In 2015, Renault Kadjar established a strong position in the compact SUV segment. Its flowing lines, dynamic qualities and comfort attracted a wide range of customers. At the same time, Kadjar benefited from the expertise of our partner Nissan in all-wheel drive systems and off-road capabilities. New Renault Kadjar makes progress in all areas. While respecting traditional SUV design codes, it has a more attractive, stylish look, with dynamic contemporary lines. New Kadjar places the emphasis on comfort, quality and ergonomic design. The interior has been redesigned for an even more enjoyable day-to-day driving experience. Last, New Kadjar has more advanced, fuel-efficient gasoline and diesel engines for greater driving pleasure.
New Kadjar adopts new-generation Renault engines. To respect applicable standards, both the gasoline and diesel powertrains feature the latest emission control technologies. At the same time, they gain enhanced drivability and performance, along with lower fuel consumption. New Kadjar adopts the 1.3 TCe engine first fitted on Scénic and subsequently deployed on Captur and Mégane. Developed by the Alliance in cooperation with Daimler, this powertrain meets the highest standards in performance and drivability. Performance is smooth and vibration-free with the 4-cylinder architecture. The engine also performs well at low revs, with its generous torque. On Renault Kadjar, this engine is fitted with a gasoline particulate filter (GPF). The filter destroys particles in the exhaust gases by trapping them in a microporous honeycomb structure that regenerates automatically at regular intervals. The TCe GPF engine is available in four versions: TCe 140 GPF manual transmission, TCe 140 EDC GPF, TCe 160 GPF manual transmission and TCe 160 GPF EDC.
New Kadjar features modernized diesel engines with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, considered as the most effective nitrogen oxide (NOx) post-treatment solution. This technology cuts engine pollutant emissions with no trade-off in performance! At the same time, the engines now referred to by the name of “Blue dCi” gain enhanced power and drivability on New Kadjar.
- The Blue dCi 115 engine increases power by 5 hp and torque by 10 Nm compared with the previous-generation engine, for smooth, frugal performance. Available with a manual transmission, it will be available at a later date with the dual-clutch EDC transmission.
- The Blue dCi 150 is the cutting-edge option on New Kadjar. Increasing output by 20 hp compared with its predecessor, it delivers outstanding performance. Mated to a manual transmission, it will be available in 4×2 and 4×4 versions.
The 4WD transmission on Renault Kadjar benefits from the expertise of Nissan. Kadjar delivers a surefooted performance on slippery roads, driving up to a ski resort in winter, for example, or driving on soft ground.The 4WD transmission on Kadjar offers a choice of three operating modes:
- 2WD: power is supplied only to the front wheels, to bring down fuel consumption.
- Auto: the onboard electronics automatically splits the torque between the two axles. Up to 50% of torque can be transferred to the rear wheels.
- Lock: the central differential is locked for a permanent 50/50 torque split between front and rear. Reserved for off-road use, this mode is available at speeds of up to 40 kmph.
With generous clearance of 200 mm, Kadjar can take on sunken paths without difficulty. The angle of attack (17°) and angle of departure (25°) are also geared to requirements. The Extended Grip system for 2WD versions. Extended Grip remains available on 4×2 versions of Renault Kadjar. Used with “mud and snow” tires, this anti-skid function improves traction for easier driving on muddy or sandy surfaces. Three modes can be selected using a thumbwheel on the central console, behind the gear lever.