Renault has finally entered the crossover C section of the market with it's new Kadjar. Already in the B section with it's Captur, Renault hopes to capitalise on this extememly popular section. Seen as a rival to Nissan's Qashqai, the Kadjar aims to offer similar spec and quality, but at a better price.
Available in 4 models - the Expression +, Dynamique Nav, Dynamique S Nav and Signature Nav. The enrty Expression + starts at €24,990 and includes Cruise Control, LED Daytime Running Lights and Tyre Pressure Sensors. Next up the Dynamique Nav at €28,290, has Roof Rails, 7" touch screen with R-Link 2 Live multimedia system including satellite navigation and body side moulding with chrome insert.The Dynamique S Nav at €29,290 includes Automatic dual zone climate control and automatic headlights and wipers. And finally the top of the line Signature Nav at €30,790, inlcudes Lane Departure Warning and Bose 7 speaker system with DAB radio.
Reports that the ride is soft and well damped, will come in useful for country roads and rural living. There are 3 differnet engine choices and also a 4x4 option. Competition is very strong in this segment. The Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Yeti, Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson all offer a strong alternative, but the Kadjar competes well and should be considered if buying in this segment..