French automaker giant Renault is about to release a facelift model in its Kadjar SUV series in the form of 2017 Renault Kadjar. Read this guide with must-know specifications, price and release date before going to the dealers.
Renault is yet to make it official
No official report from the French company is available regarding release dates or price of 2017 Renault Kadjar. Based on previous models of the same genre and with Renault’s reputation for economical cars, the price of this SUV can be expected to range in between $24,000 and $38,000.
As for the release date, Kadjar can appear in market by mid-2017.
2017 Renault Kadjar Engine and Gas Mileage
Renault will provide both petrol and diesel engine forms in 2017 Renault Kadjar.
The diesel engine is likely to appear in two versions. The lower end model will be equipped with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine with an EPA of 75 mpg and deliver 110 HP while higher trim will have a 1.6L four cylinders, 130HP engine. Fuel consumption is set at 64 mpg.
The petrol range will come with a 1.2L four cylinder engine with a power capacity of 115HP. Torque capacity is set to 140 lb-ft. Both versions will be mated with a 6-speed manually operated transmission system and an automatic CVT transmission to provide both front-wheel and all-wheel drive features.
Rumour has it that a gasoline version will also be marketed. If it’s true, then the car is expected to deliver up to 129HP power and 151 lb-ft torque.
2017 Renault Kadjar will receive a classic SUV look
Made in collaboration with Nissan, the 2017 Kadjar will look similar to any other SUV rolled out from this company. Apart from high ground clearance and enhanced wheelbase, expect the following add-ons:
- A sunroof is added to the vehicle making it look sporty.
- The car will come in Flame Red exterior colour, but other options will be available.
- Air diffusers installed are bigger thereby enhancing aerodynamic properties.
- The LED headlights will receive a slight modification in design.
As for its interiors, the dashboard will house a digital 7-inch touchscreen display with coordinate settings arriving from TomTom maps. Infotainment installation will receive a boost with the new R-Link 2 technology. The luggage compartment is configurable,and front seat can be folded into a table-like structure.
2017 Kadjar will feature a host of safety features
2017 Renault Kadjar is expected to reach a maximum speed of 125 mph with an acceleration time of 9 seconds. In view of this, Renault has equipped the car with safety features like lane-departure alert system, blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control technologies.
A driver exhaustion alert system is installed to keep the driver alert during long drives. To top all these, Kadjar 2017 comes with plate brakes on all its four wheels with electric power control.
Kadjar expects strong rivalry in the market
Strong competition is expected from the 2017 Tiguan after Volkswagen decided to slash its price. It will also go head-to-head with Nissan Qashqai as this car promises similar features in the same price range. What will give 2017 Renault Kadjar an advantage over the other two is Renault’s fuel efficient engines.