Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Renault Press | posted February 03, 2015 11:38
To go on sale this summer in Europe
After revealing the name of their upcoming crossover, Renault recently released the first official images of the Kadjar which will be debuting at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show come March.
The crossover is product based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance common module family platform as a C-segment crossover aimed at driving the French automaker's growth internationally. The Renault Kadjar features an athletically designed exterior, a sporty and refined interior and a powertrain that can be had in either 2WD or 4WD.
The front end features a unique grill and bumper design, circular foglamps and LED headlights that resemble the ones used on the Nissan Qashqai. The side has flared wheel arches, character lines and distinct 19-inch alloy wheels. The rear section displays a shapely tailgate, trapezoidal taillights and dual exhausts. Additional exterior gear fitted on the Renault Kadjar include front and rear skid plates and a stainless steel boot sill guard that protects against damage and dirt.
The interior gets a gray finish and features a digital instrument cluster, a center-dash mounted 7-inch TFT touchscreen and a steering wheel integrated with audio and menu controls. It also has the Easy Estate system which automatically adjusts and unlocks the 60/40 split rear seats. The system can be set for 2 different settings, a 'high' position which provides a completely flat floor when storing large items, and a 'low' position that gives the Kadjar's maximum carrying capacity.
Renault has yet to announce its engines but the company did say that it will be available with multiple engines that have low fuel consumption and C02 emissions.
The Renault Kadjar will be made at the company's Palencia plant in Spain and also in Wuhan, China where it will be the first ever Renault to be made in the country. It will go on sale this summer in Europe which will be followed by the Mediterranean Basin countries and Africa.