. In addition, a 95-horsepower turbocharged unit of the same volume is available, operating together with the CVT. The car will be offered only in the modification with front-wheel drive.
Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite will have comparable prices. In India, prices for the Nissan Magnite start at 550 thousand rupees.