Particular characteristic: Renault Kiger – 50,000 sturdy and counting | Autocar India

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Renault celebrates the 50,000th Kiger with a brand new Stealth Black color.

Printed On Jul 13, 2022 04:01:00 PM

It’s laborious work hitting a milestone. And once you do it within the nation’s best section — compact SUVs — you should have a good time the achievement with one thing particular. That’s precisely what Renault did earlier this month when it rolled out the 50,000th Kiger from its state-of-the-art plant with world requirements in Chennai, with the unleashing of an all-new Stealth Black Kiger. Should you thought the sporty, good, and beautiful Renault Kiger couldn’t get any extra engaging, the 2022 Kiger within the new exterior color supplied the reply. With the Kiger, you get to choose from the best-in-class color vary with seven engaging colors and an possibility of 4 dual-tone color mixtures.

Venkatram Mamillapalle, Nation CEO and Managing Director, Renault India, and the management workforce on the rollout of the 50,000th Renault Kiger.

Steady enhancement

The Renault Kiger, which received the Autocar India Compact SUV of the 12 months award earlier this yr, has been praised by each specialists and fanatics. What’s additionally noteworthy is that that is the third world automobile Renault launched in India first earlier than introducing it to different markets around the globe. After being broadly accepted in India after its launch in 2021, the Renault Kiger discovered favour with prospects in international locations as various as Indonesia, South Africa, Mauritius, and Brunei.

Now, the 2022 Kiger appears to be like set to win extra hearts. The Kiger, which featured among the many high 2 within the JD Energy 2021 India Preliminary High quality Examine within the compact SUV section, is offered with two engine choices – the 1.0-litre Vitality Engine, provided with a handbook transmission or an EASY-R AMT transmission, and a 1.0-litre Turbo obtainable with a handbook gearbox or an X-TRONIC CVT. 

The Kiger has all the time been generally known as a easy, refined performer. It accelerates with confidence, responds to faucets on the accelerator briskly, and has a whole lot of low-end grunt to make overtaking or filling gaps in visitors straightforward. The Kiger additionally stands out in its section for providing three driving modes – Regular, Eco and Sport, chosen through a rotary dial. The distinction in every mode could be very noticeable. In fact, the Renault Kiger feels very properly suited to the Sport mode. It manages to be enjoyable whereas boasting of one of many best-in-segment gasoline effectivity of 20.5kpl. The Kiger’s trip is exemplary as properly — it feels snug and sure-footed on the similar time.

Enhanced options

The 2022 Renault Kiger comes filled with options designed to please. Including comfort to the drive are Cruise Management features. Moreover, there’s ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, impact-sensing door unlock, speed-sensing door lock and ISOFIX anchorage for baby seats. Enhancing the expertise is a wi-fi smartphone charger, 60:40 cut up rear seat with adjustable headrests, digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, cooled glovebox, and energy folding mirrors. Different highlights embody an Arkamys 3D sound system and a class-leading 405-litre boot.

Wi-fi charging provides immense comfort.

By way of security, the Kiger has already been awarded a 4-star security score for grownup occupant security by World NCAP. Apart from 4 entrance and aspect airbags, the SUV additionally options seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load-limiters for the driving force.

16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels with purple wheel caps amps up Kiger’s appears to be like.

Among the best issues concerning the Renault Kiger is its visible enchantment. It appears to be like like an SUV-coupe, with its raked rear windscreen, tapering roofline and distinct spoiler. The design is chunky and sharp, with out being boxy. What you’re prone to love although, is how inexpensive the Renault Kiger is with all that it presents. It’s a well-rounded bundle that undercuts lots of its rivals and is a compelling proposition. Take a check drive and see for your self.

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