Renault launched their Kadjar crossover in April this year.  Combining the best of both worlds, the Kadjar crossover combines the best of three worlds – SUV, hatch and sportswagon.

Now only a few months later, the Kadjar range has been expanded to include new models featuring Renault-developed EDC transmissions as well as globally acclaimed and proven 1.5 dCi 81kW Turbo diesel engines.

New to the lineup are the: 1.5 (81kW) Turbo dCi 6-speed Manual, 1.5 (81kW) Turbo dCi EDC 6-speed Auto and the 1.2 (96kW) Turbo petrol EDC 7-speed Auto (already available in manual).

The EDC gearbox delivers the driving comfort of an automatic in tandem with the responsiveness and versatility of a manual gearbox.

The result is an excellent, fuel-efficient drive (reductions of up to 17% in fuel consumption and up to 30g/km in CO² emissions) together with seamless, smooth gear changes. Substantial reductions in engine noise have also improved levels of acoustic comfort.

Reliable and robust, the Renault-developed EDC gearbox has a host of advantages. It dispenses with the need for a clutch pedal, while gearshift control is of the ‘P-R-N-D’ type plus an ‘up/down’ shift mode. The ideal gear is selected by an electronic control unit and gearshifts are both automatic and comfortable.

The 1.5 dCi 81kW turbo diesel is the Renault engine most sold worldwide. It is currently available in the Renault Duster, launched here in September 2013, and was recently added to the Renault Captur range.

Developed using technology derived directly from decades-long Renault Formula 1 expertise and substantiated to reduce fuel consumption and CO² emissions by an incredible 35%, the 1.5 dCi 81kW turbo diesel engine is the power behind both the new Renault Kadjar Dynamique 4×2 6-speed manual and Dynamique 4×2 EDC 6-speed auto models.

The new 1.2 (96kW) Turbo petrol Kadjar Dynamique 4 x 2 (previously only available in manual), is paired with Renault’s EDC 7-speed Auto transmission which features an oil-bathed concentric multi-disc dual clutch system (wet clutch). This is a proven combination that delivers optimum ride comfort with seamless gear changes, reduced fuel consumption and CO² emissions.

The 1.5 dCi turbo diesel power plant delivers maximum power output of 81Kw with peak torque rating of 260Nm on the manual reached at 1 750 r/min. The EDC auto derivative delivers maximum torque at 250Nm also at 1 750 r/min.

Fuel and eco-friendly, both fuel consumption (4.6 litres/100km in combined cycle NEDC) and CO² emissions (120 g/km) are low. A second-generation Direct Common Rail + multi-injection fuel system, it ensures that only the minimum amount of fuel is injected into the cylinders for optimized fuel consumption.

The new Renault Kadjar 4×2 models start at R394,900.

The entire Renault Kadjarline-up comes standard with a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. The range also comes standard with a 5-year/90 000km service plan. Services take place at 15 000km intervals.


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