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Old 27th January 2015, 11:54   #1
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Default Renault's new crossover to be named the "Kadjar"

Renault has confirmed that their new C-segment crossover will be named the Kadjar. Renault says the name is an amalgamation of the crossover's ability to go anywhere and its agility. The French car maker will be actively promoting the Kadjar via its social media platforms. According to the official statement, new photos and videos will be posted daily before the wraps come off the Renault Kadjar completely on 2nd February, 2015.

Going by glimpses of the campaign seen so far, the Kadjar will be promoted as a lifestyle oriented product, much like other SUVs/crossovers. The Kadjar will be placed above the Renault Captur in the brand's product hierarchy. The crossover will be based on the CMF platform co-developed with Nissan, which also underpins the Nissan Qashqai. While the official reveal will take place on 2nd February, the public debut is scheduled to take place in March 2015 at the Geneva motor show.

Given that the Kadjar will be priced in the Rs 19 Lakh+ price range, it is unlikely that the crossover will be launched in India anytime soon.

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Old 27th January 2015, 14:54   #2
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It seems to the Renault version of the Nissan Qashqai. And it looks like the French version will be more premium, have better go-anywhere ability and an even more complicated name. Here's their explanation.

  • ‘The name Kadjar is built around Kad and Jar,’
  • ‘Kad is inspired by "quad" – representing a go-anywhere four-wheeled vehicle.
  • Jar recalls the French words "agile" and "jaillir," representing agility and suddenly emerging from somewhere.
  • ‘The sound and spelling of the name have an exotic feel which suggests adventure and discovering new horizons.
  • The initial letter ‘K’ is indicative of the model’s robustness.
  • Kadjar fits seamlessly with Renault’s existing B-segment crossover – Captur.


I think the last time I had to think so much about something that should have been seemingly simple in the first place - was at a Christopher Nolan movie.
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The wraps are off! Well, it will be interesting to see if this would be launched in the Indian market. Duster/Terrano twins are almost close to XUV on pricing, I wonder how they would position the Kadjar, which is more of a Qashqai sibling. Does this mean price correction and movement down the value chain for the Duster? Link to the NDTV article below -

http://auto.ndtv.com/news/renault-re...jar-suv-736603

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I regularly go to Wolfsburg to test drive new Volkswagen cars. When I was back from an off road test drive of the Volkswagen Touareg what caught my attention was something not Volkswagen! Yes. It was a bright orange Renault Kadjar.

This Crossover was a test drive vehicle parked bang opposite to the Volkswagen head quarters at Wolfsburg and was sharing space with many other German cars.

Initial impressions were really good.

This car has presence and how. It compares well in size to the Mercedes Benz GLK and is bigger than the Audi Q3 parked next to it.

With plenty of French flair and cheekiness, it stood out from the crowd. It was not only me, but an owner of the all new Audi Q7 got out of his SUV and we both exchanged pleasantries about this interesting new car. We both took multiple pictures of the car and in his own words, at least in looks, the Kadjar was better than his beloved new Q7. I'll let the pictures do the talking now.

Some of the Pros and cons that I can quickly point out from the initial impressions are mentioned below.

Pros:
1. Smart and refreshing looks.
2. Plenty of features.
3. Good road presence.

Cons:
1. Inconsistent panel gaps.
2. Some of the plastic panels like the one below the rear bumper looked a bit cheap.

The car also had LED Pure Vision headlamps and was on 19 inch wheels.

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It compares well in size to the Mercedes Benz GLK and is bigger than the Audi Q3 parked next to it.
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but an owner of the all new Audi Q7 got out of his SUV ..... and in his own words, at least in looks, the Kadjar was better than his beloved new Q7.
Seriously?

I know looks are subjective and all that, but comparing a Qashqai-based vehicle to one that is 2 segments and a few price points above?

Exactly what were you testing?
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Seriously?

I know looks are subjective and all that, but comparing a Qashqai-based vehicle to one that is 2 segments and a few price points above?

Exactly what were you testing?
Please read what I typed before jumping the gun. The comparison was based purely on size.

I was testing the Touareg. I just happened to take some pictures of the kadjar up close.

Have a nice day

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It looks quirky for sure, but based on looks I would prefer the Qashqai any day. It looks much more aggressive than the Kadjar and has great road presence.
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