Renault’s late entry into the extremely contested section goals to make a reputation for itself with its styling and enticing pricing

The sub-compact SUV is able to develop with the entry of the Renault Kiger. It’ll launch on February 15 and is anticipated to be priced from Rs 5 lakh onwards. Whereas bookings will start from February 15, the deliveries of the Kiger will start from March onwards The Renault mannequin has the identical underpinnings and engines because the Nissan Magnite however options its personal distinctive exterior styling. The abundance of selection within the section does make it a bit difficult to decide on the best-suited mannequin to your wants. Let’s see if the Kiger is price ready for over its rivals:

Mannequin

Value Vary

Renault Kiger

Rs 5 lakh to Rs 9.5 lakh (anticipated)

Nissan Magnite

Rs 5.49 lakh to Rs 9.59 lakh

Kia Sonet

Rs 6.79 lakh to Rs 13.19 lakh

Hyundai Venue

Rs 6.86 lakh to Rs 11.66 lakh

Tata Nexon

Rs 7.09 lakh to Rs 12.79 lakh

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Rs 7.39 lakh to Rs 11.40 lakh

Mahindra XUV300

Rs 7.95 lakh to Rs 12.45 lakh

Ford EcoSport

Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 11.49 lakh

All costs are ex-showroom, Delhi

Nissan Magnite: BUY for 360-degree digital camera and value-for-money pricing

Nissan Magnite

The Magnite is basically the Kiger’s cousinThe Magnite is basically the Kiger’s cousin, underpinned by the identical structure that simply occurred to hit the market first. Nevertheless, the Nissan mannequin has distinctive styling and provides a number of premium options on prime comparable to cruise management and a 360-degree digital camera over the Kiger. As customary, the Nissan Magnite takes care of most simple comforts and at costs which might be nearer to premium hatchbacks than rival sub-compact SUVs. This automobile additionally obtained a great four-star crash take a look at security ranking from ASEAN NCAP.

Kia Sonet: BUY for torque convertor diesel automated, premium options and bigger screens

The Sonet used to supply probably the most reasonably priced base variant on this section previous to the Magnite however it’s the dearer variants that make it most engaging. As anticipated from Kia, it’s full of premium comforts comparable to ventilated entrance seats, a BOSE sound system, in-built air purifying system and a ten.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It’s also the one automobile on this section to supply the selection of a torque convertor automated with its diesel engine whereas rivals supply a much less refined AMT. Nevertheless, the Sonet doesn’t fare too nicely when it comes to cabin area when in comparison with its rivals.

Hyundai Venue: BUY for contemporary options, clutchless guide transmission and styling

Hyundai Venue

Hyundai’s sub-compact SUV providing is without doubt one of the closest rivals to the Maruti Vitara Brezza when it comes to month-to-month gross sales. The Venue’s reputation will be attributed to a variety of things comparable to its styling, number of powertrain choices and its premium options. It’s geared up with linked automobile tech, air air purifier, a sunroof and upto 6 airbags. The Hyundai mannequin was additionally the primary within the section to supply the choice of the 6-speed iMT(clutchless guide) for the 120PS 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The identical is since provided with its Kia counterpart, the Sonet.

Tata Nexon: BUY for spacious cabin, 5-star rated security, and gas and EV choices

The Tata Nexon continues to be distinctively recognisable for its coupe-like roofline. It affords a spacious cabin for 5, linked automobile tech and a semi-digital instrument cluster. The Nexon could solely supply twin entrance airbags however it nonetheless secured a 5-star security ranking. Tata’s subcompact SUV additionally affords selection of petrol and diesel engines and their AMT choices are probably the most reasonably priced within the section as of now. The Nexon is the one one to have an all-electric model, which regardless of being rather a lot pricier, continues to be probably the most reasonably priced long-range EV in India.

Maruti Vitara Brezza/ Toyota City Cruiser: BUY for spaciousness, reliability, mild-hybrid powertrain and huge after-sales community

Maruti has dominated the subcompact SUV area with the Vitara Brezza regardless of mounting competitors from practically all rival carmakers. Although it’s beginning to look dated when it comes to design, the Brezza affords a healthful bundle with its spaciousness, reliability and expansive service community. It’s at present a petrol-only providing and the one one to supply mild-hybrid tech with its automated transmission for improved gas financial system.

The City Cruiser, the Toyota-badged model of the Brezza, is equally priced and has the identical options however sports activities an altered entrance fascia and comes with the reputed Toyota after-sales service.

Mahindra XUV300: BUY for punchy engines, occupant security and premium options

The Mahindra XUV300 affords probably the most highly effective diesel engine within the section rated at 116.6PS and 300Nm. It will get the selection of a 6-speed guide and a 6-speed AMT. The 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine was just lately up to date with the choice of an AMT as nicely. Each engines ship a punchy efficiency and are well-suited for lengthy drives too. The XUV300’s premium function listing consists of heated ORVMs, steering modes, twin zone auto AC and upto 7 airbags. In actual fact, the XUV300 has the best general security ranking from World NCAP for a made-in-India automobile. It’s also anticipated to get a extra highly effective model of the identical petrol engine that might make 130PS.

Ford EcoSport: BUY for fun-to-drive expertise and well-equipped prime variants

Ford’s subcompact SUV has been one of many longest-running rivals on this area. It continues to be famend for its fun-to-drive automobile dynamics with probably the most highly effective petrol engine within the section that makes 122PS. The highest variants of the EcoSport are nicely geared up too with cruise management, linked automobile tech and upto 6 airbags. Nevertheless, the Ford’s cabin is smaller compared to a few of its section rivals.

Renault Kiger: WAIT for value-for-money pricing, spaciousness and largest boot within the section

The latest entrant to this section is anticipated to be probably the most reasonably priced one. Sharing underpinning and powertrains with its Nissan Magnite cousin, the Renault Kiger will possible supply equally geared up variants that cowl most simple comforts as customary. The Kiger additionally appears to have managed sufficient cabin area to comfortably seat 5 adults and supply the most important boot within the section at 405 litres. Renault will supply the Kiger with two petrol engines – a naturally-aspirated (N.A.) 1.0-litre unit and a turbocharged 1.0-litre unit. Each will likely be mated to a 5-speed guide whereas the turbo-petrol will get the selection of a CVT too. It’ll additionally supply an AMT for the N.A. petrol engine which might possible be probably the most reasonably priced automated possibility within the section.

Remaining Ideas

If you happen to’re seeking to purchase into the sub-compact SUV section however on a strict price range across the Rs 10 lakh mark, the Kiger is definitely price contemplating together with equally priced rivals.