2019 Renault Kadjar Facelift Brings Styling And Tech Upgrades

Renault has 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.

There’s no camouflage on the profile, so no changes are expected there.

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 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.

A world premiere is expected to take place at the Paris Motor Show in early October.

Story has been updated with new information and spy photos

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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

  • iea96

    Between all those rivals, I think Kadjar looks the most dated. A facelift would be welcome

    • wintergraan

      I feel like a facelift isn‘t enough. Out of all Renault models the Kadjar is the worst looking. But that‘s just my opinion 🙂

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