Generation by generation, cars are getting bigger and bigger. The vehicles which once were thought to be midsize, are now considered as compact. This is true about almost all segments. So basically, we think that small cars are going extinct. But if you search carefully, you might find exceptions.
In some countries such as Japan, there is a special market for vehicles which are 3.4 meters long. There are tax and insurance benefits for costumers who buy them. In India, if your car is shorter that 4 meters long, your taxation level will not be as high as others.
Now our beloved Renault, has debuted a petite crossover which will be known as Renault Kiger. Probably, the final product will look the same as the concept in India.
This company is doing great in India’s market, and Renault Kiger is going to be another success, as it is less than 4 meters long, like Triber minivan. According to Renault, the concept is 80 percent similar to what will be presented to the market.
The wheels are pretty big, almost 19 inches. The headlights look sharp and smart. As you can see, the handles look a bit unusual due to the neon accent (which will probably be omitted from the final product, just like the roof rack). Unfortunately, we have no official pictures from the cabin, so we do not know exactly how it is going to look like. We think that one or two things might be similar to Triber’s cabin.
Apparently, the engine is the same as Magnite’s motor, a naturally aspirated 1.0-litre which is followed by a turbocharged mill. The transmission options (a manual or an optional CVT), will depend on the engine type (the NA unit will produce 72hp and the one with forced induction will generate 95hp).