2021 Renault Kiger gets teased ahead of Jan 28 debut

The Renault Kiger will make its full debut in India later this month on January 28, and is now being teased for the first time. The French automaker recently dropped a shadowy image of the upcoming model, which it previously said will be 80% similar in terms of design to the concept that previewed it last November.

For the most part, that certainly seems to be true, as the production version has a front lighting setup not unlike the Kiger show car. This includes a dual-tier layout, with slim LED daytime running lights positioned above the main, triple-element headlamps.

Unlike the concept, the DRLs feature a less prominent shape and do no extend across the entire width of the winged front grille, which itself has been restyled to have a smaller Renault badge. Other notable differences include conventional roof rails compared to the outlandish structure seen on the concept, although the strong haunches appear to be retained.

The sub-four-metre compact SUV will be underpinned by the Renault CMF-A+ platform, which is also used by the Nissan Magnite. According to the carmaker, the Kiger will be “powered by an all-new turbo engine,” which is likely the same HRA0 1.0 litre turbocharged three-cylinder (99 hp and 160 Nm) found in its Nissan cousin.

The Magnite is also offered with a naturally-aspirated version of the engine (B4D) rated at 72 PS (71 hp) and 96 Nm, although it isn’t known if the Kiger will get this mill as well. A five-speed manual transmission is standard with the NA and turbo mills, although the latter can be specified with an optional CVT too.

GALLERY: Renault Kiger concept

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