Renault South Africa has officially launched its latest SUV crossover the Kadjar in South Africa. Not only does this add another major model to the brand’s arsenal of seductive vehicles, but it also offers the discerning South African driver a little something different. This is exactly why we thought it a good idea to introduce the country to 10 amazing facts that all potential buyers should know about this exceptional car.
1. The name Kadjar is derived from several different French words
According to Renault the Kadjar has a name made up of a number different words that describe exactly what this attractive vehicle represents. They say that the word ‘Kad’ is is derived from the word quad (4-wheeled vehicle) while the word ‘Jar’ is based on the French word for agile. It also includes the use of the word ‘Jaillir’ which simply means to ‘emerge suddenly’.
2. The Kadjar is a ‘3-in-1’ SUV crossover
If you are an automobile segment purist then look away now, because the Kadjar Renault fits perfectly into both the C-segment and half D-segment. To add to this it also provides the owner with all of the fun of a fun of a hatchback, the performance of a sporty wagon and the practical affordability of a SUV.
3. There is a choice of two engine options and trim levels
Yes you read that correctly! The 2016 Renault Kadjar is available with two engine options, namely the 1.2 T petrol engine and the 1.6 dCi diesel engine. It also comes in two trim options, the Expression and Dynamique.
4. The Kadjar offers a smooth yet powerful drive
The engines mentioned above are fuel frugal yet powerful and offer a fantastic driving experience for driver and passenger alike. The gearshifts are as smooth as ever and there is a gear-change indicator that’ll help ensure optimal gear shifts. This latest addition to the Renault SUV stable also performs well on SA roads and provides exceptional road-holding while also offering steering and throttle responsiveness.
5. The Kadjar is ready to take on all of its mainstream competitors
The list of rivals that the Kadjar is ready to take on include the popular Toyota Rav4, the irrepressible Nissan Qashqai, the amazing Kia Sportage, the new Hyundai Tucson, the enjoyable Mazda CX-5, the exceptional Nissan X-Trail, the lovable Ford Kuga, the powerful VW Tiguan, the racy Honda CR-V, the impressive Jeep Grand Cherokee and the outstanding Hyundai Santa Fe.
6. This Vehicle will turn you into an eco-friendly driver
The Kadjar has been designed and built from the ground up with eco-friendly driving in mind. This is why it comes with built-in eco-scoring and eco-coaching systems that measure your driving style and fuel consumption. By doing this the Kadjar can then “teach” you to drive in a more eco-friendly manner.
7. It has a 7″ touchscreen infotainment screen
The Kadjar is packed full of the latest Renault gadgets and gizmos and provides an entertaining ride thanks to the radio, Bluetooth audio streaming functionality and USB and AUX connections. It can even play images or videos via a flash drive.
8. The Kadjar comes with customisable tech
The multimedia system used by the Kadjar includes a customisable ‘homepage’. Thanks to this it is easy to download and configure widgets, as well as activate them with a simple swipe of the finger on a smartphone or tablet.
9. It has a massive boot
The Kadjar provides ample boot space and comes standard with a generous load bay of 370 litres as well as a full tyre spare.
10. There are more than a few optional extras available
When purchasing a new Renault Kadjar you can opt for large 19″ wheel, a panoramic sunroof, leather seats and a self-park system.
Want to know more about the Kadjar? Then please visit our 2016 Renault Kadjar Page on this website!