Another month, another cross-over. And so we get the Kadjar.
Renault says the Kadjar is the result of the integration of three vehicle categories: capable SUV, dynamic hatch and versatile sportswagon. So its actually a kind of cramped station wagon on stilts, and quite expensive.
The line-up comprises three models all powered by forced induction turbo engines. At the top end of the range is the turbo diesel-powered Dynamique 96kW 1.6 dCi (320Nm) 4×4 followed by the turbo petrol-powered Dynamique 96kW (205Nm) and entry-level Expression variants.
The equipment levels are quite good, especially the safety aspects, with six active devices as well as air bags, isofix points and so on.
On paper the cars appear to be powerful and frugal and should drive pleasantly.
The Kadjar lcomes standard with a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. In addition the range comes standard with a 5-year/90 000km service plan. Services take place at 15 000km intervals.
– Renault Kadjar petrol Expression 96kW Turbo R 359 900
– Renault Kadjar petrol Dynamique 96kW Turbo R 384 900
– Renault Kadjar diesel Dynamique 96kW dCi 4×4 R 449 900
Maybe the Duster is still a better buy. Even the Stepway. You can get two Stepways for the price.
After we get to actually drive a Kadjar we will do a proper review.