POWERED by a 1.3-litre turbo charged engine developed in conjunction with Daimler, the new Renault Kadjar will jump head first into the mid-sized cross over market at a starting price of $29,990 plus on-roads.
Featuring fluid, athletic lines that buck the trend of box-like SUVs, exceptional space and a meticilously detailed interior, the Kadjar is available to order online, with the first round of vehicles arriving in November.
A structured grille, front and rear skid plates, lower door protective mouldings, black wheel arch extensions and anodised satin grey roof bars, emphasise Kadjar’s road presence.
But the car’s elegance is also showcased in the chromed window surrounds, sill guard and daytime running light surrounds, and the body-colour door handles and mirror housings.
Inside, the dash has a flush mounted 7-inch multimedia touch screen with capacitive technology for a brighter display and greater sensitivity, loaded with the R-LINK 2 system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.
The Kadjar is also available with a Bose audio system which delivers concert-hall sound quality for a premium listening experience.
Grab handles on each front door and the centre console and a bold gear lever attest to its sportiness and all-roads character, while comfort is also evident in the seats, which have patterned cushions and vertical forms on the backrests.
The entire range is equipped with technology such as front and rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, cruise control with speed limiter, hill start assist, ESC, ABS, emergency brake assist, distance warning and AEB.
Safety features are further enhanced on the Zen and Intens models with the addition of side parking sensors, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and a hands free keycard entry, with an automatic locking and welcome function.
The new Renault Kadjar will come with a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty, and class leading 30,000km or 12 month (whichever comes first) servicing. The range starts with the Kadjar Life at $29,990 plus on-roads.
The Kadjar Zen is $32,990 plus on-roads and the range-topping Intens is $37,990 plus on-roads. All models are powered by a petrol engine.