2020 Renault Kadjar: Changes, New Engine, Release Date

The upcoming 2020 Renault Kadjar will receive mid-cycle improvements. We didn’t expect significant changes so it comes as no surprise. French automaker will provide just enough refreshments to keep Kadjar a competitive model in a compact crossover segment. Renault-Nissan Alliance is doing some great things recently. Kadjar is a crossover based on the Nissan Qashqai model.

However, Renault made Kadjar a unique model that looks stylish and attractive. The platform will remain and exterior will get a couple of styling cues similar to the Captur model. The interior comes with a modern design and great comfort. Some speculations are suggesting a new engine under the Kadjar’s hood.

2020 Renault Kadjar exterior

Exterior Changes

The all-new compact crossover will get slight updates, mostly visual. The 2020 Renault Kadjar will look the same as the current model, which means the shape will stay intact. However, new Kadjar will look more attractive. It already looks elegant and stylish. The 2020 model will borrow some styling cues from the Qashqai and Captur models.

Up front, the grille is slightly revised and the headlights will be additionally modernized. That also includes the C-shaped LED daytime running lights. Overall, crossover looks sharper and the side profile will offer more chrome inserts. The rear end will now host wider taillights.

2020 Renault Kadjar S Edition

Interior Features

The forthcoming 2020 Renault Kadjar is one comfortable compact crossover. Surprisingly, despite its smaller dimensions, interior room is generous. The layout is the same and the comfort is guaranteed. The R-Link2 infotainment system is getting an update and 7-inch touchscreen remains standard. Optionally, Kadjar is offering a larger unit that is standard on the upper trim levels.

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, and Bluetooth are standard as well. Whatsoever, the cabin remains practical and the interior is driver-oriented. Leather seats are standard only on the range-topping trim level that offers a high level of luxury. The 2020 Kadjar will most likely get more safety systems, but most of them will be optional.

2020 Renault Kadjar interior

New Turbocharged Engine and Possible Hybrid Drivetrain

Latest reports are suggesting a new engine under the Kadjar’s hood. A 1.3-liter turbocharged unit is producing up to 170 horsepower. The same unit can be found under the current Mercedes A-Class bonnet. However, this is still a rumor, but if it happens, it will be a significant upgrade. Whatsoever, the 2020 Renault Kadjar will surely keep its existing engine lineup. A 1.5-liter dCi remains standard engine choice that generates 110 hp.

Optionally, a 1.6-liter dCi provides 160 horsepower. The all-wheel-drive system is optional and both units are available with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Another interesting rumor is a mild-hybrid system. More reliable reports are saying the 2021 model will get a hybrid drivetrain. This variant will most likely pair the standard engine with a pair of electric motors and battery pack.

2020 Renault Kadjar Price and Release Date

Brand-new 2020 Renault Kadjar will cost around $25,000. The compact crossover will offer numerous optional equipment and optional packages. Upper trims are priced at over $30,000.

The 2020 Kadjar will hit the dealerships in Europe in the second half of 2019. This crossover will arrive in the United States at the beginning of the next year.

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