Renault Kadjar 1.5T dCi Bose Edition Review
Cajoling Kadjar

Story and Photos by Alvan Sio
21 Mar 2016
 

Introduction

What on earth is a Kadjar?

It’s another funky name is what it is.

With distinctive rounded styling where so many have gone angular and a front nose that’ll rival the 19th century upper classes the new mid-sized SUV from the French marque is supposed to steal your heart away from things like the Vezel and Qashqai. It’s name too.

Oh did I mention Qashqai?

Because the Kadjar is built off the same platform as the hugely successful Qashqai which means it should be promising.

But to surpass Nissan, Renault has decided that big is better and basically gave the Kadjar some car growth hormone during the design process.

Bear in mind this is no real offroader; it comes front driven and powered by a fairly small engine but that’s no biggie because here people like to call them crossovers and never have any plans to get off the beaten track.

So will it answer the needs of someone who wants an imposing car to feel good about paying the government too much in taxes while still ferrying everyone from his grandma to his newborn baby and all their assorted barang barang without any fuss?


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Engine

Engine Capacity 1461cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Power 110bhp @ 4000rpm
Torque 250Nm @ 1750rpm
Power to Weight 77.4 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 11.7s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 181 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 25.6 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed Auto
Drive Type FF
Steering Hydraulic

Measurements

Body Type SUV
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4449 x 1836 x 1613) mm
Wheelbase 2646 mm
Turning Circle 10.7 metres
Kerb Weight 1421 kg
Boot Capacity 472 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs