The French manufacturer is currently testing its all-new 2019 Renault Kadjar which has received a mid-cycle refresh. First of all, the whole exterior styling has been slightly revised in order to look even better than before. Under the hood, the Kadjar now comes with one engine option more, and some current units will be upgraded for more power and better fuel efficiency. As well, the interior should also be upgraded with the latest technology systems and more safety features.
2019 Renault Kadjar powertrain options
The upcoming 2019 Renault Kadjar will arrive with the familiar petrol and diesel engines but this time it will be upgraded with one new option. After it has been first introduced back in 2015, it has appeared with three engines which will also be available in the 2019 model year. The one is a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine with the output of 130 horses. The next is a 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel unit which is able to develop 110 horsepower. However, this unit will be updated and will provide an increase of 7 horses in power. Finally, the Kadjar is also powered by a 1.6-liter diesel which can make 130 ponies. Last year, the manufacturer has also introduced the new 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol powertrain. This one is rated at 165 hp and the torque of 177 lb-ft.
Furthermore, the 2019 Renault Kadjar will also get the new 1.3-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which was built in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz and it is also used in the A-Class model. This engine will be able to generate between 115 and 160 horsepower and the torque between 162 and 192 pound-feet. So, it will be available in 115 hp, 130 hp, 140 hp, and 160 hp versions.
Redesign of exterior
The Kadjar has been present on the market for more than three years. And the carmaker has decided to give it a mid-cycle refresh. So, the 2019 Renault Kadjar will now feature a revised front grille which will now get additional chrome details. The front bumper will also be updated with fog lights now placed higher. The lower grille will also be redesigned and slightly reshaped. However, the profile of the vehicle will stay the same as in the current model. Moving to the rear end, we will notice new taillights which will now be wider and placed lower. This will directly influence the rear bumper which will also be positioned lower and will be slightly revised. Furthermore, we can expect some new designs for the wheels and more paint finishes.
As for the interior, the carmaker has covered it well, so it is a bit difficult to reveal what we can expect. However, since the dashboard has been fully camouflaged, we assume that the 2019 Renault Kadjar could get some important upgrades in that area. Moreover, it should also receive upgraded active safety features and driver assistance technology.
Release date and price
The 2019 Renault Kadjar might have its first debut at the upcoming 2018 Paris Motor Show this October while the sales should start at the beginning of 2019. Its price is not yet revealed, but it could stay close to the current which starts at $26,000.