The latest spy pictures of the upcoming Renault Kiger compact SUV reveal some interesting interior details. While a few components will be carried over from the Triber MPV, the Kiger will get a newly-designed dashboard and centre console. For connectivity purpose, the compact SUV will have a floating 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s likely to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You can also notice air-con vents placed below the infotainment unit.
Unlike the Triber that comes with dual-tone Beige and Black theme, the Renault Kiger will have a dark Grey-Black interior theme. It also gets steering mounted audio controls and auto climate control. The digital instrument cluster and side air-con vents too look different from the Triber. The compact SUV will offer dual glovebox. The spotted model has a dead pedal confirming it’s an automatic variant.
Renault’s all-new subcompact SUV will sit on CMF-A+ platform that also underpins the Triber. Though, the former will have higher ground clearance the MPV. The model is likely to feature signature V-shaped grille with lots of chrome, split headlamps, pronounced wheel arches, bold shoulder lines and roof rails.
Talking about the engine, the Renault Kiger will use a 1.0L petrol engine that’s good enough for 71bhp and 96Nm. The compact SUV will also come with turbocharged version of the 1.0L motor generating power around 95bhp. While a CVT automatic gearbox will be exclusively offered with the turbo-petrol engine, the regular unit will be paired to an AMT. Read – All-New Renault Sedan To Rival Maruti Suzuki Dzire Rival
The all-new Kiger from Renault will lock horns against multiple cars including Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300. The upcoming Kia Sonet and Nissan Magnite will also give a tough fight to the Kiger. While its official launch time date and details are yet to be announced, it’s likely to hit showrooms in October, 2020.