Renault Kadjar has made its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show after its online reveal a month ago. This modern crossover based on the Qashqai’s platform will be placed above the Captur in the international markets.
It gets the ubiquitous 1.5-litre K9k diesel mill churning out 108bhp and a 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 128bhp. There will also be an option of a 1.2-litre, turbocharged petrol engine producing 128bhp output similar to the naturally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol.
It measures 4,450mm in length, 1,840mm in width and 1,600mm in height. The dimensions make it larger than the Qashqai, the vehicle is it based on. It has a boot space of 472-litre, a 42-litre fuel tank. Renault seems to be interested in marketing it as an urban vehicle, however it can take a bit of off-roading with an approach angle of 18 degree, departure angle of 25 degree and ground clearance of 190mm. The vehicle will be built at the company’s plant in Palencia, Spain and also in China.
The Kadjar will go on sale in the European markets in a matter of few months and eventually it will be sold in the African, Chinese and the Mediterranean markets. We aren’t sure of an Indian launch yet, but if it does come in the it will have to find a place between the Duster and the Koleos and might compete with the Skoda Yeti.