Renault reveals Kadjar facelift ahead of Paris Motor Show PHOTO GALLERY

Newsroom 12/09/2018 | 11:32

French carmaker Renault has revealed the new Kadjar, an updated version of the Qashqai rival, ahead of its debut at next month’s Paris Motor Show.

The new crossover features a handful of minor design and ergonomic changes, a small bump in tech and a revised engine line-up including a new petrol unit.

Since launch in 2015, more than 450,000 Kadjars have been sold on the global market.

The Kadjar’s subtle redesign is most evident at the front. As with most facelifts these days, new headlamps with new LED lighting signatures appear, while the fog lights are now rectangular, housed in a revised front bumper.

New LED indicators, reversing lights and foglamps are introduced at the rear of the car, and a new selection of alloy wheels will be offered.

Inside there’s a new 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, which Renault says is brighter and more responsive than before.

The interior rethink majors on improved ergonomics. Renault says the climate control, air vent surrounds, plus the electric window and mirror controls have all been redesigned to be nicer to touch or easier to use.

The seats have also been altered, and Renault says they are now more comfortable.

The Kadjar now comes with Renault’s latest 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, available in two states of tune: 138 bhp and 158 bhp.

According to Renault, the 1.5-litre and 1.7-litre diesel options are now cleaner, and both produce more power than before.

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