Buoyed by the success of Captur, Renault is continuing its offensive in the world of crossovers with the launch of Kadjar, the brand’s first C-segment crossover, built on the same CMF platform as the Nissan Qashqai.
In a fast-growing and extremely popular area of the market, Kadjar will boost Renault’s ambitions on the international stage, as it is due to go on sale initially in Europe and in many African and Mediterranean Basin countries, followed by China.
This sibling to Captur shakes up established thinking by bringing an innovative and attractive proposition to the crossover market. The Renault Kadjar stands out through its fluid, athletic exterior styling. Meanwhile, its interior is both sporty and refined, courtesy of the quality of the materials employed and the attention that has gone into its finish.
Available with either four- or two-wheel-drive transmission, the Renault Kadjar encourages adventure while at the same time delivering easy manoeuvrability in town thanks to its compact footprint (4.45 metres long x 1.84 metres wide ).
Furnished with high-quality interior appointments and modern equipment, the Renault Kadjar offers advanced connectivity with the R-Link 2 multimedia system, along with a relaxed experience behind the wheel, courtesy of the latest driving aids.
The Renault Kadjar also benefits from a range of particularly efficient engines which position it at the forefront of the segment in terms of low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. As in the Nissan Qashqai, the big seller will be powered by the 1.5-litre 110 bhp diesel engine.
The all-new Kadjar will be unveiled to the public at the 85th Geneva Motor Show which opens to the public on March 5.
It will go on sale in the summer in both Europe and a high number of countries, and is scheduled to appear in RHD form in Ireland and the UK in the autumn.
Kadjar is a global model
Buoyed by the success achieved by Captur, Kadjar has extended its crossover range, with its latest addition to Renault’s dynamic product plan. In the fast-growing crossover market, Kadjar is - a global model in line with Renault’s vision of a C-segment vehicle.
With Kadjar, the Renault Group has showcased its creative ability with a view to conquering new markets and winning over new customers.
The dynamism of the current product offering is reflected in the average age of its range, which has decreased from 4.8 years in 2012 to 4.2 years in 2014. It is expected to reach 3.7 years by the end of 2015.
In 2014, almost one in every five vehicles sold across the world was a crossover, with the segment enjoying a market share of 23 per cent in Europe and 26 per cent in China. The segment consequently represents a real entry point to the key growth markets targeted by the group.
Captur was the second model to appear in Renault’s crossover range after the Renault Koleos, Success was immediate. Thanks to its practical innovations and bold personality, this urban crossover emerged at the top of the European B-segment crossover market, with slightly more than 178,000 registrations in 2014.
The Kadjar sees Renault maintain its offensive in this international segment with a C-segment model that slots into the range above Captur.
Renault says that the Kadjar, Captur’s big brother, brings something new to the segment thanks to its fluid, athletic lines, status-enhancing appeal, travelling comfort and respect for the environment.
The Kadjar will be manufactured in Spain for Europe. More on the new Renault crossover closer to the autumn launch date for Ireland.