The new Renault Kadjar was launched in Geneva. It is a mid-size crossover model, described by Renault as “Captur’s big brother”. It is about to enter a very crowded market segment.
Renault describe the all-new Kadjar as robust yet elegant, powerful but extremely efficient, dynamic to drive while remaining a haven of calm and comfort to travel in and packed with the latest safety, infotainment, and connectivity system.
It is powered by small-capacity Renault dCi diesel and TCe petrol engines which perfectly meet today’s demand for downsized power units which lack nothing in performance while delivering exceptional efficiency. Fuel economy and CO2 figures will be as high as a claimed 74.3mpg and as low as 99g/km, equalling the best-in-class. There will be two- and four-wheel drive versions and manual and automatic transmissions to meet the needs of any buyer.
Up-to-the-minute active safety features will help the driver avoid low-speed accidents, stay in lane on highways, park, see in the dark, and remain within speed limits, while the R-Link 2 multimedia system ensures the car is always fully connected to the outside world.
Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy EDC
The other stand-out model on the Renault stand was the Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy EDC. It is a special edition version of the Clio Renaultsport, with power increased by 10 per cent to 220hp.