Renault Kiger Sub Compact SUV

Renault Kiger Sub Compact SUV

by admin | February 18, 2021

Renault Kiger

Renault India has launched their new Kiger compact SUV. The new Kiger is based on the CMF-A+ platform which is also shared with the Nissan Magnite. The Kiger offers two petrol engines with both, manual and automatic gearbox options. This is the first compact SUV from Renault to go on sale.


    The new Renault Kiger features a familiar design language previously seen on the Kwid. It features a coupe-like design with a muscular stance. The grille and headlights have been significantly upgraded compared to the Kwid though. The grille is larger and gets more Chrome treatment, similar to the Triber and is flanked by LED DRLs which also include the indicators. The actual headlamps are located lower down in the bumper and the top spec variant get Pure Vision LED headlamps. While all variants get 16” wheels as standard, the higher variants get alloy wheels. The rear features C shaped LED tail lamps and a very sculpted tailgate. The higher variants also get silver finished rear skid plate. The sides feature black decals that look like body claddings and even the higher variants don't get Chrome door handles.


    The interior of the Kiger gets a traditional, yet stylish layout. The higher Variants get an 8” touchscreen floating at the centre on top of the dash with a high centre console that also includes a large storage compartment under the armrest which can be closed by a Tambour-door sliding lid, as seen on the Tata Nexon. The top Variants get a 7” TFT instrument cluster along with two gloveboxes. The Climate control console, window and mirror controls, starter button, gear lever and the steering wheel are shared with the Nissan Magnite. The door pads are vastly different compared to the Magnite while the glovebox design is identical to the one seen on the Triber.

The Kiger also claims to have segment-besting 405L boot space as standard.

The top spec RXZ Variant will get the following features:

  • LED headlights and DRLs

  • 16” dual tone alloys

  • Functional roof rails

  • Rear wiper & washer

  • Smart key access

  • Push button start

  • Power windows (Auto up/down for driver)

  • Auto fold ORVMs

  • Height adjustable driver seat

  • 8” touchscreen system

  • Steering mounted audio controls

  • Wireless Android auto & Apple carplay

  • Reverse camera

  • Auto climate control

  • Rear AC vents

  • Interior ambient lighting

  • 7” TFT instrument cluster

  • Twin gloveboxes

  • Cooled lower glovebox

  • Front and rear armrests

  • Rear adjustable headrests

  • 60:40 split-folding rear seat

The RXZ variant also gets 3 drive modes as standard including Normal, Economy and Sport modes.

Safety features:

      Standard safety features on the Kiger include:

  • 2 airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Pretensioner seatbelt for driver

  • Engine immobilizer

  • Reverse sensors

      The top spec RXZ offers the following safety features:

  • 4 Airbags

  • Smart key access

  • Rear adjustable headrests

  • Rear wiper and washer

  • Reverse camera

While the Nissan Magnite offered ESP, traction control, hill hold assist and brake assist as standard on all turbocharged Variants, none of the Variants of the Kiger offer those safety features.


      The Renault Kiger will be available in 4 Variants:

  • RXE

  • RXL

  • RXT

  • RXZ


       The Kiger will be offered with two petrol engine options. Both 1.0L engines are the same as seen on the Nissan Magnite. The naturally aspirated engine will produce 72PS of Max Power and 96NM of Max torque through a 5 speed Manual gearbox. Unlike the Magnite, the Kiger also offered a 5 speed AMT gearbox with this engine as an option from the RXL Variant onwards.

The turbocharged engine produces 100PS of Max Power and 160NM of Max torque with the manual transmission while the CVT Variants produce 152NM of Max torque. The base RXE Variant is not ava with the turbocharged engine option and only the RXT and RXZ turbo Variants get the option of a CVT.

Launch & price:

        The Renault Kiger is expected to give tough competition to all other compact SUVs while also lasting the success streak of Renault from the launch of the Triber. The Kiger is priced neck-to-neck with the Nissan Magnite, starting from Rs.5.45L (ex-showroom) for the RXE and going up to Rs.9.55L (ex-showroom) for the top spec RXZ Turbo CVT Variant. This pricing makes the RXE Renault Kiger the most affordable compact SUV in the Indian Market today.

Stay tuned for our detailed reviews and updates.

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    The new Mahindra Scorpio (codename Z101) has been under testing for more more than 2 years now on public roads. The new generation model will be based on the brand new platform that is seen on the new Thar as well and will be completely all new.


    According to news updates, the new gen Scorpio is likely to be named with a suffix. Mahindra has trademarked the name “Scorpio Sting” for the new SUV. It is also likely that a special variant with the name “Scorpio-n” will be launched later.


    The new Scorpio will be longer and wider than before, but still


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    the overall design will continue to be butch and upright, staying true to the current gen model. The larger dimensions will help in providing better cabin space.

    The design language will be evolutionary and will feature strong character lines that run along the sides, including a pronounced kink on the rear door that pushes upwards along with the window line; similar to the current gen model and the XUV siblings as well. At the back, it is likely that the new Scorpio will continue using a side-hinged door with vertically placed tail-lights.


    Similar to the exterior, the new Scorpio will get an evolutionary yet fresh interior design too. The new upright dashboard is likely to house large portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system. Most of the switchgear will be shared with other Mahindra models like the new Thar and the Marazzo. The new SUV will also offer features such as Auto climate control, Auto headlamps, auto wipers, electric sunroof, side airbags, ESP, hill hold and leather upholstery on certain variants.


    The new Scorpio SUV is expected to come with the same 140PS, 2.2-litre diesel with a 6 speed manual gearbox as the current model. The new 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 153PS is also likely to be offered with a 6 speed manual. The 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox from the Thar is also expected to offered with both engines. Mahindra will provide four-wheel drive as well on the top spec variants, similar to the outgoing model.


