Revised crossover gains new infotainment and engine option, along with a mildly tweaked exterior.
The revised Renault Kadjar was revealed overnight ahead of its expected in-the-flesh debut at the Paris motor show in early October.
Up front, the Kadjar features a wider grille, revised headlights and new fog lights incorporating LED technology. At the back, LEDs are the order of the day for the reversing, indicator and fog lights.
At both ends, the Kadjar has redesigned bumpers with a greater percentage of body colour and more liberal chrome usage.
There are three new colours to choose from, as well as new designs for the 17- and 19-inch alloy wheels, and a shark fin antenna for high-end models.
Inside the cabin, top-spec models gain a new 7.0-inch capacitive touchscreen for the R-Link 2 infotainment system, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.
Other changes include a new climate control system, added satin chrome finishes, redesigned door panels with new backlit window switches, new seats, and improved cup holder capacity.
Under the bonnet, the Kadjar is now available with a 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine developed with Mercedes-Benz. The motor is available with either 103kW or 118kW of power, and can be paired with manual or dual-clutch transmissions.
Both diesel options gain extra power, with the 1.5-litre now rated at 84kW/260Nm, and the 1.8-litre unit boasting 110kW/340Nm. Both are initially available only with a manual transmission, although a dual-clutch version of the 1.5-litre is planned.
Depending on the powertrain, the Kadjar is available in either front- or all-wheel drive formats.
It’s not known whether the updated Kadjar will be sold Down Under, but Renault Australia told CarAdvice earlier this year that it is interested in the car. Money will likely be the hold up – sourcing the car from Europe isn’t cheap, and it would need to slot in below the Koleos to make sense Down Under.
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