Renault India has commenced exports of its sub-4 metre Made in India compact SUV Renault KIGER to South Africa. Developed and produced in India, for Indian customers first, before taking it globally, Renault KIGER is the latest Sporty B-SUV from the French car maker.
Mr. Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, “With the launch of Renault KIGER, Renaultforayed in the largest and the fastest growing segment of the Indian automobile market.The commencement of Kiger exports to South Africa today and Nepal earlier this month highlights Renault’s strong commitment to the ‘Make in India’ mission, demonstratingthe competence of India’s design, engineering and world class manufacturing capabilities. Renault’s diverse range of offerings in passenger vehicles has been consistently well-received by the people of South Africa. Our latest offeringRenault KIGERwill further bolster our existing portfolio in the country with its distinctive SUV look, great space, smart features and world-class sporty engine.We look forward expand the exports of KIGER to many international markets soon including Indonesia, other parts of Africa and SAARC region, along with growingour customer base in India,” he added.
Renault has also started dispatching the Kiger to its dealers across 500 showrooms all around India. The Renault Kiger is built on the CMFA+ platform which which it shares with its cousin and the recently launched Nissan Magnite. The Kiger gets a more Renault family like design and styling. In terms of exteriors the compact SUV comes with the two-slat front grille, split-headlamp units, dual-tone bumper, front and rear skid plate, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, and a floating roof.
Powering the Renault Kiger are two petrol engine options – a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated with 71bhp and 96Nm torque and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 98bhp power and 160Nm of torque. The Kiger gets three transmission options to choose from – a five-speed manual, an AMT, and a CVT unit. The Kiger will be offered in six exterior paint shades that include – ice cool white, planet grey, moonlight grey, mahogany brown, caspian blue, and radiant red with mystery black roof.