By Mike Torpey on 2017-09-19 - Driving Force news editor and responsible for organising our daily output. He was staff motoring editor of the Liverpool Echo for 20 years.
Renault turns up
RENAULT has strengthened its Kadjar crossover line-up with the addition of a new high power petrol engine and a new transmission option.
As the most powerful engine in the Kadjar range, the 165bhp turbo petrol has a top speed of 127mph and a 0-60mph time of 9.2 seconds. It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Economy and emissions are comparable with those of the TCe 130 powerplant with CO2emissions as low as 134g/km and economy of up to a Combined 47.1mpg.
The newest engine available on Kadjar can be specified from Dynamique Nav trim level upwards and prices are from £22,915.
The French company is also introducing an Auto X-Tronic automatic transmission on the dCi 130, Kadjar's 1.6-litre diesel unit.
It boastsemissions as low as 123g/km, economy of up to 58.9mpg and available from Dynamique Nav upwards it costs from £26,015.
This means Kadjar customers are now able to choose from four engines and three transmissions across five trim grades.
Hands free functionality has been upgraded from Dynamique Nav and above with the arrival of a hands-free keycard with walkaway function.
So the driver can keep the key in their bag or pocket and when walking towards the Kadjar, the daytime running lights will turn on, wing mirrors unfold, puddle lights illuminate and the car will unlock automatically.
When walking away from the Kadjar, the daytime running lights will turn off, the door mirrors will close and the car will lock, again automatically.
Since it arrived in the UK in September 2015, the Kadjar has strengthened Renault's presence in the crossover market - building on the success of its compact crossover sibling, the Captur.
And to signify the completion of the manufacturer's crossover range, the all-New Renault Koleos was launched this summer.
Choose from one or more of the options to find the car for you.
Based on your search find the dealership
nearest to you.