In the recently held Auto Car Awards 2022, Renault Kiger bagged the “Compact SUV of the Year” award. It is also among the top five contenders for ‘World Urban Car of the Year” in the World Car Awards of 2022. The other Indian car on the list is Volkswagen Taigun.
Here is all you need to know about Renault Kiger if you are thinking of getting one.
The subcompact SUV segment is regarded as one of the highly competitive segments in India. And, Renault Kiger is competing with some big names such as Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite, and Kia Sonet. Presently, the car comes in five versions—RXZ, RXT, RXT OPTION, RXL, and RXE. The other features of this car that helped it win the prestigious awards are detailed below.
- Spacious cabins
Travelling in a car that has ample space is a whole different experience. Renault Kiger provides you with the same. It has large dimensions. The car is 1605 mm in height and 1,750 mm in width. The length of its wheelbase is 2,500 mm. The dimensions reflect Kiger’s spacious cabin and offer sufficient leg space for rear passengers.
Furthermore, there is enough space to store your luggage. Kiger features a boot space of 405 litres.
- You can bet on its performance
Renault Kiger’s performance earns it a spot on the list of India’s top compact SUVs. According to the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), even with the engine displacement of 999 cc, it delivers a mileage of 20.5 kmpl.
The three cylindrical turbo petrol engine of Kiger generates a peak power of 100 PS @ 5000 revolutions per minute. The maximum torque of this car is reported at 160 Nm @ 2800-3600 rpm. This car comes with a manual transmission.
Now, if we look at the suspension, a torsion beam axle is provided in the rear suspension. Whereas in the front suspension, an anti-roll bar and Macpherson strut coil spring are used.
What if we told you that the top contender for “World Urban Car of the Year 2022” is well within your budget? Yes, you read that correctly. Price is undoubtedly another factor that contributed to Kiger’s win. The number of features it provides for the price range of Rs 5.84 lakh to Rs 10.40 lakh is incomparable.
Renault Kiger’s interior is identical to its stern rival Nissan. Some of the key features of Kiger are wireless charging, an 8-inch infotainment screen, ambient lighting, driving modes, an air purifier, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and rear AC vents.
Kiger has adjustable headrests, 12 volts power outlet, and a navigation system that promises a comfortable driving experience.
- Safety features
This Renault model offers dual airbags in the front under its RXL and RXE trims. Whereas, you will find four airbags in RXZ, RXT(O), and RXT versions. It also has central locking, an anti-lock braking system, and an electronic brake-force distribution system.
It scored 12.4 out of 17 points, or 4 stars in terms of adult occupant protection. Kiger achieved 4 stars in the overall Global NCAP rating. It is highly recommended that you buy Renault Kiger insurance to fill the gap of 1 point in the NCAP rating.
To sum it up
The Renault Kiger is a popular choice among individuals who enjoy driving subcompact SUVs. The car’s great fuel mileage, powerful engine, and affordable price range put it among the top contenders for the title of ‘World Urban Car of the Year.