Crossover Renault Kadjar received new enginesSeptember 12, 2018
Renewed Renault Kadjar will be presented at the Paris Motor Show
Crossover Renault Kadjar passed an easy restyling and received a completely different set of engines – both petrol and diesel. The premiere of the updated SUV will be held at the Paris Motor Show in early October.
The exterior of the crossover was refreshed with barely noticeable strokes. The area of black overlays on a forward bumper is reduced, the form of air intakes is changed, and foglights have received a separate framing. There was more chrome – now the jumpers in the radiator grill shine, thick edging around the “fog lights” and headlights headlights (they were black before). The French say that all this allowed to visually expand the front of the car.
Changes in the rear are no more: another was the design of the rear lights, the lining of unpainted plastic decreased, the combined lanterns of the “fog lamps” and the reverse increased slightly in size. This completes the metamorphosis of the exterior.
The interior has changed more noticeably, although this concerns mostly on-board electronics. Updated Kadjar received a multimedia system R-Link 2 with a seven-inch touchscreen that supports the services of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The climate control unit has also been modified. In addition, the front seats, which have the adjustment of the length of the pillow, became more comfortable.
But the crossover technology is expected to seriously change – the range of engines is completely revised. So far, the Renault Kadjar has offered two petrol turbochargers 1.2 and 1.6 with 140 and 160 horsepower, as well as a pair of 1.5 and 1.6 liters diesel engines (115 and 140 hp respectively).
From this set there will be only the younger diesel. It will be supplemented by a new turbodiesel in volume of 1.75 liters capacity of 149 horsepowers. And all gasoline engines will replace the single turbo engine 1.3 TCe, developed in conjunction with the concern Daimler. It will be offered in two variants of forcing: 140 or 160 horsepower.
And all-wheel drive can be obtained only in combination with a powerful turbodiesel. With other motors – non-inertial front-wheel drive. But buyers of such cars can choose between a manual six-speed box and a seven-speed “robot” with two clutches, but with a 1.75 diesel engine only manual transmission is combined.
Renault Kadjar – crossover, created on the basis of Nissan Qashqai. In Europe, it is quite popular, although sales do not reach class leaders: for example, in 2017, 111 705 cars were sold against 247 199 at Qashqai or 236 323 cars from Tiguan.