Renault is building further on the success of its stylish Captur, and is adding a new trump card the C segment, fitting nicely between the Captur and the Koleos. The name of the new crossover is surely quite original: KADJAR. Just read further...
Hans Knol ten Bensel
The name KADJAR is built around "KAD" , referring to "quad", emphasizing the excellent off road qualities of the new crossover, and "JAR", referring to the French words "agile" and "jaillir". This evokes the overall agility, nimbleness, and fine handling of the new car. The name sounds exotic and evokes adventure. An appeal to discovering new horizons... Of course, the initial letter "K" suggests also robust tautness.
Launched through social media...
Renault is going somewhat different ways at launching the new Kadjar. It uses first and foremost social media, and indeed, the wraps of the new car came gradually off through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and last but not least YouTube.
At the moment of writing, the car is now officially launched, and we can present here some photos of the car, along with further details.
Renault will sell this car throughout Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean basin and last but not least China. Suffice to say that Renault sells 46 pct of its production outside Europe.
The Kadjar breathes the design language of the latest Renault models, and uses also high quality materials. It is still a rather compact car, with total length of 4,45 metres, and a width of 1,84 metres.
The car will be built in the Palencia factory and will use the so-called CMF (Common Module Family) platform in the biggest C/D version. The Renault Nissan Alliance has worked now four years in developing several platforms, the so-called A platform for small, B-platform for medium size and finally the C/D platform.
Renault has brought its expertise into the alliance, in designing and building rear suspensions and transmissions.
The Palencia factory also builds the Megane III, for the majority (58 pct) of its production.
The Kadjar will be offered in two and four wheel drive versions, and will of course host the latest state of the art engine and transmission technology of Renault and the Renault-Nissan alliance. It has not less than 190 mm of ground clearance, and 19 inch wheels, which will guarantee excellent off-road properties.
The car will make its official debut on the Geneva Show, which will start on March 5. Further details will follow soon, we just show you here some photos already...
Hans Knol ten Bensel