The Renault Kadjar: 2017 Car of the Year Contender

The Renault Kadjar – South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Car of the Year Finalist

The Renault Kadjar, part SUV/part hatchback with the capabilities of a sporty ride, has made it to the finals of the 2017 SA Car of the Year. The Kadjar, along with nine other cars, has been shortlisted for this prestigious title, which will be awarded in March 2017.

Available in two engine options, the 1.2 T and the 1.6 dCi, and two model options, the Expression* and the Dynamique, the Renault Kadjar really does offer the full package. Roomy and comfortable. Agile and tough. Sophisticated and kitted out with the most up to date technology and safety features. Elegantly styled yet still rugged. The Renault Kadjar is leading the way in its class, in fact as the crossover vehicle that fits into both the C and D segments, it is in a class of it’s own!

  • Color 7” LED cluster
  • Tyre Pressure Sensors
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • Cruise Control
  • Gearshift Indicator
  • Eco Mode
  • Handsfree Bluetooth
  • Eco Mode
  • USB plug & AUX input
  • D+P+S+Curtain Airbags
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Full Size Spare Wheel
  • MP3 CD Player
  • Remote Central Locking
  • F&R Electric Windows
  • Electric Door Mirrors
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Body Colour Door Handles
  • Body Colour Door Mirrors
  • Height and Depth Steering
  • Split Rear Seats
  • Airconditioning
  • 16”Styled Wheels
  • Height Adjust Driver Seat

  • Roof Rails (satin chrome)
  • 17” Alloys (black and aluminium)
  • LED Highlights
  • Fog Lights (cornering functionality)
  • Metal Grey Front and Rear Skid Plates
  • Chrome Stripping on Door Protectors
  • Electric Foldable Mirrors
  • 7” Touchscreen with Navigation
  • Southern African Maps
  • Light & Rain Sensors
  • Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Leather Steering and Gearlever
  • Handsfree Renault Card key
  • Park Distance Control (front and rear)
  • Privacy Rear Windows (extra tint)

Selected by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists in September 2016, the finalists were chosen by a panel of 28 car aficionados out of a list of 35 possible contenders. Any car released between August 2015 and August 2016 was suitable for nomination, so the competition was pretty stiff. Each member of the 28 man jury put forward ten nominations and from there it was whittled down to the ten finalists.

“The competition now moves into high gear as preparations are made for two days of stringent evaluations at the beginning of February 2017. At these evaluation days – the most critical of which will be the scheduled procedures at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – the Jury will assess all the cars independently, with routes and modules designed to test the vehicles in a similar way in which the average consumer would use them.The Jury will also have access to performance test data, comparative pricing and specification data, as well as comparative parts pricing data,” explains SA Guild of Motoring Journalists chairman, Bernard Hellberg Jr.

We are very proud to have a finalist in this prestigious competition, and look forward to tracking the Kadjar’s progress. Watch this space for more details…

*1.2T is only available in the Expression model

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