Renault Kadjar 2018 : our impressions to the edge of the Kadjar restyled

Marketed beginning in 2019, the Renault Kadjar restyled has not yet announced its rates.

The Renault Kadjar restyled constitutes the main novelty of the Renault stand at the Mondial de Paris 2018. This is the occasion to detail the interior of the car, and find the data sheets for its new engines 1.3 TCe, 1.5 Blue inns and 1.7 Blue inns available in early 2019.

No Twingo restyled, no Mégane RS Trophy, a trio of concept cars self very far removed from the reality automobile current (see Renault EZ-Ultimo) : the Renault stand is struggling to attract the crowds to this edition 2018 in the World of Paris.

READ. The price of the Renault Kadjar restyled

There are, however, presents the restyling of its SUV Kadjar, operated three years after its launch,… at the right time : the Peugeot 3008 and flows three times more units in France each year, and Citroën shows at the same time its new C5 Aircross (launched in January 2019).

Has the favour of the new shields, the Kadjar restyled peak at 4.49 m long that is 4 cm more than previously.

“You changed your glasses ?” one could ask the Kadjar restyled, which do not operate heavy surgery aesthetic but also refreshes several details to stay dapper : enlarged grille, light signature reinforced, front and rear bumpers energized, not to mention the new design alloy wheels, here presented in 18-inch and 19-inch (read our detailed article on the stylistic changes). An evolution discreet but effective, which also concerns the interior.

 

On board the Renault Kadjar restyled Under the center console modernized (new orders, breakdowns, entourage screen reviewed), the Kadjar hosts a charger of smartphone by induction.

Contrary to what some claimed, the Kadjar 2019 does not adopt the central screen touch vertical 8.7 inch present in many other Renault (Mégane, Scénic, Talisman, Koleos, Espace). His faithfulness to the display horizontal 7 inches, however, is “camouflaged” by the arrival of an entourage matt black flush, which occupies the entire width of the center console and makes it visually larger.

On its left side come from new capacitive touch display that replace the old physical buttons : they allow a direct access to the main menu, to aid in the conduct and the volume of the audio system, but we preferred the “good old” wheel, that the – and + buttons less intuitive to modulate the sound by rolling.

“Some commands are borrowed from the Dacia Duster“

Also, the Kadjar has taken care to remove the commands that linked her to her cousin Qashqai. Under the screen, the commands and the display of ventilation Nissan leave room for pretty knobs to built-in screen, reminiscent of the productions Audi and yet borrowed… the Dacia Duster. Same operation for the commands window, in which the platinum back-lit is no longer after the Nissan Qashqai.

The front seats are unpublished : new foams, length adjustable seat and flanges more rigid to improve comfort and support.

In use, the users will be rather sensitive to improvements in terms of comfort : the front seats are evolving (new foams, length adjustable seat, seams reinforced side), centre armrest becomes sliding, while the rear passengers now enjoy of nozzles of ventilation and two USB sockets.

 

The engines of the Renault Kadjar 2018

The Kadjar renews its engines, with the arrival of a new 1.7 BluedCi 150 to replace the 1.6 dCi 130 hp (always declined in two versions, 4×2 and 4×4). A few weeks before its restyling, remember that the SUV Renault had welcomed the recent 1.3 Tec 140 and 160 in petrol (in manual transmissions or EDC), and the 1.5 BluedCi 115 in diesel.

Find all the technical specifications of the Renault Kadjar restyled below :

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