Renault Kadjar

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Renault Kadjar
2016 Renault Kadjar Dynamique NAV DCi 1.5 Front.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Renault
Production 2015–present
Assembly Palencia, Spain (Renault Spain)
Wuhan, China (Dongfeng Renault)
Body and chassis
Class Compact crossover SUV (J)
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive with an optional Extended Grip system or four-wheel-drive
Platform Renault CMF platform (CMF-CD)
Related Nissan Qashqai
Powertrain
Engine 1.2L TCe 130 Petrol
1.6L TCe 160 Petrol
1.5L dCi 110 Diesel
1.6L dCi 130 Diesel
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,647 mm (104.2 in)
Length 4,450 mm (175.2 in)
Width 1,840 mm (72.4 in)
Height 1,600 mm (63.0 in)

The Renault Kadjar is a compact SUV (J) from French car manufacturer Renault, offered with a choice of two wheel drive with an Extended Grip system or full four wheel drive.[1] The Renault Kadjar was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show[2] with sales starting in April 2015 in Europe[3] and in 2016 in China.

Overview[edit]

The Kadjar shares the same Renault–Nissan Common Module Family platform as the Nissan Qashqai, which will allow for front and four wheel drive.[2] It is offered with the latest version of Renault's R-Link 2 infotainment system (voice control, navigation, Bluetooth and radio), engine stop start, emergency brake assist, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition with speed limit alerts, 360 degree sensors, reversing camera, and a hands free parking system.[4]

Renault Kadjar Dynamique

The Renault Kadjar has been awarded as the best in class residual value of resale by the CAP Automotive Experts.[5]

The 108 bhp 1.5 litre diesel is the most economical model offered, with CO2 emissions of 99g/km and fuel economy of 74.3mpg. Final performance figures are not yet confirmed, but offers much the same levels as the Qashqai, with 0–62 mph coming in 11.9sec.

The 128 bhp 1.6 litre diesel makes it from 0–62 mph in 9.9sec, emit 115g/km and average 64mpg. Performance and economy figures are said to be largely similar for both automatic and manual versions. The 4WD version has slightly higher emissions. A 128 bhp 1.2 TCe petrol model is also offered.

Renault claims the Kadjar name is based on two words: Kad is inspired by quad to represent a go anywhere four wheeled vehicle, and Jar recalls the French words agile and jaillir respectively representing agility and suddenly emerging from somewhere.[6] Renault published a more elaborate explanation of the name Kadjar in the blog section of their corporate web site.[7]

However, its relation to Qashqai points to its relation to the Qajars or in French Kadjars. Since Nasser ed-Din Shah the Qajar shahs of Persia wrote their name in western script in the French way: Kadjar. This relation has been noted in several professional and social media in prevalently neutral but in few cases a bit enthusiastic manner. There were also rare bursts of politically based outrage.[8][9]

According to two Iranian sources,[10][11] Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar King of Iran (1853–1907), acquired two Renault cars in Belgium in 1900 while on his trip in Europe, and had them delivered to Iran. These were to be the first automobiles in Iran.

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines[12]
Model Year(s) Displacement Fuel Type Power Torque 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) CO2 Emissions
TCe 130 2015– 1,199 cc (73.2 cu in) Petrol 131 PS (96 kW; 129 bhp) 205 N⋅m (151 ft⋅lbf) 10.1 s 126 g/km
TCe 160 2017– 1,618 cc (98.7 cu in) Petrol 163 PS (120 kW; 161 bhp) 240 N⋅m (177 ft⋅lbf) 9.2 s 134 g/km
Diesel engines[12]
Model Year(s) Displacement Fuel Type Power Torque 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) CO2 Emissions
dCi 110 2015– 1,461 cc (89.2 cu in) Diesel 110 PS (81 kW; 108 bhp) 260 N⋅m (192 ft⋅lbf) 11.9 s 99 g/km
dCi 110 EDC 2015– 1,461 cc (89.2 cu in) Diesel 110 PS (81 kW; 108 bhp) 250 N⋅m (184 ft⋅lbf) 11.7 s 99 g/km
dCi 130 2015– 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) Diesel 131 PS (96 kW; 129 bhp) 320 N⋅m (236 ft⋅lbf) 9.9 s 113 g/km
dCi 130 4x4 2015– 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) Diesel 131 PS (96 kW; 129 bhp) 320 N⋅m (236 ft⋅lbf) 10.5 s 126 g/km

Emissions compliance[edit]

Prompted by the Volkswagen emissions scandal, the German motor authority found many cars not complying with the intention of the emission laws. The Kadjar was measured to have a NOx emission level of 1.5 g/km, almost 20 times the Euro 6 limit of 80 mg/km.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Renault Kadjar SUV – full details and exclusive studio pictures". autocar.co.uk. AutoCar. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Renault Kadjar SUV drops into Geneva 2015: full specs and video". autoexpress.co.uk. Auto Express. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kadjar crossover is key to Renault's growth, Ghosn says". autonews.com. Automotive news. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-06. 
  4. ^ http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2015-renault-kadjar-suv-pricing-and-sale-dates
  5. ^ "BEST IN CLASS FOR RESIDUAL VALUES (CAP AUTOMOTIVE) Average residual value (36 months/60,000 miles)". This is money. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Renault Kadjar SUV – full details and exclusive studio pictures". autocar.co.uk. AutoCar. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Kadjar: What's in a Name". groupe.renault.com. Groupe Renault. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Kadjar : Renault fait de la diplomatie en Iran". lapresse.ca. La Presse. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Iran : Renault Kadjar, du nom d'une dynastie qui fut le daesh chiite !". iran-resist.org. Iran-Resist. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Historical Development of Metro System". atlas.tehran.ir. Atlas of Tehran Metropolis. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Historical Vehicle Registration Certificate Launched in Iran". en.taci.ir. Touring & Automobile Club of Iran. January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Renault Kadjar – Technical specifications, size dimensions, fuel economy". ultimatespecs.com. 
  13. ^ http://www.bmvi.de/SharedDocs/DE/Anlage/VerkehrUndMobilitaet/Strasse/bericht-untersuchungskommission-volkswagen.pdf?__blob=publicationFile

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