2020 Renault Kadjar: New Engine, Interior & Price
The renewed aka 2020 Renault Kadjar confirms welcoming. The new petrol 1.3 drives well and does not make too much noise. High load threshold. Here is Renault Kadjar 1.3 TCe 160 HP Sport Edition2 EDC.
The main news of the update of the SUV Renault Kadjar (model born in 2015) is in the engines. Here come the four-cylinder 1.3 petrol turbo 140 and 159 hp (made together with Nissan and Mercedes), which replace the 1.2, and the revised version of the well-known 1.5 diesel: it has 114 hp, four more than before. These units can already be ordered and in May 2019 will be added the debutant 1.7 diesel 150 Horsepower (also for the four-wheel-drive models), which replaces the 1.6. The façade of the bodywork is more of a façade: it includes wider bumpers (the length of the car grows from 445 to 449 cm), enriched with chrome and led fog lamps, different rims (from 17 “to 19”) and a mask slightly revised.
2020 Renault Kadjar Specifications
|Displacement cm 3||1332|
|N or cylinders and arrangement||4 online|
|Maximum power kW (CV) / revolutions||117 (159) / 5500 revolutions|
|Max torque Nm / rev||270/1800|
|Emission of CO 2 grams/km||139|
|Distribution||4 valves per cylinder|
|N or gear ratios||7 (double frizz rotation) + reverse|
|Front brakes||self-ventilated discs|
|The declared performances|
|Maximum speed (km / h)||210|
|Acceleration 0-100 km / h (s)||9.3|
|Average consumption (km / l)||17.9|
|How large is it|
|Length / width / height cm||449/184/161|
|Weight in running order kg||1415|
|Trunk capacity liters||472/1478|
|Tires (standard)||225/45 R19|
2020 Renault Kadjar Price
The prices of the Renault Kadjarstart at € 21,350 and there are four productions: Life, Business, Sport Edition, and Sport Edition2. For all, there are six airbags, lift control, cruise control, radio, Bluetooth, USB sockets and (except for the Life base) alloy wheels, dual-zone “climate”, fog lights, a navigation system, split rear seat.
The Sport Edition2 also has the full led headlights and the camera for the recognition of traffic signs. The automatic emergency braking, the blind spot sensors and the warning of involuntary lane overrun are in the Techno Sport and Techno Sport2 packages (from 500 euro).
2020 Renault Kadjar Interior & Equipment
On board the 2020 Renault Kadjar the interventions concern ergonomics and finishes. Different materials cover the dashboard and the interior can be embellished with elements in satin aluminum and Alcantara upholstery. In addition, the seats of the front seats are extendable for greater leg support.
Door window controls and climate keys also change: the three large knobs (one more than before) incorporate mini screens that indicate the set temperature and the direction of the air flows. Also revamped the 7 “display of the multimedia system that, in addition to integrating the virtual commands of the browser and various services, allows you to replicate some smartphone apps (through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto).
Too bad that they remain uncomfortable to reach the keys of the cruise control: back in the central tunnel, they force you to look away from the road. Another improvement concerns the system of recognition of road signs through the front camera: its operation should be more precise. The boot is confirmed large and well exploitable: with the backrest of the front seat reclined, you get a load plan over 250 cm long. The load threshold is a little too high, 76 cm from the ground.
Test Drive & Fuel Economy
In the test, we drove the 2020 Renault Kadjar 1.3 TCe Sport Edition 2 in the most powerful version: the 159 Horsepower version. The four-cylinder turbo petrol has its best qualities in response to low-speed response, limited noise, and limited vibration. And we thought it was successful with the seven-speed EDC dual-clutch Automatic gearbox: it guarantees sweets and pretty quick shifting. The steering is quite precise but, despite the brio of 1.3, in the curvy routes the car does not tempt you to run: the yielding suspensions make the car tilt sideways (without jeopardizing, however, the good road holding). Poor rear visibility: better to rely on the rearview camera (standard).
At the end of the test (on a mixed route, mostly on country roads, but with several stretches on dirt roads and rough trails) we approached an average distance of 13.0 km/l, onboard computer (the approved one is 17.9 km / l). If you need to often tackle poor grip roads, it is better to add the Extended Grip traction control system: brake the sliding wheel, transferring the torque to the one with more grip.