- With a limited number of units available, the Renault Kadjar XP Limited Edition is the latest addition to the manufacturer’s Kadjar line-up
- High-value accessories pack as standard includes: 17” alloy wheels, cornering fog lights, swan neck tow bar, side steps and roof racks
- Renault Kadjar XP Limited Edition comes priced at R364,900
The Renault Kadjar XP Limited Edition SUV is the latest in this popular and proven SUV line-up to claim its space on South Africa’s roads – on and off.
The culmination of features integrated from three leading vehicle segments, the capable SUV, dynamic hatch and the versatile sports waggon, Kadjar was designed to deliver its owners the best overall driving package in its segment. The embodiment of all of Renault’s DNA in a crossover, inside and outside, the manufacturer’s new design language speaks volumes throughout the model range.
In April 2016 Renault South Africa launched three Kadjar models, all powered by new generation forced induction turbo engines: the diesel-powered Dynamique 96kW 1.6 dCi 4×4 and the petrol-powered Dynamique 96kW and the Expression 96kW variants. In July, the Kadjar Dynamique 4×2 range featuring
EDC transmissions and Renault’s 1.5 DCI 81kW Turbo diesel engine followed.
The Renault Kadjar XP Limited Edition 96kW 1.2 Turbo petrol with 6-speed manual transmission is based on the Kadjar Expression derivative, however, it has been taken to the next level. Just as Experience Points or XP is a unit of measurement used by games to quantify a player progressing through the game, the Kadjar XP Limited Edition encourages its drivers to get out there and experience all the XP action and adventure that life has to offer them.
With the Kadjar XP Limited Edition comes an accessory pack comprising 17” alloys, cornering fog lights, a swan neck tow bar kit, side steps and roof racks. Together valued at R40 000, these are in addition to Kadjar Expression’s standard trim.
“With its sporty, muscle design, the Renault Kadjar brings a breath of fresh air and excitement to the world of crossovers. The Kadjar is the stylish, fun SUV for young families to take away for adventure …” Laurens van den Acker – Design Director, Renault
CAPABLE, DYNAMIC AND VERSATILE BY DESIGN
With design and technology drawn from the SUV, hatch and sports waggon vehicle segments, Renault Kadjar is the epitome of all of Renault’s distinguished DNA and heritage combined in a crossover.
- Exterior: Natural SUV styling
The Renault Kadjar XP Limited Edition comes with a host of additional highly visible, value-add exterior accessories as standard. As already outlined, these comprise 17″ alloy wheels + cornering fog lights + swan neck tow bar + side steps + roof racks.
. It’s muscular, dynamic curves are in contrast to many other SUVs on the road and are complemented by its bold-by-design grille. Kadjar stands out both on- and off-road as a vehicle geared for action and adventure.
Its innovative new lighting identity – distinctive C-shaped zero maintenance LED daytime running lights – not only makes a bold visual statement but doubles as a safety feature by enhancing Kadjar’s visibility to other road users.
Athletic, dynamic and sturdy by design, its natural SUV styling exudes an air of controlled power while its length, width, wheelbase and ground clearance dimensions exceed those of comparable competitor models.
Its impressive 200mm ground clearance confirms Kadjar’s SUV credibility, SUV styling that is further reinforced by its integrated roof spoiler, injection-moulded plastic bumpers as well as black injected front and rear skid plates. Additional features include chrome window weather strips and body-coloured door handles.
- Interior: Super-sized comfort and design versatility
Kadjar’s cabin is generous and Renault’s attention to detail is immediately apparent. Its high-quality, ergonomic interior focuses on comfort and driving pleasure and accentuates the model’s crossover character. The height-adjustable driver’s seat together with height and depth-adjustable electric power-assisted steering affords the driver optimum visibility while further enhancing the vehicle’s SUV feel.
From the elegant double topstitching to the dashboard with its chrome finishes – the onboard environment is stylish and refined.
The Renault Kadjar offers a very generous 370 litres of boot space. In addition, its spacious modular cabin boasts an additional 30 litres of versatile storage space apportioned between the doors, glove box and central armrest as well as storage pockets located behind the two front seats.
The onboard experience also includes: front central armrest, height-adjustable front headrests, 3 height-adjustable rear headrests, 1/3 – 2/3 split fold rear bench seat, manual air-conditioning and interior filter/vents in rear seats, boot light, 4 speakers, driver-side one-touch front electric window, electric passenger and rear windows, seatback pockets plus front and rear reading lights.
