For many years the Nissan Qashqai (pictured above) has ruled the roost as far as the crossover segment is concerned, but Renault is planning to change all that with its new SUV the Kadjar.

Renault’s greatest advantage in the crossover market is its alliance with Nissan, as the Kadjar will also use the Qashqai’s underpinnings. It is also expected to be available with petrol and diesel engines from the popular Qashqai range. Most other details – including the styling – regarding the new model are still unknown, though both front and four-wheel-drive models are likely to be offered.

Set to arrive in showrooms later this year, the Kadjar will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Renault has explained the name, which means very little to anyone, is derived from the word ‘quad’, representing the cars all-wheel drive capabilities, and the French word ‘jaillir’, which means to spring from and represents agility.

The Kadjar will sit above the smaller Captur in Renault’s model range. Although no official photos have been released yet, it's expected to look similar to the smaller car with influences from Renault concepts, the Dezir and Kwid.

Renault will be ramping up the hype machine surrounding its new model, by unveiling teaser shots and videos in the run up to the Geneva motor show. You can follow the new on Renault's social media pages.

Alternatively, you can search for a used Nissan Qashqai here.

Chris Lloyd


January 26, 2015

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