The all-new Renault Kadjar has officially been revealed ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Finally, Renault has taken the wraps off its upcoming family-sized crossover called the ‘Kadjar’. The Kadjar shares many parts and platforms as the Qashqai.
What is the all-new Renault Kadjar?
Last week, We learnt the Renault is to call its new crossover the Kadjar and the name is inspired by a mix of ‘quad’, representing a capable 4×4, and ‘jaillir’, which means ‘to appear suddenly’ in French.
In the rapidly growing crossover market, the Kadjar is Renault’s vision of a C-segment vehicle and is the latest edition following the success of its Captur.
Design and Styling :
The Kadjar is 4.45 meters long, 1.84 meters wide and 1.60 meters tall, means it is 20cm (centimeters) longer, 40cm wider and 1cm taller than the Qashqai.
With a sporty nature, the Kadjar gets large 690mm (milimetre) wheels and rims of up to 19 inches depending on the version. A sharp kink in the waistline ahead of the C-pillar and chrome roof-rails are both features which have been borrowed from the Qashqai
Equipment and Specs:
The Kadjar benefits from Renault’s R-link 2 infotainment multimedia system as standard that will handle Smartphone integration, voice-control, Bluetooth, DAB (digital) radio and the optional rear-view camera and sat-nav. Safety features includes full-LED headlights, emergency brake assist, lane-departure warning and road-sign recognition.
A false floor in the boot can maximise the space upto 472 liters, with a 60/40 split rear bench fitted as standard and it allows the compartment to be split into two or three sections and an adjustable boot floor.
There are no official details about the engine, although it is expected to share the 1.5 and 1.6 litre diesels from the Qashqai.
The company has confirmed, the Kadjar will be available with either a four or two-wheel drive transmission and it will benefits from a wide range of efficient engines in terms of low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The two-wheel-drive models will come with an Extended Grip system which claims to enhance stability on low-traction surfaces. Whilst the All-wheel drive transmission models get a choice of three modes such as: Auto, Lock and 2WD that allows drivers to select the ideal transmission option for any situation.
When the Kadjar will be available?
Following the public reveal at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show on 5th March, the Kadjar will hit the UK roads in the Autumn.
The pricing details is not yet confirmed, but it is expected to be completive with the likes of Qashqai and Mazda CX-5
What about the rivals?
These days crossover cars are very popular and its difficult for any new model to stand out… However, the Kadjar has a head start as it shares many parts and platform with the award winning Qashqai.
The Mazda CX-5 is also a strong alternative thanks to its being well-equipped and well-priced with a five-star safety rating. While the Honda CR-V is not far behind either, meaning the Kadjar will have to be very good to go to the top of a good class.
|Here is the Kadjar at a glance:|
|Turning circle||10.72 meters|
|Boot space||472 liters|
|Engines||TBA (To be announced)|
|Price||TBA (To be announced)|
|On Sale||Autumn 2015|