On or off-road, you’re assured of a comfortable and luxurious experience behind the wheel of the Renault Kadjar.
SMART TECHNOLOGY IN THE DRIVING SEAT
User-friendly and safe in the extreme, the Renault Kadjar does away with convention and makes it the ideal vehicle for the great outdoor escape
Its ultra-modern instrument panel has a 7” TFT colour screen digital dashboard with the adaptable display. The dash provides standard information such as rev counter and speed, audio as well as advanced driving assistance systems. Kadjar’s intuitive digital instrument cluster with fuel level and engine temperature clearly indicated by LED gauges make motoring even more enjoyable and effortless.
With the choice of several colours (brown, blue, red, purple and green) and styles available, drivers have the ability to customise the display in accordance with their personal preference.
The steering wheel is equipped with user-friendly controls and when on the go, Bluetooth® connectivity enables safe, convenient and hands-free telephony and audio streaming from external devices. Radio controls, MP3 CD player, including source selection (USB and AUX ports) are easily accessed via fingertip controls conveniently located alongside the steering column. 12V sockets are located in the front and on the centre console in row 2 and voice command for telephone with Push-to-Talk button is also located on the steering wheel.
Smart technology that crosses over into the safety spectrum is the cruise control + speed limiter (also accessed via the steering column) which is standard across Renault Kadjar range. To ensure a more comfortable and safer drive on highways and open roads, the system electronically maintains a steady speed as set by the driver. The speed limiter function prevents exceeding a specific speed set by the driver.
Cornering fog lights which provide better visibility by illuminating on the side to which the steering is turned is another safety standard on the Renault Kadjar XP Limited Edition.
Kadjar XP Limited Edition is powered by Renault’s 96kW 1.2 turbo petrol engine with maximum power output of 96kW @ 5 500rpm. Peak engine torque of 205Nm is achieved @ 2 000rpm, a figure which compares very favourably with much higher capacity normally aspirated engines. A new generation low-inertia turbo engine, it’s lively, responds immediately and offers efficient and advanced technologies derived from Renault’s Formula 1 expertise.
F1 technology transfer features include:
- Thermo-management for running at low temperatures
- Diamond-Like Carbon Coating of engine components to reduce friction and energy loss
- Kinetic energy from braking and deceleration recycling
- Intelligent management of the air-fuel mixture
- Stop & Start system improving fuel efficiency
These features combined make a significant contribution to Kadjar’s first-rate fuel consumption and low CO² emission figures: 5.7 litres/100km (in combined NEDC cycle) and CO² emissions of 127g/km (mixed cycle) respectively.
SUPERIOR SAFETY FOR ALL OCCUPANTS
Safety is synonymous with the Renault brand and all Kadjar models have a 5-Star Euro NCAP rating.
Safety and driving assistance features include the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) coupled with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA). This kicks in and automatically applies maximum brake pressure when an emergency braking situation is detected and is able to shorten braking distance by up to nine metres.
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) ensures vehicle stability and assists the driver to avoid possible loss of control resulting from excessive speed or slippery road conditions. It detects and reduces a loss of traction, reduces engine power and brakes on independent wheels in the event of loss of control.
Hill Start Assist (HSA) is automatically activated (upon complete stop) as soon as an incline of at least 3% is detected. The system is engaged by stepping firmly on the brake and prevents any backwards movement long enough for pull off without requiring the use of the handbrake. When stepping on the brake, the car will hold for approximately three seconds to allow pull off with no roll-back.
With safety for all passengers top-of-mind, standard safety fitments include six air bags (driver, front passenger, side and curtain), seat belts with pre-tensioners, 3-point safety belts for the three rear passengers, anti-whiplash headrests (front and rear) and a reinforced sub-frame structure. In addition, two ISOFIX positions (with 3 anchor points) are located in the rear seats.
RENAULT WARRANTY PLUS SERVICE PLAN
As with all models in the Renault Kadjar line-up, Kadjar XP Limited Edition comes standard with a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. Also standard is a 5-year/90 000km service plan. Services take place at 15 000km intervals.
RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICING
- Renault Kadjar XP Limited Edition 96kW 1.2 Turbo petrol R 364,900 (inc. VAT)
Sales of the Renault Kadjar XP Limited Edition commence on 9th February 2017.