Renault India has introduced the Kiger, the Triber, and the Kwid models that comply with the upcoming BS VI Step 2 emission norms. The recently introduced BS6 Phase II-compliant Renault cars have new safety features including Hill Start Assist (HSA), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Traction Control System (TCS). Notably, the Global NCAP has given the Kiger and the Triber a 4-star safety rating for adult occupant protection. According to the company, the 2023 range will make customers experience international safety standards. An RXE version of the Kwid hatchback has also been introduced at Rs 4.69 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. Mechanically, the new variant will be driven by a 1.0-litre petrol engine. It will come paired with a manual transmission. Features-wise, it will have steering-mounted audio & phone controls and turn indicators on ORVM.
Along with other crucial emission devices like the catalytic converter and oxygen sensors, the 2023 Renault Kwid, Kiger, and Triber now have self-diagnostic equipment that will continuously analyze the vehicle's emission levels while it is being driven. According to Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations, “Renault India remains committed to the Government of India’s vision for a clean and green environment. The launch of new BSVI Step 2 compliant petrol engines across the range will ensure a substantial reduction in emissions, thus contributing to a safer and cleaner environment.”
On the addition of new safety features in the range, Mamillapalle stated, “Safety is of paramount importance to us and the introduction of new class-leading safety features in our new 2023 range further reiterates our commitment towards offering products that can deliver the highest global standards of safety, accessible to Indian customers,”
Renault India has commenced bookings for the new BS VI Step 2 compliant lineup at all its authorized dealerships. For the unversed, Renault India launched Kiger in 2021 and Triber in 2019. Both are made-in-India models, manufactured for Indian buyers first, before being made internationally available.