Re­nault SUV gets facelift

Albany Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Ewan Kennedy

Re­nault Aus­tralia has con­firmed its mid-size SUV, the Kad­jar, will be launched in Aus­tralia in the sec­ond half of 2019.

Speak­ing at the launch of the all­new Me­gane R.S. re­cently, An­drew Moore, the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Re­nault Aus­tralia, said: “our am­bi­tion for Re­nault Aus­tralia is to be­come a strong player in the SUV seg­ment. We’ve al­ready seen suc­cess in the pop­u­lar SUV space with our top-sell­ing Koleos and Cap­tur and our in­ten­tion is that in the fu­ture we will have an SUV that per­fectly matches the var­i­ous life­styles of all Aus­tralians,”.

The Kad­jar was launched in Europe in 2015 and has just re­ceived a makeover for the 2019 sea­son. That up­graded model will be the one com­ing to us.

Euro­pean ver­sions are pow­ered by turbo-petrol and turbo-diesel en­gines. It will be in­ter­est­ing to see if we get the diesel here be­cause sales of th­ese units are slow­ing in Aus­tralia in smaller ve­hi­cles.

In Europe, the Kad­jar can be bought in two or four-wheel drive and with man­ual or au­to­matic trans­mis­sion.

After talk­ing about the Kad­jar, Mr Moore went on to dis­cuss Re­nault Aus­tralia’s plans to get into the pick-up truck mar­ket here.

“We have been mak­ing strong head­ways in our am­bi­tion to launch two lifestyle-based pick­ups in Aus­tralia — the Re­nault Alaskan and Re­nault Oroch,” he said. Stay tuned for more in­for­ma­tion on the French SUV and the two pick-ups as it comes to hand.

Pic­tures: Marque Mo­tor­ing

The newly facelifted Re­nault Kad­jar SUV has a strong vis­ual pres­ence.

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