After the last-year facelift, we presume that the 2020 Renault Kadjar won’t feature too many changes. The compact crossover from the French manufacturer has been introduced in 2015 and we presume that the current generation will remain in production for a couple of more years.
We can definitely call Renault’s entry into the modern crossover segment successful. The Captur is the most successful in Europe, and the larger Kadjar SUV, based on the brother model Nissan Qashqai, has met expectations as well. Three years after its premiere, Renault boasts more than 450,000 units sold, which are pretty respectable numbers. We have no doubt that the upcoming model will continue with strong sales. This particularly refers to the Old Continent, which is the model’s primary market. We expect to see it sometime late in the year.
2020 Renault Kadjar Design
According to the analysis of this company, the new owners are most attracted to Kadjar with an elegant design. That’s why the French did not want to experiment too much in the previous facelift. The refreshed Kadjar has a new, wider grille with chrome decorations. Its new face is rounded off by LED light groups with new graphics. The complete front bumper has been redesigned, with an interestingly designed chrome fog lamp frame. Unlike the somewhat annoying, circular “fog lights” of its predecessors, the facelifted Kadjar now has rectangular fog lights that are skillfully fitted into an elegant chrome frame. Direction indicators remained in the main light groups, but received LED technology and practically followed the daylight line.
At the back, we can see a new bumper, which has an integrated diffuser. There are also two attractive exhaust system pipes. The LED technology has found its place in the rear light groups as well, with variants in the higher trim levels boasting a shark-shaped antenna. The facelift also includes a new color palette: Oral Green, Iron Blue and Highland Gray, and the new two-wheel rim designs are 17 and 19 inches in diameter.
The interior will also continue in the same way, which includes all the novelties that came with the recent update. This would mean changes to the new center panel, which has received a new seven-inch display of the multimedia system R-ink 2. The display has better graphics and faster response to commands. The refreshed Kadjar also received new air-conditioning controls, and the Electronic Window Control commands finally received illumination, which was not the case with its predecessors. In the new Kadjar, passengers feel more comfortable and “tucked in” because the car has got new door panels and new pantries that can accommodate a 1.5-liter bottle.
The seats are also new, the materials are better and the novelty is the adjustable length of the seat. The central tunnel has also been modified, with larger storage areas, and rear passengers with independent air conditioning controls.
Things under the hood are also about to remain the same. The recent facelift has brought a couple of novelties, including a new 1.3-liter turbo-four petrol engine. It comes in two output variants, with either 140 or 160 horsepower.
Also, there are novelties in terms of diesel engines, which are now more efficient and meet the latest emission standards. Two engines are in the offer. The base one is a familiar 1.5 dCi with around 115 horsepower, while higher trims come with a new 1.7-liter dCi, which delivers about 150 horsepower. All engines come standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox. An optional 7-speed automatic transmission comes with all except the 1.5-liter diesel engine.
2020 Renault Kadjar Release Date and Price
Considering that no bigger changes are about to come for the next year, we presume that the new model will hit the market sometime late in the year. When it comes to the 2020 Renault Kadjar price, base models currently go around 18.500 Euros. We don’t expect bigger deviations in the future.