Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
6 minute read
21 May 2022
8:35 am

Renault Kiger vs Nissan Magnite: Which is better?

Charl Bosch

Compact SUVs share same dimensions, powertrains and platform, but with R36 000 price difference between flagships.

The Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite might have different badges, but they're closely related.

The concept of badge engineering, though nothing new in the automotive world, is well-known for often producing completely different results. No exception to the rule is the Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite. Same yet different Both are made in India, ride on the same CMF-A+ platform – an extension of the CMF-A that underpins the Renault Kwid, have the same dimensions, the same 205 mm of ground clearance and the option of a five-speed manual gearbox or a CVT. The differences though are in the final packaging. Whereas the Kiger can be specified with a normally aspirated or turbocharged version...