THE facelifted version of Renault's popular Kadjar medium-sized SUV will cost from £20,595 when sales start in February and will feature petrol engines developed in cooperation with Daimler.
The model range is made up of four versions, a reduction from five in the previous generation Kadjar.
In addition to the now-familiar Play, Iconic and GT Line trims there is a new model: the Kadjar S-Edition. This style-focused trim sits between Iconic and GT Line and brings features such as striking interior upholstery that's unique to this model, as well as redesigned LED headlights, a rear-view camera and a panoramic sunroof; features shared with the generously equipped flagship New Kadjar GT Line.
The new Kadjar's four-strong engine line-up includes TCe 140 and TCe 160 4-cylinder petrol engines were developed by the Alliance in cooperation with Daimler.
The new Blue dCi diesel engine in 115hp and 150hp forms, gains enhanced power whilst offering effective technology that cuts emissions of engine pollutants.
The TCe 140 and dCi 115 power units are available with a choice of a six-speed manual or a seven-speed EDC automatic gearbox, while the TCe 160 is available with a manual gearbox. At a later date, the dCi 150 engine will be available, exclusively in manual gearbox configuration, and with a choice of two-wheel or four-wheel drive.
The cabin of the new Kadjar features a more contemporary design and improvements in perceived quality, says Renault.
A new control system for the air conditioning features a more modern and ergonomic design with the temperature and ventilation settings displayed in the centre of three thumbwheels for a clear and intuitive user experience. Particular focus has been placed on the air vent surrounds, door handles and centre console with satin chrome inserts.
The new control functions for the electric windows and mirrors have been completely reworked, with backlighting for easier use at night.
Also on the list of upgrades are a new touchscreen media system that quickly connects to your smartphone of choice, air vents and USB charging points for the rear passengers, and front seats that now have an extending cushion at the front.