After its entry-level hatchback, Kwid Renault had launched its mid-range hatchback i.e. Kiger which kinda looks like a facelift of Kwid which is wider and longer. It also features more technologies and connectivities. And yes welcome to the next blog of the Let’s Review Series.
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Engine and Spec’s
Renault Kiger is available in two engine options as of now one is the Energy 1.0L and the other one is Turbo 1.0L. The 1.0L Energy petrol engine produces around 72PS@6250rpm of power and a torque of 96Nm@3500rpm. Moreover, the Turbo petrol unit offers 100PS@5000rpm of power and a torque of 152Nm@2200-4400rpm. Both the engine features 3 cylinders and an MPFi system.
The 1.0L energy unit is available with manual and AMT as an automatic transmission option while the 1.0L Turbo petrol unit features manual as well as CVT X-Tronic as an automatic option. He claimed fuel efficiency of the Energy petrol unit is 19.03kmpl while for the Turbo unit it is 20kmpl.
For more specs refer to the Quick Spec’s sheet:
In terms of technology, Renault has worked quite a lot than the Kwid well the major changes are with its instrument cluster which consists of a panel showing all the information. Moreover this time there’s a new infotainment display on offer which gets apple car play and android auto connectivity. Also, it’s equipped with 3 driving modes off which the dial is placed in the central console.
On the exterior, a lot of work has been done in the front as well on the rear. In the front firstly, Kiger gets LED DRLs below which headlamps are placed; square-shaped LEDs which kinda remind you of the Chiron. The grill also features the best cuts and creases possible with the huge Renault logo in the center.
In the rear, the car is again full of cuts and unique design making it grab the attention of almost everyone. With the raw rear bumper and white bottom skid plate, Renault has also managed to reduce the cost of its vehicle.
On the Sides, Renault Kiger is quite long in the segment, with the modern door handles and the roof rails which adds more style to it. Moreover, the tires are also alloy this time which makes the vehicles quite impressive and attractive.
In the interior, the major changes are that this time there are two glove boxes one on the upper side and the other one are on the lower. Moreover, there is a lot of storage space on offer under the armrest with its extension further this design feels like taken from Tata cars. On the rear, the comfortable level for rear passengers is of decent type with good under-thigh support, back support, etc. Moreover, there are dedicated headrests available in the rear seats. Talking about the boot space Kiger has got a boot space of 405L which is quite big enough to fit all big utilities.
- Noisy Engine: Kiger comes in two engines one is Energy and the other is Turbo. But both the engine (as compared to what it is offered in the market) is too noisy even in the lower end of the rev range. Moreover, the engine noise hadn’t been an issue at all with all other manufacturers, I mean it’s a very basic thing to provide a silent engine and Renault is still lagging in this.
- Boot: The boot is quite good with its 405L of carrying capacity but the main problem which is quite small but affects a lot is that the boot has a high bottom lip which makes it difficult to put luggage in it.
- Reverse Parking Camera: Kiger’s reverse Parking camera could be better as compared to what it is offered in the market. The camera lighting condition is not that good. Moreover, it doesn’t get adaptive guidelines too. Also as compared to Nissan Magnite which is its edge-to-edge competitor Magnite gets a 360degree camera which is missing in Kiger.
Well, without wasting much of my words the one simple answer in one word is yes! Kiger is worth buying. And to be honest no one in the market is providing the capabilities like Kiger. So, if you are willing to buy this one just go ahead!
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Credits: All images have been taken from Renault’s Official website.