Renault to unveil new Kadjar SUV in Paris
Renault has revealed the facelifted version of its Kadjar SUV, ahead of an official debut at the Paris motor show next month.
Among the tweaks to the car, which was introduced in 2015, are revised engines, with a new 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol unit co-developed with Daimler. It’s available in 138bhp and 158bhp guises, with both manual and EDC automatic gearboxes, and is claimed to have strong low-range torque.
The Kadjar’s 1.5-litre dCi engines have also been tweaked, and are now branded Blue dCi to signify their use of selective catalytic reduction in pursuit of lower NOx emissions. Power has increased for the engine in both states of tune, with 113bhp and 148bhp variants now available, in place of 109bhp and 128bhp pre-facelift.
Renault claims that most customers bought their Kadjar for its design, so changes to the car’s look have been subtle. On the outside, the Kadjar has been given a gentle refresh, with redesigned front and rear bumpers. Above this, the grille is wider and has more chrome than before.
The headlight clusters keep the C-shaped Renault daytime running light signature, although this now incorporates the indicators, where before they were separate lamps. The foglights are now square, instead of round. At the rear, there are now LED reverse lights, foglights and indicators too.