The latest 2018 Renault Kadjar is affordable, stylish and very easy to drive. It is also a vehicle that efficiently encompasses everything that makes family crossovers so popular these days. Given that the Kadjar is a product of Renault’s cooperation with Nissan, it is no wonder it shares the majority of its features with the immensely popular Qashqai.
However, as opposed to the Nissan’s offering, the Renault is undoubtedly more practical and attractive. Aside from the Qashqai, the Kadjar will also have to compete with the Skoda Yeti and the Seat Ateca for small crossover SUV supremacy.
2018 Renault Kadjar – Attractive Style
The 2018 Renault Kadjar is, without a doubt, among the best looking and most attractive models in the crossover segment. It is obvious that the French engineers wanted to outdo their colleagues from Nissan and come up with something that will outshine even the cute Qashqai.
Thanks to its sleek LED headlights, curved shoulders, and chrome trims, the Kadjar will look both sporty and practical at the same time. Overall, we can see a fairly curvaceous bodywork, which is enhanced with panel creases and flowing lines. In the back, the SUV sports a modern design theme, which is complemented by a nice rear bumper and distinctive tail lamps. On the sides, the look is dominated by 19-inch diamond cut wheels, which give the Kadjar a touch of aggressiveness as well.
Interior and Equipment
Inside, the 2018 Renault Kadjar looks pretty much like its cousin from Nissan. Therefore, the customers should not expect some futuristic looks or opulent luxury. Instead of that, the Kadjar features a rather traditional SUV-like, subtle cabin. The majority of the cabin is covered with durable plastics and faux leather.
Its entire layout is generally highly convenient and ergonomic, with a smartly designed and placed center console and simple controls. The switchgear is very well thought out, usable, and fairly broad. Overall, the build quality is fairly decent and obviously focused on longevity and practicality.
As far as the tech options are concerned, the 2018 Renault Kadjar offers a little bit of everything. There is the R-Link infotainment system, with a 7-inch touchscreen display, a 7-speaker BOSE sound system, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and so on.
Engine Options, Specs and Performance
Under the hood, the 2018 Renault Kadjar sports 3 different engine variants. The base variant is a 1.2-liter turbo gasoline engine, which produces 128 horsepower. With it, the Renault crossover reaches a top speed of 119 mph and goes from 0 to 62 mph in around 10 seconds.
The next in line is a 1.5-liter diesel engine with 109 horsepower. This one propels the vehicle from 0 to 62 mph in 11.7 seconds. And finally, there is a 1.6-liter diesel variant, which outputs 165 horsepower. All three of the engines come paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Release Date and Price of the 2018 Renault Kadjar
The latest crossover from Renault is just around the corner, with its release slated for late 2017. Those interested in the 1.2 gasoline variant should expect a price of no less than $22.000. On the other hand, diesel models will probably reach a price of around $25.000.