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The Renault Kiger is a small crossover made for India

It will fight in the cutthroat sub-4m arena that is so popular now

To be honest, we dig the vehicle's exterior design from this angle. It looks different. PHOTO FROM RENAULT

One of the most lucrative markets for the automotive industry right now is India, especially in the highly competitive subcompact crossover SUV category. With the Renault Kiger show car, the French automaker aims to make a statement.

Currently looking like nothing else on the market at the moment, the car’s bold looks and beefy silhouette show that this won’t just turn heads in the streets, but be just as capable off the road as well.

We hope the wheel design makes it to the production line. PHOTO FROM RENAULT

From the top, you’ll see a ‘semi-floating’ roof design with an integrated spoiler and a dramatic sloped rear window, topped with a specially designed roof rack. The side mirrors have been tapered to resemble the wings of an aircraft. And a sculpted hood adds aggressive flair.

The muscular-looking lower half of the vehicle catches eyes with its 19-inch wheels, framed by the squared-off arches lined with black fender flares. With a ground clearance of 210mm, this car can surely walk the talk.

Prepare to receive requests for selfies with this car. PHOTO FROM RENAULT

The car’s lighting elements are composed of a split “double-stage” LED headlight array, interestingly flanked by green turn signals. The rear of the car houses the ‘double C’ taillight design, which is slated to make it on to the production version.

Even the show car's rear doesn't look like anything you've seen on a production crossover SUV. PHOTO FROM RENAULT

Finishing the design off, the car is coated in a special kind of paint called Green Aurora Borealis, where the colors shift from green, blue and purple depending on the lighting and the angle from which you look at the car.  Fluorescent-green highlights also adorn the exterior to add contrast to the black painted parts.

Now, Renault says that the production model will retain about 80% of the show car’s design. No word about the engine, but we know the Kiger will look just as good. I’d love to see this little runabout on our roads. That’s if Renault decides to do business here.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.