Renault reveals the all-new Kadjar crossover

Renault has officially revealed the first details of its all-new C-segment crossover SUV model, the Kadjar.

The company claims that the new Kadjar’s design blends strength and elegance while also bringing a “breath of fresh air” to the growing crossover market thanks to its seductive Flame Red finish.

Physically larger than the smaller Captur, the Kadjar stands at 4.45 metres long and 1.84 metres wide, while a low roofline accentuates the vehicle’s bold, athletic stance on the road.

Dynamism

Its assertive looks continue on the front, where a chrome strip across the headlights and sculpted shoulders lend an air of dynamism, while the Renault badge sits atop a new grille design.

Renault has also designed a new lighting signature for the Kadjar, with LED daytime running lights, and it also features body-coloured mirror shells, plus chrome detailing around the lights.

Mixing style with capability, the Renault Kadjar features 190mm ground clearance, while it also comes with front and rear skid plates to underline its adventurous temperament and SUV design.

The crossover SUV also features lower door protective mouldings, plus black wheel arches, anodised aluminium roof bars, alongside large wheels available in sizes that range up to 19 inches.

On the inside, the cabin is similarly refined, with a soft-touch instrument panel mounted on the dash that falls naturally into the driver’s line of sight to avoid unnecessary distractions.

A 1.4-square metre fixed glass sunroof adds to the bright appearance of the interior, while seats, door handles and the instrument panel are enhanced with double rows of contrasting stitches.

Built on the same platform as the best-selling Nissan Qashqai, the Kadjar features an extremely practical storage capacity, with a boot size of 472 litres and 60/40-split rear seats.

The boot can also be easily configured into either high or low positions to make loading large items easier, while the cabin is also littered with a range of handy and practical storage cubbyholes.

Infotainment

Renault has also packed the Kadjar full of advanced technology, which includes a seven-inch colour touchscreen that features Renault’s latest R-Link 2 multimedia infotainment system.

Coming as standard across the Kadjar range, the R-Link 2 system supports voice-activated telephone, app and radio features, while extra applications can also be downloaded by the driver.

The infotainmentalso allows easy access to the Kadjar’s driving aids, which include emergency brake assist, lane departure warning and road-sign recognition, plus a reversing camera.

Blending SUV, estate and saloon cues, the Kadjar is available with either front-wheel or four-wheel drive, while 4×4 models offer three driving modes to optimise traction.

Engine options have yet to be released, but Renault claims that the Kadjar will boast extremely low emissions figures. More is expected to be known upon its public debut in Geneva next month.