Renault’s Kiger to arrive in South Africa this year

Renault's Kiger to arrive in South Africa this yea

Renault confirmed the launch of its Kiger compact SUV in South Africa later in 2021.

The subcompact SUV is the perfect combo of higher-clearance but small vehicle that can take you on longer trips but still fits into city life.

At just under 4-metres in length, the Kiger is the company’s smallest SUV/crossover. It has front-wheel drive, split headlights, and will possibly come with the choice of two engines. These will be the normally-aspirated 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol with 52kW and a 1.0-litre turbocharged version with 75kW. Whether both options will arrive is still to be confirmed.

The concept design featured 19-inch alloy wheels and a ground clearance of 210 mm. Renault has promised that about 80% of the Kiger’s concept designs will be available on the showroom floor.

With the Kiger, Renault is focusing on the budget market, the Kiger hopes to take on similar market models such as the Hyundai Venue and Honda WR-V.

The Kiger is expected to launch in India first before being shipped to other markets. South Africa can expect the car in the third quarter of 2021.

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