The all new Renault Kadjar has been revealed, although, the venue for its official debut is Geneva Motor Show. This will be the car’s global premier and all eyes are guaranteed to be on Renault’s new offering. This motor show will be held in March and this car will be available for buyers from this summer. This brand new SUV will be available in parts of Africa, parts of the Mediterranean Basin and Europe. After which, it will be available in China as well as in the UK. Interestingly, this is the company’s first ever car to be manufactured in the country of China. Through this SUV the manufacturer is aiming to offer owners of Captur and Megane a fantastic upgrade option. In fact, quite a few of this SUV’s specifications are similar to that of Captur. Design elements have been borrowed heavily from DeZir, which was one of the company’s previous offerings. DeZir was a concept car that the company had launched in 2010. The rear end of this SUV is like Clio, optional LED headlights along with soft lines are both similar to that of DeZir. This SUV is the company’s first ever crossover C- segment car. One can choose to have the entire under body panel protected however; the price will rise in such cases. Also, 19 inch alloy wheels will be available for an extra charge.
Officials from the company have stated that this new car will have an almost fluid and sporty exterior, whereas its interiors will be superbly sophisticated and equally sporty. A fine combination of sporty and sophisticated looks will be delivered through this SUV. This car features the company’s very own R- Link 2 multimedia or infotainment system and the interiors are quite unique. The infotainment system features voice recognition, which is most certainly an advantage. Compared to other similar models of the company the interiors of this SUV are a lot more comfortable since, high quality materials have been incorporated. These materials will be exceptionally soft to the touch. The cabin of this SUV resembles Captur’s cabin. The instrument panel as well as the door handles will be similar to that of Captur. In terms of the look and feel of the interiors, it can definitely be said that Captur seems to have become the inspiration. According to the manufacturer a camera for reversing will be included along with a parking system that is absolutely hands free. Additionally, this SUV will also do the following in an efficient manner:
- lane departure warning
- speed limit notifications
- emergency brake assist
- recognize road signs
The makers say that this SUV is primarily for on road use; however it can also handle quite a bit of off- roading.
The CMF platform which supports Nissan Qashqai has been used for Renault Kadjar as well. That is not it, since many other components are also common between the two cars. The dimensions of this car are again similar to Nissan’s Qashqai. It is quite obvious that the manufacturer is launching the small SUV as the direct competitor of Nissan Qashqai. The first of the two things that still remain unrevealed is whether this SUV will be a two wheel drive or whether its configuration will feature a four wheel drive. The price of this forthcoming SUV is the second aspect that remains unrevealed. Speculations are that the price range will be similar to that of Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Qashqai. This SUV will provide several proficient units. The details and specifications of the engine are yet to be revealed. Hence, automobile enthusiasts and the media are eagerly waiting for the Geneva Motor Show. However, there are speculations that this car may feature a 1.5 or 1.6 diesel engine, again similar to that of its competitor Qashqai. Another similarity is the chrome rails that have been installed atop the car. Renault’s signature grille arrangement at the front of its cars has been incorporated into the Kadjar as.
Expectations from this new SUV are quite high as it is being said that it may benefit from the timing it is being released in. Apart from the perfect timing it is also being said that this SUV may benefit from the Nissan and Renault alliance. The latter is guaranteed to receive the advantages of the alliance and the expertise of Nissan’s crossover prowess. In fact, the expectations are so high that many say that this SUV is all geared up to become this brand’s highest selling car. Another fact that may greatly aid the sales of this car is that in 2014, out of every five cars that were purchased, one was a crossover. These are worldwide figures hence; chances of this SUV’s success seem to be quite good.
For now enthusiasts do have the official photographs of the car that were released. These images do answer quite a few questions. A red variant of this model has been featured in the photographs. The interiors have also been revealed and manufacturers hope to increase the levels of curiosity by doing this. Their hard work has paid off as quite a lot of attention has been garnered by this SUV already. The high gloss finish of the exteriors also has motorists glued to the images. Hence, it would not be wrong to say that even before the official release masses have been exhibiting quite a lot of enthusiasm for this brand new offering by this French company.