The Renault Kiger was launched in India last year and has just hit the important 50 000 production milestone. This is a significant achievement in the highly-competitive sub-compact SUV space.
Renault achieved this despite the ongoing pandemic at launch, the semiconductor crisis, and the general chaos in global logistics.
The Kiger is a sub-four metre SUV that comes with a choice of a 1-litre naturally aspirated or turbo petrol engines, and manual, automatic and CVT transmissions.
The Kiger is one of the first global cars that was launched in India first before entering world markets. It is now sold in South Africa, of course, and Indonesia, Nepal and Sri Lanka among others.
Apart from offering excellent value for money, the Kiger appeals to the younger market because of its distinctive design, appealing features, proven safety, quality and nippy drive. The frugal 5.0 to 5.4L/km fuel consumption is a major plus at the current fuel prices as well.
Although primarily aimed at the urban market, the Kiger is equally at home on dirt roads for that weekend away.
The sub-compact SUV segment is the most contested part of the global automotive market. The SUV body shape has proven to be the most popular configuration over the past decade, eclipsing even the hatchback.
At under four metres long is nimble and easy to navigate through even the tightest traffic. The lighter body means it can achieve great performance with a smaller engine, which means a cheaper car to drive.
Yet the height of the SUV shape means the Kiger has generous space for passengers and a 405-litre boot.
In South Africa, the Renault Kiger is available in six trim levels, starting at only R224 900. You can choose between 52kW and the more powerful 74kW turbo engines.
The base-level Kiger is already full of features, including LED daytime running lights and indicators, a 3.5-inch LED instrument cluster, electric window all round, audio systems with Bluetooth and USB, electrically adjusted mirrors, rear parking sensors, front driver and passenger airbags, ABS and EBD, among others.
The Renault Kiger comes with a generous 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty and a 6-year rust warranty.
The reason the Kiger is so popular is that it is a compelling motoring package that is more than the sum of its parts. Everything about the car is pleasing, every feature compliments the next or makes the drive just that much better. It gives you the lifestyle of an SUV at the price of a hatch.
The best option is to check out the choices, and then take your ideal Renault Kiger for a test drive.
Posted by Group1 Renault on 20 Jun 2022
South Africa’s car market is dominated by SUVs. South Africans love the style and flexibility, the practical dimensions, and the ability to fit in at the mall or out on the country roads. We love our hatchbacks as well, but not as much as an SUV. The result is a very crowded market with fantastic newcomers added almost monthly. Yet in this crowded space, two new Renault SUVs are solidly in the top ten seller list.
The Renault Kiger and the Renault Triber are both in the most popular B-segment, SUVs under 4m in length and both are exceedingly well priced. Both are very safe, and offer all the luxury features as standard. Both are new on the market and feature modern good looks and well-appointed interiors. Yet for all their similarities, the Kiger and the Triber are totally different cars that offer specific lifestyle benefits and will appeal to different buyers. So let’s have a look and compare the Renault Kiger and the Renault Triber.
The Kiger is a spacious five-seater with three trim levels, naturally aspirated 52kW or turbo 74kw engines and manual or CVT transmission – giving you six options in all. Boot space is a very generous 405L that will extend to 879L with folded rear seats. The most affordable option starts at under R220 000 while the top trim turbo CVT is still just above R314K. It comes with a 5-year/150 000 mechanical warranty and 6-year corrosion warranty.
Model dependent, the Kiger will give you LED DRL, Parking sensors, ABS and EBD, 16” wheels, steering wheel controls, 8” touchscreen, rear view camera, front and side airbags, and much more.
The Renault Triber is a spacious, funky, fun SUV, ideal for a young professional or a young family.
Although more or less the same dimensions as the Kiger, the Triber is an entirely different car and will be bought for different reasons by people with different needs. Although it has an equally impressive range of features as the Kiger, there is a more utilitarian feel to it, probably because of its incredible flexibility.
The basic Triber is a 5-seater with a massive 625-litre boot. Click in the easy-fit seats and it becomes a seven-seater for the school run or to cater for a larger family. Or fold everything in the back flat to make a two-seater with a massive flat space you can literally camp in or carry really bulky stuff. Or fold down the seats on one side of the back to make a four-seater that can carry something awkward like a surfboard.
The Triber starts at a slightly lower price point than the Kiger and even the top of the four options are well under R250K. It comes with a naturally aspirated 1-litre petrol that gives you 52kW. It comes with a 5-year/150 000 mechanical warranty and a 5-year corrosion warranty.
These are two great cars, and each offers several trim levels and different lifestyle solutions. Best have a look at what is what and book a test drive of the one you like.
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The subcompact SUV segment in South Africa has seen many additions in recent years but few have had the same impact as the increasingly-popular Renault Kiger. This sub-4-metre compact SUV is European-made and assembled in India. Today, it is the best-selling car in its B-SUV segment thanks to modern styling, advanced driver technologies, an affordable price tag and now, a four-star Global NCAP safety rating.
