The first batch of 122 cars have been dispatched and will reach Renault’s 15 sales outlets across Nepal.

Renault has commenced exports of the sub-4 metre Kiger crossover to Nepal. The first batch of 122 cars have been dispatched and will reach Renault’s 15 sales outlets across Nepal.

The Kiger will be sold in Nepal through Renault’s distributor – Advanced Automobiles Pvt. Ltd, part of the Vaishal Group. Renault has 15 sales and 13 service outlets across the country. The company plans to expand the exports of the Kiger to other countries in the SAARC region as well.

The Kiger is based on the CMF-A+ platform, which is shared with the Nissan Magnite. It measures 3,991 mm in length, 1,750 mm in width and 1,600 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,500 mm and a ground clearance of 205 mm. The crossover has a 405-litre boot and a 40-litre fuel tank. It is available in four variants – RXE, RXL, RXT & RXZ.

The Kiger is powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that produces 99 BHP @ 5,000 rpm and 160 Nm @ 2,800-3,600 rpm. It is also offered with a naturally-aspirated 1.0-litre petrol motor producing 71 BHP @ 6,250 rpm and 96 Nm @ 3,500 rpm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual, 5-speed CVT (turbo-petrol only) and a 5-speed AMT (NA petrol only). In the CVT version, the torque of the 1.0L turbo-petrol engine is restricted to 152 Nm @ 2,200-4,400 rpm.

The Kiger has been designed by a collaboration of Renault’s France and India teams.

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