Unveiled for the first time during the Geneva Motor Show, in March, the new Renault Kadjar is now available on the UK market. seen as a brother of the popular Nissan Qashqai from whom he borrows the modular platform, the new Kadjar promises to be a more off-road vehicle, but also very practical.
Kadjar is being offered in an 18-version line-up based on four trim lines familiar to owners of other Renault vehicles: Expression+, Dynamique Nav, Dynamique S Nav and Signature Nav.
Regarded as one of the safest manufacturers in the industry, Renault equips the Kadjar with standard safety features like ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, electronic stability control with traction and understeer control, cruise control, speed limiter, Hill Start Assist, six airbags, seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners at the front, side impact protection bars and ISOFIX child-seat mounting points on the two outer rear seats.
Regarding the equipment features offered as standard, we must mention the automatic electronic parking brake, front foglights, LED daytime running lamps, tinted windows, the 7-inch TFT instrument panel with digital speedometer, all-round electric windows, driver’s seat height adjustment, air conditioning, Bluetooth, a USB socket and a 4 x 20W DAB radio with fingertip controls and an AUX input. All this are offered on the Expression+ trim level.
Kadjar allows a significant level of personalisation through individual options and cost-saving packages. There are seven themed high-value equipment packages, depending on model.
The three engines on offer are the 1.2-litre turbocharged TCe 130 hp four-cylinder direct-injection petrol unit, the 1.5-litre ENERGY dCi 110 hp four-cylinder diesel and the 1.6-litre ENERGY dCi four-cylinder 130 hp diesel.
Renault’s new Kadjar will be priced from £17,995 when it reaches UK showrooms in September this year.