The upcoming Renault Kiger subcompact SUV has been officially teased once again ahead of its official world premiere on January 28. The car’s concept was showcased back last year in November and as per the French carmaker, the final production version will be closely based on the concept.
For those unaware, the Renault Kiger will be built on the same CMF-A+ platform which is found on the Nissan Magnite. In fact, both the model will be so closely related that apart from the platform, they will also share the powertrain and features to some extent, making the cars cousins pitted against each other on the battlefield.
The Kiger is going to be locally produced in the country at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant which is located in Oragadam, Tamil Nadu. In terms of the competition, the Kiger is Renault’s reply to subcompact SUVs such as the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300.
“Renault Kiger has already made a strong impression for its distinctive styling, which is sporty, masculine and modern. It will come loaded with several smart attributes and features which will include some best-in-class offerings that will complement the design and styling of the car. The Kiger will be powered by an all-new turbo engine and will offer an exciting drive,” the company said in a press release sent in the past.
Under the hood, it will use the same 1-litre petrol engine as the Magnite. It may also come with a 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated motor which delivers 71 bhp and 96 Nm of peak torque. The transmission options may include a 5-speed manual as well as an AMT unit.
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