Renault Kadjar – a new style for the crossover marketNow fully revealed, the company has confirmed that the Kadjar will sit above the Captur compact SUV and is based on the same underpinnings as the Nissan Qashqai, but is larger in size, measuring 4.45 metres long, 1.84 metres wide and 1.6 metres tall.
Marketed as the 'brand’s first ever C-segment crossover', the Flame Red model boasts athletic exterior styling with a chrome strip around the headlights, muscular wings, sculpted sides, lower door protective mouldings, anodised aluminium roof bars and chrome windows. It also sports 19-inch wheels with black wheel arch extensions, daytime running lights and optional LED headlights.
The sporty and refined interior features a fixed glass sun roof, an instrument panel directly visible to the driver, and a dashboard with foam-backed materials. The front passenger seat can be dropped to create a small table or to load longer items, while the boot can maximise space to 472 litres with a 60/40 spilt rear bench fitted as standard.
The car further features advanced connectivity with R-Link 2 multimedia system, which will be able to offer voice control, navigation, Bluetooth and radio.
Engine details will be revealed during the Geneva Motor Show, but we do know that the Kadjar will be available with either a four- or two-wheel-drive transmission, and will be offered with a range of efficient units.
The global premiere of the Renault Kadjar will take place at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. The crossover is set to go on sale in Europe and in many African and Mediterranean Basin countries from the summer.