Renault Kadjar gets new more powerful petrol engine

Written by Ellie

The Renault Kadjar has been a massive success for the French car maker and the Qashqai-related SUV has just received a boost with the addition of a new engine and other features.

With 162bhp, the new TCe 165 petrol engine is the most powerful unit in the Kadjar range, and mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, it can complete the benchmark 0-60mph sprint in 9.2 seconds, before going on to a top speed of 127mph.

Despite its power advantage over the 128bhp TCe 130, it is just almost as efficient with CO2 emissions of 134g/km and a combined fuel consumption of 47.1mpg.

This new engine is only available in the mid-tier Dynamique Nav trim level and upwards, with prices starting from £22,915.

Another change within the Kadjar lineup is the addition of the dCi130 Auto X-Tronic. Renault says this new variant offers buyers greater choice and a smoother journey for all occupants.

This powertrain pairs Renault’s CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) to its popular 1.6-litre diesel engine.

Again, running costs are impressive with 58.9mpg combined and 123g/km CO2 emissions. Prices start from £26,015 in the Dynamique Nav trim.

Both of these new measures mean that the Kadjar is now available in four engines and three transmissions across five trim levels.

A new hands-free keycard has also been introduced, which grants owners access to their Kadjar without even getting their keys out of their pockets or bag. When walking away from the Kadjar, the daytime running lights will turn off, the door mirrors will close and the car will lock, again automatically.

Starting prices for the Kadjar ring in at £19,785 on the road.

Molly Benton, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “The Kadjar proved that the smaller Captur was no fluke and cemented Renault’s status as a credible name in the crossover SUV market.

“By gifting the Kadjar with its most powerful engine yet, Renault has made the SUV even harder to ignore.”

Posted on 17th September 2017

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