Renault's new compact crossover 'Kadjar' to unveil on February 2

Tuesday 27 January 2015, 11:44 AM by

It has been a while since Renault has been testing its new compact crossover. Now, the company has officially announced that the compact crossover will be unveiled on February 2nd, 2015. The new compact SUV is named 'Kadjar'.

Slightly unique name comes from KAD, which is inspired from quad. This represents that the vehicle has four-wheel drive capabilities. The name JAR is basically the French words “agile” and “jaillir” that expresses agility and “suddenly emerging from somewhere”. The company hasn’t revealed any official images of the crossover, but Renault says that they will continuously reveal teaser images and videos on social media every day until the crossover will be fully revealed on February 2.

Renault’s new compact crossover 'Kadjar' to unveil on February 2

Further details on the new Kadjar crossover are yet to be announced, but it is expected that the new mini SUV will be based on the new generation Nissan Qashqai. Based on the CMF (Common Module Platform), the new crossover will be positioned above the Captur. It is expected that the vehicle designed will be influenced by the Captur.

If media reports are to believed, the Kadjar crossover will be offered in both 2WD and 4WD version. It will be powered by a 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine that also powers the Duster, while the larger 1.6-litre unit might also make its way to the crossover. The vehicle will make its public premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, while the sales are expected to commence in in the second half of 2015.

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