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The 2022 Renault Kiger comes with a few subtle cosmetic changes, along with a few feature updates.
2022 Renault Kiger. (Image: Renault)
Renault has given their much-loved Kiger sub-four meter compact SUV an update. It is now priced from Rs 5.84 lakh (ex-showroom), which translates to an increase of about Rs 5,000 over the previous iteration. The biggest change comes in features, with the updated Kiger now featuring a wireless charger and climate control. From a design standpoint there is now a new front skid plate finished in silver along with a chrome strip just above the rear bumper.
The 16-inch alloy wheels now feature red accents, and the French automaker has added a ‘Metal Mustard with Mystery Black roof’ (dual-tone) color option, similar to that on the Triber. That’s not all, the SUV also gets ‘Turbo’ emblems on the doors, on the turbo petrol variants. On the inside, the 2022 Kiger gets the PM2.5 air filter as standard on all variants. There are also red accents on the dash along with red contrast stitching and new quilted seat trim.
The recently launched RXT (O) variant, which only came with the non-turbo engine, is now available with the turbo petrol variant (MT & CVT). Other than these changes, the Kiger remains much the same as before. It still boasts a four-star Global NCAP crash test rating. Powertrain options remain the same as before with the 1.0-litre three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine producing 71PS and 96Nm; and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission or a five-speed AMT transmission.
The 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, on the other hand, produces 99 hp and 160 Nm of torque; and is mated to a five-speed manual or CVT transmission. The reason for this update to the Kiger for the Renault is that the Maruti Suzuki Brezza and Toyota Urban Cruiser will soon get a major facelift. In addition to these two SUVs under four meters, the Kiger also competes with the Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite and Mahindra XUV300.