Facelifted Renault Kadjar To Get Styling And Tech Upgrades

Renault has recently started testing prototypes of their facelifted Kadjar crossover and, judging by the camouflage, the new car should feature fresh front and rear styling.

We expect to see updated front and rear bumpers, a slightly bigger grille and, quite possibly, restyled headlights and taillights. The new front bumper should contribute to the Kadjar looking more aggressive than before thanks to larger air intakes.

If you look close, you’ll notice that the dashboard is covered up, too, which indicates that Renault might revamp the cabin as well, probably with an updated infotainment system featuring a larger display. Meanwhile, more advanced active safety systems should also make the list of improvements over its predecessor.

Unless Renault is planning on updating the engine range as well, the facelifted Kadjar should continue to use the automaker’s TCe petrol and dCi diesel units, mated to either a manual or an X-Tronic CVT automatic gearbox.

The facelifted Kadjar should hit Renault dealerships sometime later this year, and the French automaker hopes that its updates will keep it competitive in the highly contested compact SUV segment against the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai Tucson and Peugeot 3008.

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  • Integrated Luncheonette

    Urgh…. CVT – Satan’s Gearbox

    • Steve Crawford

      The Kadjar does not use a CVT gearbox it uses a Renault Dual Clutch Gearbox EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch). Only it’s cousin the Qashqai uses a CVT gearbox. So this article is wrong about using a CVT.

      • Integrated Luncheonette

        The 1.5dci has EDC but the 1.6dci has BEELZEBUBS SHIFT