To answer this question, we take you back to 1978 when America became the first country to conceive a programme providing car crashworthiness information to consumers. As such, the US-NCAP model formed the basis for similar programmes including the Global New Car Assessment Programme or Global NCAP for short.
It is a major project of the Towards Zero Foundation which is a charity registered in the UK. It serves as a platform where new car assessment programmes from around the world can collaborate and promote the universal adoption of the United Nation’s most important motor vehicle safety standards. The crash test involves the following:
The growing concerns over safer vehicles among consumers has encouraged carmakers to take note and manufacture safer vehicles. This is evident in the latest Global NCAP crash test ratings for the popular sub-compact SUV, the Renault Kiger.
The Renault Kiger has been awarded a four-star safety rating by Global NCAP. It is now only the second Renault vehicle – after the Renault Triber – to receive a four-star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test. According to the Global NCAP test, here is a breakdown of the Renault Kiger results:
Currently, Global NCAP does not perform side-impact tests but since the Renault Kiger lacks side and curtain airbags, it might limit the protection offered in the event of a side-impact crash. Despite this, the Renault Kiger still received a four-star rating which is a clear indication of how far the automaker has come in making safer vehicles.
“There has been significant progress on vehicle safety design since we began our tests in 2014 but, as we see from our latest results, there is still more to be done to achieve the high safety standards that consumers in India rightly demand,” said Global NCAP Secretary General Alejandro Furas.
The Renault Kiger is the French carmaker’s latest Indian-made budget crossover which is based on the Renault Nissan Alliance’s CMF-A+ platform giving it more interior space than the competition. In terms of safety, let’s look at the top-spec Renault Kiger as this model comes standard with all the safety features. The Renault Kiger 1.0-litre turbocharged derivative includes:
It’s important to note that the base model Renault Kiger only features two airbags while the mid-range and top-spec derivatives get side airbags as well. The suspension and high-profile 16-inch tyres deal with most road imperfections pretty comfortably while the good ground clearance of 205 mm makes the Renault Kiger quite stable on gravel roads.
The range of Renault Kiger vehicles starts from R204,900 for the non-turbo 1.0 Life. The mid-range Zen is from R219,900 while the Zen Turbo and Intense Turbo go up to R259,900 and R299,900 respectively. To find out how incredible the Renault Kiger is, book a test drive at your nearest Group1 Renault showroom. Our experienced sales team will also provide you with all the information you need.
Posted by Group1 Renault on 16 Mar 2022
A mate told his friend to take his date to somewhere expensive to impress her, so he took her to a filling station. True story. Not a joke though, with 95 unleaded going at R20.88 a litre at the time of writing.
Inflation already played havoc with our budgets, but with fuel prices going up and up, fuel efficiency becomes a real thing right now. Fuel consumption is not an absolute bottom line though. If you have to have a large SUV, you will measure its fuel consumption against similarly sized vehicles. Renault vehicles are known for their frugality, but in the interest of fairness, let’s discuss Renault without comparing it to other brands. All friends here. Please note, though, that we are talking about a combined cycle, so a combination of urban and highway. If your driving takes you more on one or the other, it will affect your use.
Let’s start with the most at one end and go from there.
The Renault Kwid is a compact, nippy run-around, ideal for students, young career starters, small families, daily rush-hour commute, as well as older folk who knows how much car they need. The Kwid comes with a 1.0-litre petrol engine that gives you 50 kW and 91 Nm. It has two transmission types, and these will give you a combined cycle of 4.71-litres per 100km for the 5-speed manual and 4.4-litres per 100km for the 5-speed AMT Auto.
The Triber is a generous 7-seater people carrier that still gives off an SUV vibe. Good for larger families or those with very sociable kids. This MPV also makes a spectacular Uber or Taxify car! It too comes with a 1.0-petrol engine, giving you an excellent 5.5-litres per 100km in the combined cycle.
This newcomer is a sporty 5-seater with the option of 1.0-litre 52 kW naturally aspirated or 74 kW turbo engine. The 53 kW manual will give you 5.3-litres per 100km, while the automatic will go at 5.2-litres per 100km. The manual turbo will run at 5.2-litres per 100km and the automatic at 5.4-litres per 100km.
The hatch for the young professional, or any other professional that enjoys the fresh, sleek and lively look of the Clio V. This sporty hatch comes with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox and gives you 74 kW at 5.7-litres per 100km.
The go-to sporty compact SUV in South Africa has been around for yonks – continuously updated and still going strong. It now comes in a 1.5-litre dCi, giving you 66 kW or 80 kW. The 66 kW uses 5.1-litres per 100km, while the 80 kW has two gearboxes that give you 4.8 and 5.2-litres per 100km respectively.
This is a big, impressive SUV with a big, impressive 126 kW 2.5-litre petrol engine with a CVT transmission. The Koleos runs at 8.1-litres per 100km, which is impressive for such a large car.
So it’s a question of reconciling your ideal lifestyle with the realities of your wallet. We hope this list serves as your handy guide to Renault’s fuel consumption.
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