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Old 16th February 2021, 08:52   #226
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For majority of Indians Renault >>>> Nissan due to better dealerdocument and the brand value that Duster has built over time. Even at similar pricing, Kiger is a vastly superior offering for them.
Correct. Nissan made a real hash of it's servicing arm after the initial success of the Sunny etc. The success of the Duster coupled with the better dealer network especially in smaller towns will stand Renault in good stead.

I was seriously considering the Magnite to replace my wife's aging i10 AT. But the Kiger made me hang on given the better brand equity and service coverage.

At this price the Kiger CVT undercuts the Magnite CVT slightly as well.

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Old 16th February 2021, 09:58   #227
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Looking at the spec sheet its clear that Kiger is all about storage, style and some bling features while Magnite has more safety related features as already pointed out by others in the forum.
It is a clear thought out strategy by alliance partners so that both cars don’t compete against each other. People looking for lower variants will go for Kiger and ones looking for safety will go with higher variants of Magnite. There is no doubt that Renault has better sales and service network hence it will be in a better position to cater to handle larger volumes.
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Old 16th February 2021, 11:02   #228
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Renault has played a very safe game here. They took the basic design of Nissan Magnite & garnished it with Kwid looks and the final result is Kiger (should have been named as MAGKWID). This will fetch good sales volume for Renault.

The first competition of this car would be its cousin sister Nissan Magnite.

The elder sibling DUSTER will shortly die after the launch of Kiger, as Renault itself does not seem much serious about Duster.
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Renault kiger looks appealing only in the top spec RXZ variant as far as features are concerned. Compare the lower RXT with Nissan Magnite XV and you miss out on alloy wheels, digital instrument cluster, led projector foglamps, power foldable outside mirrors, steering mounted controls, auto-ac.

Also, the base trim of Magnite gets all four power windows, adjustable rear headrests, rear wiper, 50kg load carrying roof rails. In comparison the Renault Kiger RXE misses out on all the above and comes with only front power windows.

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Kiger Vs Rivals in the hottest segment.

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Today I had been to my Renault Service center and thought of clicking new Renault Kiger pictures.

My quick observations on manual turbo variant :

1. Smart looking car at competitive price. Value for money car indeed.
2. Paint quality looks better than my duster.
3. Fit and finish looks good and I think it is same as Triber.
4. Somehow from side view car looks big.
5. Wheels are 195/65/R16 which gives car better presence on road.
6. Rear seats are roomy but however limited to 2 healthy adults. Middle seat is best for slim adults or kids.
7. Rear AC vents doesn't intrude much into rear seat leg room.
8. Glove box is big. It is bigger than my Duster. There is one more additional storage above glove box.
9. Steering is perfect. I do not like Duster oval steering. Bonnet is almost straight and clearly visible from driving seat. But I saw only one water jet on bonnet. I was in hurry and couldn't get time to see in detail.
10. There are some storage pockets around driver seat which is very handy.
11. Drive mode knob looks too small. It should have been bigger.
12. I felt like gear is slightly located away from my driving seat position. But this is something you might get adjusted with. Gear throws seems to be short. Overall, Interiors feel premium.

Let the pictures do the talking. I clicked these pics in my mobile. The quality of pics are not so great. Sorry for this!
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Does anyone have pictures of the RXT and RXL variants? I haven't been able to find them anywhere.
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I have to say that it is a really smart decision by Renault to bring the AMT with the N/A engine. In India, majority of people just want an automatic. They do not really know the difference between a CVT and an AMT. Considering that the AMTs are undercutting the CVTs by almost 1.6L, buyers with a low budget might just consider the AMT and Renault will get more sales.

The Kiger AMT is the most cheapest Automatic sub 4M SUV at ₹6.59L (ex-showroom) which will help Renault boost its sales. The next cheapest Automatic is also an AMT of Nexon priced at ₹8.59 (ex-showroom). There might be some discounts going on with the Nexon but it still cant overcome the ₹2L price difference. Yes the Nexon has a much better engine option but to the price conscious people, it would not really matter.
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Here is a comparison of the Automatics between Magnite and Kiger:
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As someone called out the VFM automatic would be the Kiger RXL AMT at 7.99L and the VFM CVT would be the Magnite XL Turbo CVT at 9.37L

So while the Kiger manages within the 8 lakh barrier for the AMT, the Magnite is ensuring an affordable CVT at under 10 L.

More choice for the customers. This should enable more shift in the market from the hatches towards the Sub-4M C-SUVs

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The next cheapest Automatic is also an AMT of Nexon priced at ₹8.59 (ex-showroom).
The next cheapest Automatic is the CVT from Nissan Magnite

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Old 16th February 2021, 18:46   #235
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Default re: Renault Kiger Crossover launched at Rs. 5.45 lakh. EDIT: Driving report on page 19

Kiger RXT AMT seems to be having all the essentials and 4 airbags if I am not wrong. I might buy this car to replace my ageing Dzire which has clocked 10 years this Jan. Will plan for a test drive. The other cars at similar on road price at Bangalore are Ignis and Swift. So this one stretches from hatchback prices to entry level prices of other C SUVs. I am mostly looking at the convenience of an automatic with high ground clearance. Driving a manual transmission car is a pain in Bangalore traffic nowadays.
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Will be driving within city most of the time for short distance.
Even when I go on long trip, I don't need a speed above 120kmph.

I am thinking of going for an NA version. Any advice otherwise?


Current car: TUV300 AMT with turbo charged diesel.

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Kiger Vs Rivals in the hottest segment.

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Thanks for putting this. Easily could be shared with friends for comparison.

All the team BHP reviews could have the safety rating included in the comparison charts

Coming to the car, easily the bling factor played high. The car interiors are looking great than duster.

For comparison: Magnite went maruti route, Kiger went hyundai route.

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Since the Magnite and Kiger will interest a lot of common prospective buyers reposting here (hope that is ok). There is a good comparison in the Magnite thread by one of the fellow members Swoosh which gives a good perspective.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offic...ml#post5001861 (Nissan Magnite Review)

Among the prominent features; Kiger offers better interiors, drive modes and extra airbags where Magnite offers cruise control, additional Safety features like ESP, Hill hold assist, Traction control, TPMS and 360 camera.
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Kiger variant-wise specification.

A few comments:

• Alloy wheels, automatic AC, cooled glove box, rear window defogger, LED lights, steering mounted controls with MID control are available only in the top end RXZ variant
• driver seat adjustment, ISOFIX anchors, upper glove box, rear wiper & wash, 60:40 split, push-button start, vanity mirrors, rear center armrest, 4 airbags are available only in RXT and RXZ variants
• The top-end RXZ variant doesn’t offer any additional safety features over RXT variant
• Dual airbags, ABS+EBD, rear parking sensors are standard across all variants
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As some have deduced, Renault and Nissan are straddling multiple segments here- B-segment hatchbacks, Compact sedans, and CSUVs. Its a good strategy because there is really no case for a compact sedan anymore, meaning that a compact sedan is now more of a choice than a necessity in that price segment. If Renault/ Nissan gamble pays off, then compact sedans might soon go the way of mid size ones.

Also couldn't help but notice how the WRV sits in the highest price bracket in the petrol CSUVs, all by itself, offering the least value for money, resulting in its dealer staff twiddling their thumbs in the showrooms.

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