The Renault Kadjar is an excellent choice in the mid-size SUV category, so there’s no surprise that Renault has gone for a refresh on the outgoing model. Orders begin from the 3rd January 2019 and standard equipment including a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen, LED daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers, and front fog lights on every model.
For the first time the Kadjar range is now integrated into Renault’s EasyLife trim line-up, offering customers enhanced looks, enhanced specification, and enhanced value. The model range is made up of four versions, a reduction from five in the previous generation Kadjar. In addition to the now-familiar Play, Iconic and GT Line trims there is a new model: New Kadjar S-Edition. This style-focused trim sits between Iconic and GT Line and brings features such as striking interior upholstery that’s unique to this model, as well as redesigned LED headlights, a rear-view camera and a panoramic sunroof; features shared with the generously equipped flagship New Kadjar GT Line.
New Kadjar has a four-strong engine line-up. The new ultramodern TCe 140 and TCe 160 4-cylinder petrol engines were developed by the Alliance in cooperation with Daimler, and meet the highest standards in performance and drivability. The new Blue dCi diesel engine in 115hp and 150hp forms, gains enhanced power whilst offering effective technology that cuts emissions of engine pollutants. The TCe 140 and dCi 115 power units are available with a choice of a six-speed manual or a seven-speed EDC automatic gearbox, while the TCe 160 is available with a manual gearbox. At a later date, the dCi 150 engine will be available, exclusively in manual gearbox configuration, and with a choice of two-wheel or four-wheel drive.
Prices start from £20,595 on the road, which we consider to be very reasonable indeed for this versatile and appealing motor.