Nissan Magnite vs Renault Kiger Comparison: Which SUV to Buy
2021 Nissan Magnite vs Renault Kiger Design, Features, Specs and Price Comparison: Which SUV to Buy for 7 lakhs
Nissan Magnite was launched in December,2020 with prices starting at Rs 4.99 lakhs and has got over 30,000 bookings in 1 month. It opened a whole new segment of compact & affordable urban SUVs. Before this, Renault launched the Triber and Kwid on the same platform after which Nissan restyled the Kwid and sold it as Datsun redi-GO. This time, it will be Renault's turn to launch Kiger SUV based on the same CMFA+ platform as Nissan Magnite. Kiger will debut on 28th Jan 2021 and will start the pre-booking soon after that. The Test Drive and delivery of Kiger is expected to start towards the end of Feb 2021.
So, What is the Difference Between the Magnite and Kiger SUV, and Which One Should you Buy?
Nissan Magnite vs Renault Kiger Exterior Design, Dimensions
The Magnite dimensions stand at a length of 3994mm, width of 1758mm and height of 1572mm. It also has a solid ground clearance of 205mm. The Magnite design resembles the Nissan Kicks in some ways but is smaller with aggressive styling and looks and ready for a fight. It has a big grille with the chrome lines and large headlamps that blend in well along with the big DRLs below. Everything is LED here and that includes the fog-lamps in the top-end trims. You also see a skid plate. The side view is a nice design with the cladding and interesting looking 16inch diamond cut alloys while the lines flowing from the tail-lamp further adds to the stance. You can see the cladding along with the functional roof-rails. The rear styling is also impressive with a large Magnite badging and striking tail-lamps that create a wider look for the Magnite. Nissan offers many colours including dual tones like blue with the white roof.
The upcoming Renault Kiger is based on the same platform with similar dimensions as the Magnite. The Kiger gets a completely new contemporary design. The Kiger concept SUV has a signature Renault grille and two-level full-LED headlights. The side profile is quite sporty with a semi-floating roof with an integrated spoiler, sloping rear window along with prominent C-pillar design. At the rear, the Kiger also gets LED lighting with double C-shaped tail lamps. Renault promises to keep the production Kiger quite close to the Kiger concept car showcased earlier.
Nissan Magnite vs Renault Kiger Interiors, Features and Safety
Getting in the Magnite is easy and being based on the same platform as the Triber, it gets the advantage that it has very good space. The cabin is airy despite all-black looks plus the rear seat is very comfortable for two with more legroom/headroom over other compact SUVs. There is a centre armrest at the rear while it also gets AC vents. Three might be a squeeze though. The design of the cabin is simple but sporty with the air vents which seem to be designed as the same as a Lamborghini! The steering wheel is also sporty while you have an 8inch touch screen sitting in the middle and a row of toggle switches below to use the climate control. The instrument cluster is also a digital one with a large TFT screen plus various designs for various screens which is impressive.
Regarding the safety rating, Magnite has scored a solid 4 out of 5 stars in the crash test according to ASEAN NCAP. Now, this is not GNCAP which tests cars sold in India. However, both GNCAP and ASEAN NCAP are similar in their testing and standards However, once GNCAP puts the Magnite through its crash tests, we can confirm the exact score for the Magnite sold in India.
Renault has not revealed the interiors of Kiger, but we can tell based on spy pics that it will be different as compared to Kwid, Triber, or even Magnite. It will probably get a more premium lighter coloured interiors along with an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system, dual gloveboxes, digital instrument cluster, a multifunction steering wheel along wireless phone charging. It is also likely to get an electric sunroof as a special first in its segment feature. The safety rating of Kiger is expected to be like that of Nissan Magnite.
Nissan Magnite vs Renault Kiger Engine, Transmission and Performance
The Nissan Magnite gets three engine and gearbox combinations, A 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine developing 72PS of maximum power and 96Nm of peak torque is available with 5 speed manual transmission and has a claimed mileage of 18.75kmpl. The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit producing 100PS of maximum power and 160Nm of peak torque is available with a 5-speed manual with a mileage of 20 kmpl and a CVT automatic with a mileage of 17.7 kmpl. As the Kiger is based on the same CMFA+ platform, it will share the powertrain with the recently launched Nissan Magnite. We expect a total of three engine and gearbox combinations with similar performance and mileage figures.
Nissan Magnite vs Renault Kiger Prices, Cost of Ownership, Warranty
Nissan launched the Magnite with an introductory ex-showroom price range starting at Rs 4.99 lakh and going up to Rs 9.59 lakh. Nissan has updated the Magnite prices in 2021 with the base variant ex-showroom price increasing by Rs 50,000 and now starts at 5.49 lakhs. All the other prices remain the same. Nissan also claims that the Magnite will get the lowest-in-class maintenance cost at 29 paise/km for 50,000 kms. Nissan Magnite has a standard warranty of 2 years or 50,000kms which can be extended for up to 5 years or 100,000 kms. We expect Renault to price the Kiger at about Rs 10-20,000 more than the corresponding Magnite model with some extra features and will have similar maintenance cost and warranty.
Nissan Magnite vs Renault Kiger - Which SUV is the Best One to Buy under 7 lakh?
Both the compact & affordable urban SUVs have similar dimensions, specs, features and performance. They are best suited for city use with occasional long drives with the family. So prima facie, the difference between the Kiger and Magnite is the styling and some expected additional features in Kiger like a Sun-Roof at a slightly higher price. But it is also important to find the nearest Renault and Nissan Dealers in your neighbourhood for service and repair while comparing and choosing between Magnite or Kiger. We would recommend you take a test drive of both the SUVs before deciding the best one for you. It is also important to note that the Magnite currently has a waiting period of up to 10 weeks. A detailed on-road comparison between Kiger and Magnite will be done after the launch of Kiger along with price information to help us give you the final verdict.
In-case you are planning to buy an SUV after June 2021, you may also consider the upcoming Tata HBX Hornbill expected to rival Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.
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