Renault Kadjar, the most versatile Spanish
The new Renault Kadjar constitutes a modelcrossover that brings together the best qualities of the family versions, SUV and saloon, with aptitudes ofall-way and highly equipped. The Kadjar is sold from 19,850 euros, with a range of fourteen versions, combining four terminations, three engines to choose and two types of transmission.
In addition, this model ismanufactured exclusively for everyone at the Spanish plant in Palencia, although within a year it will also be done in China, to supply the eastern markets.
The global success of the compact Captur and the Nissan Qashqai has been the definitive argument for the French brand to develop thenew Kadjar, a very versatile car that meets the qualities of habitability offamily bodies, the comfort of the saloons and the possibilities of leaving the asphalt offered by an SUV (Sport Utility Vehichle) allcamino.
It measures 4.45 meters long, 1.84 wide and 1.60 high. Its size places it in segment C. Of the three facets we cited from Kadjar, in theoutside prevails the appearance of off-road and although it is designed to be used mainly on asphalt, it has a ground clearance of 200 mm, which allows it tocirculate smoothly by dirt tracks.
Engines and transmission
The Kadjar is available in 4x2 transmission, with or without the systemExtended Grip, or in 4x4 transmission. The mechanical offer is based on efficiency, which includes two diesel engines and one gasoline. The diesel motorization of 110 horses presents an approved consumption of only 3.8 liters per 100 km and emits 99 g of CO2 / km, well below the limit of 120 g that allows the total exemption of registration tax in Spain. This is also the case of the 130 horsepower dCi engine, with 113 g CO2 / km. Refering to gasoline engine, it is a 1.2 of 130 horses direct injection, with a consumption of 5.6 l / 100.
With the system Extended Grip, the Kadjar in the X-MOD option can circulate with good safety in low adhesion areas, such as mud, snow or sand, but if we really like to get into areas with more difficulty off road, the versions of all-wheel drive They are the best. For use they have a control that allows to choose between three modes: Auto, LOCK and 2WD.
For him family use, the Kadjar has elements that make life easy on board, especially when starting the trip and preparing the car for each situation. Thanks to the handles located in the boot, the system Easy Break It allows to automatically unlock and fold the rear bench seat 1 / 3-2 / 3. As a complement, the passenger seat collapses, allowing objects of more than 2.5 meters in length to be loaded.
Services and connectivity
In section functionalities, the Kadjar has TomTom cartography navigation, access to the R-Link Store to download applications and vision Birdview. Mobile connection via Bluetooth, high-quality radio and music equipment and a wide range of applications and services designed for car use and accessible in a 'click' enrich the system and life experience on board.
The Kadjar closes its equipment for safety and driving aids with systems such as assisted emergency braking, the involuntary lane change warning or safety angle detector. And the hands-free parking system, the reversing vision camera, the hill start assist, the overspeed alert and the cruise control and speed limiter are among the driving aids.
Engines: Gasoline TCe 1.2 130 hp. Diésel dCi 1.5 of 110 and 1.6 of 130 CV.
Transmission: 6 speed manual and 6-speed EDC automatic in dCi of 110 CV.
Brakes: Disks, the ventilated forwards.
Address: Variable electric assistance.
Benefits: Maximum speed, from 182 to 190 km / h.
Long wide high: 4.45 / 1.84 / 1.60 meters
Capacities: Trunk 472 / 1,478 liters. Deposit 55 liters.
Prices: From € 19,850 to € 28,800.
Francisco del Brío Journalist and founder of Newsmotor.