All this while being on the market for less than one full month.
Most popular models
Renault told TopAuto that the Kiger 1.0 Zen non-turbocharged model in both its manual and automatic guise is the most popular option among buyers, with 39% of users opting for this trim in September.
The Zen is closely followed by the Kiger 1.0 Turbo Intens, also in manual and automatic, with 37% of buyers selecting this model.
According to these figures, the Kiger’s sales in September were as follows:
- Kiger Life – 112 units
- Kiger Turbo Zen – 158 units
- Kiger Turbo Intens – 417 units
- Kiger Zen – 439 units
“We anticipated a strong launch based on the positioning of the Kiger in the AB-Entry and B-SUV segment. With a strong suggested retail price,” Renault South Africa told TopAuto.
Kiger Zen specs
On the outside, the “mid-range” Renault Kiger Zen offers integrated roof rails, a rear window wiper, and 16-inch “Flex” wheels.
The top-of-the-line Intens then has LED headlights and a different wheel design to set it apart from the Zen.
Inside, the mid-range offering sports “Linear Interlock” fabric seats, a multi-information driver’s display, all-round electric windows, a manual air conditioner, keyless entry and start, rear parking sensors, and a reverse camera.
In addition, the Zen is the first trim in the line-up that is fitted with an 8-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, playing through a four-speaker layout.
Powering the non-turbocharged Kiger Zen is a 1.0-litre, petrol engine generating 52kW and 96Nm, connected to either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic gearbox.
This set-up assures a combined fuel consumption of 5.3l/100km, allowing a claimed range of 755km on a single tank.
The South African pricing for the Renault Kiger range is as follows:
- Renault Kiger 1.0 Life – R199,900
- Renault Kiger 1.0 Zen – R214,900
- Renault Kiger 1.0 Zen Auto – R224,900
- Renault Kiger 1.0 Turbo Zen – R249,900
- Renault Kiger 1.0 Turbo Intens – R269,900
- Renault Kiger 1.0 Turbo Intens Auto – R289,900
Each purchase includes a 5-year/150,000 mechanical warranty.
The Life and entry-level Zen model also come with a 2-year/30,000km service plan, while the remaining models get a 3-year/45,000km service plan.