2018 Renault Kadjar New Engine, Transmission and Specs

Cooperation between Renault and Nissan is resulting with growing interest for French crossovers. After stepping in into this segment, fans were skeptic about it. However, with every new model, the company is growing and establishing itself in this class. With announcements of new Nissan Qashqai, we are sure that 2018 Renault Kadjar will appear soon after it.

It is time for a mid-cycle refresh. Renault has to follow new innovations and introduce them if they want to keep the spot. It is not easy to maintain position in the market or advance in it. So, every mistake costs too much time and money. That is why we will see refresh under the hood, outside, and inside the SUV.

2018 Renault Kadjar front

2018 Renault Kadjar New Engine

Probably the biggest news about 2018 Renault Kadjar is a new drivetrain. The company upgrades all dCi engines. A 1.2-l, 1.5-l, and 1.6-l units will get a sibling in TCe 165 mill, which is a 1.6-l displacement borrowed from Nissan. The output of this version will be around 165 hp and 240 Nm or 180 lb-ft of torque.

New Transmission

Another refreshment comes with the new transmission. It is a logical addition to the new engine. It is a CVT box. Once again, Renaults is not adding its EDC transmission, which is taken as the much better than Nissan’s gearbox. However, the Auto X-Tronic box is going to offer a smoother ride for all occupants in the 2018 Kadjar.

2018 Renault Kadjar side

2018 Renault Kadjar Trim Levels and Interior

The new 2018 Renault Kadjar with the new engine is going to have few trim levels. Buyers will be able to purchase it in Dynamique Nav as an entry level. Upper trims are Dynamique S Nav, Signature Nav, and Signature S Nav. Other upgrades are coming with some additional functions, such as Keycard and Walkaway. The versatility of the SUV is hard to match. Crossover from Renault will offer 4 engines, 3 transmissions, and 4 trim levels. Combining these parts, buyers will be able to make a perfect vehicle to satisfy all their needs.

Renault Kadjar Cabin

Interior of the 2018 Renault Kadjar is pleasant and comfortable. Comparing to its sibling, Nissan Qashqai, it is bigger and more spacious. The difference in the current offer is 42 liters, and it can raise. Also, with 1500 liters of maximum capacity, there is room for towing big items and good. However, with seats set for passengers, it becomes one of the best vehicles for family trips. The new crossover is going to keep the panoramic roof as the optional feature. Renault’s infotainment R-Link 2 system is standard. Nevertheless, there will be new features to help you easily connect your smartphones, either it is Android or Apple software.

2018 Renault Kadjar interior

2018 Renault Kadjar Price and Conclusion

The UK market is where the Kadjar is having the best sale records. There, base units will be available from £20,000. This is equivalent to $26,000. It is going to be the price for the most markets where 2018 Renault Kadjar appears. Nevertheless, with so many options, we can build much more expensive SUV with a lot of additional options and equipment. Finally, such models are going to cost over £30,000.

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