Renault Kadjar

Renault Kadjar Motability Car sideThe Renault Kadjar is a sister car to the Nissan Qashqai, being born out of the long running Renault – Nissan Alliance. Despite using parts and sharing engines with the Qashqai, the Kadjar is slightly longer and has a bigger boot as a result – up from 430 litres in the Nissan to 472 litres. Passenger space remains the same with room for four six-foot adults. As with the Qashqai, the Renault is easy to drive thanks to its tall ride height giving the driver an excellent view of the road ahead. Body lean in corners is comparable to that of a normal hatchback and the ride is comfortable. The Kadjar makes for an excellent buy, the Advance Payments are more competitive than the Qashqai presently, the car is brimming with equipment and you have the advantage of a larger boot as well as a little exclusivity.

 

Renault Kadjar motability car interiorTo Mobility customers the Renault Kadjar comes in four very well equipped trim levels: Dynamique has a built in Sat-Nav paired to the 7″ touchscreen media system incorporating Bluetooth connectivity and a DAB radio, 17″ alloy wheels, cruise control, privacy glass, auto headlights and wipers, keyless entry and climate control. The Dynamique S adds parking sensors, oversized 19” alloy wheels, part-leather interior and a useful flexible boot floor. The Signature Nav trim boasts LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof and powerful Bose sound system. Safety has not been overlooked by Renault as all Mobility cars are fitted with a lane departure warning system, traffic sign recognition, and headlights that dip automatically when they sense other traffic, the Signature S adds heated leather seats in the front, with the driver’s seat being electrically adjustable. A hands-free parking system is fitted, as well as bind spot warning technology, a parking camera and parking sensors. 

 

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The petrol engine for the Kadjar has been updated, the new 1.3 litre petrol (manual gearbox only on Scheme) which offers either 138bhp or 158bhp, both return a claimed economy of 47.9 miles per gallon and can reach 62 mph in 9.4 seconds, the 158 version increases the torque from 240Nm to 260 offering more grunt and potentially less gear changes.  The other option is the tried and tested 1.5 diesel which has been retuned to add 5 more horses, now 113, offering a 0-62 time of 11.7 and economy of 65.7 miles per gallon from a six speed manual or 6 speed dual clutch automatic. Please note that the figures are based on 17″ wheels, if you opt for 19″ wheels expect to see a reduction in mpg of 2-3 mpg. The Diesel engine Kadjar starts at £1795 this quarter.

Autumn Best Buy – Renault Kadjar 1.3 Petrol 138 bhp Dynamique Nav Manual  –  £95 Advance Payment (£61.70 wpms) or £245 (£62.69 wpms) with 158 bhp