    The new generation Scorpio will be unveiled by May 2021, with an expected price range of Rs.11-18L ex showroom.

    Stay tuned for further updates.


    Tata Motors likes to stay in the news and they have always been quite successful at that. They have a habit of launching either subtle updates or special editions or even new variants of their cars almost every month. This time it’s a great news for Black lovers.

          Tata motors have filed trademark for #DARK and Camo editions of their budget range of cars, the Tiago, Tigor, Altroz and the Nexon. The #DARK edition is what we have seen on the Harrier already. The Harrier #Dark edition featured a new Atlas Black colour scheme with Glossy black finished alloy wheels. The


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    interiors too were given an all-black treatment with faux metal glossy grey accents on the dashboard and doors. We can expect the same treatment to be given to the other cars as well.

           As a result of the success of this special edition, the manufacturer has decided to launch this edition on all of their cars including the Tiago, Tigor, Altroz and Nexon. This #Dark edition scheme however, just like on the Harrier, will be available only on the top spec XZ+ variants of the Tiago and Tigor. The Altroz will receive this paint scheme only on the XZ and Nexon #Dark will be available on the XZ+, XZ+(S) & XZ+(O) variants along with their AMT equipped versions.

           The other special paint scheme that is expected to launched is the CAMO edition. Though we are not sure about it’s details or colour scheme, it is safe to expect a white and black camouflage theme either only on the roof or the whole body.

            Apart from these already available Tata cars, Tata Motors will also be introducing these #Dark and Camo schemes on the upcoming flagship Gravitas SUV as well.

            These #Dark and Camo special colour scheme are expected to be priced around Rs 30,000 - 40,000 depending on the car model. Stay tuned for further details on these special editions from Tata Motors.

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        The new Mahindra Thar has grown in every dimension while maintaining the traditional Thar design. With a wider track and longer wheelbase, the Thar now resembles the Jeep Wrangler. The front grille and the bumpers are quite different in design though. The higher


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    spec LX variants also feature LED DRLs along with 18” alloy wheels. The lower spec AX variants get 16” Steel rims. The new Thar will be available either as a Hard top on the LX variants or with a fixed or convertible soft top on the AX variants. As standard all variants come with a tailgate mounted spare wheel with the LX variant getting a full size alloy wheel.


        The interior of the new gen Thar gets revolutionary changes when compared to the previous model. The design, layout and materials are vastly superior with more creature comfort and features.


    The new gen Thar will be available in two variant series; the Adventure focused AX series and the feature oriented LX series.

        The AX series variant offers the following standard features:

    • AC

    • Power steering

    • Power windows

    • Central locking

    • 16” Steel wheels

    • Reverse sensors

    • Steel foot steps

    • Mechanical Diff lock 4x4

    • Fixed soft top

    • 6 seats (side facing rear seats)

    However the AX series can also be had with an option pack including the following features:

    • Remote locking

    • Forward facing rear seats

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts

    • Height adjustable driver seat

    The comfort oriented LX series will include the following additional features:

    • 18” alloy wheels

    • Front fog lamps

    • LED DRLs

    • Electric ORVMs

    • Driver seat lumbar adjust

    • TFT instrument cluster

    • 7” touchscreen system

    • 4 roof mounted speakers

    • Android auto & Apple carplay

    • Adventure stats and Tyre direction assist

    • Electronic AC controls

    • Cruise control

    • 4 seats

    • Convertible or Hard top

    • Moulded foot steps

    • Brake locking differential

    All these features will make the new Thar more modern and comfortable for daily usage too.


           Safety features on the new Mahindra Thar BS6 include:

    • ABS with EBD

    • Dual airbags

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts (only on 4 seater)

    • Pretensioner seatbelts

    • Engine immobilizer

    • Hill hold assist

    • ESP with traction control

    • Tyre pressure monitoring system


           The new Thar will be offered with both Turbo petrol and Turbo diesel engines. The 2.2L MHawk turbo diesel engine produces 130PS Power and 300NM torque through either a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed Torque converter automatic gearbox (only on LX variants). Mahindra's new 2.0L MStallion turbo petrol engine will be debuting on the new Thar, producing Max Power of 150PS and torque of 320NM. The turbo petrol will be available with a 6 speed manual transmission only on the AX variants and with a 6 speed automatic transmission only on the LX variants.

    All Thar variants will be available with a standard manual Shift-on the fly 4X4 transfer gear box with diff locks.

    Price :

            The new Mahindra Thar launched pricing starts 9.8lakh ex-showroom.

    The All New THAR 4WD MT : 

    AX Std 6 Seat Soft Top Petrol : 9.8 Lakh

    AX 6 Seat Soft Top Petrol : 10.65Lakh

    AX 6 Seat Soft Top Diesel : 10.85 Lakh

    AX ( O) 4 Seat Convertible Top Petrol- 11.9 Lakh

    AX (O) 4 Seat Convertible Top Diesel - 12.10 Lakh

    AX (O) 4 Seat Hard Top Diesel - 12.20 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Hard Top Petrol- 12.49 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Convertible Top Diesel - 12.85 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Hard Top Diesel - 12.95 Lakh

    The All New THAR 4WD - AT: 

    LX - 4 Seat Convertible Top Petrol - 13.45 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Hard Top Petrol- 13.55 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Convertible Top Diesel - 13.65 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Hard Top Diesel - 13.75lakh

    The AX series price starts from ?9.8L to ?12.2L and 12.49L to 13.75L for the LX series. With all the additional features and power, we expect this new Thar to give a tough time to the urban oriented compact Crossovers too.