The all-new Renault Kadjar C-segment crossover has been given a major boost a month before going on sale in the UK with the announcement of best-in-class residual values from independent valuation experts CAP.
CAP is predicting average residual values of 43 per cent for the Kadjar range after three years and 60,000 miles. This is at least 3 percentage points better than any of its six major rivals from Europe and South Korea.
Coming on top of highly competitive pricing, low insurance rates and efficient engines which reduce fuel consumption and taxation, this is a further pointer to the all-round low running costs Kadjar owners can expect.
Every version of the new Kadjar will retain at least 42 per cent of its list price over the assessment period, says CAP. Some rivals lose almost three-quarters of what the owner paid in the same time frame, according to CAP.
Renault recently announced highly competitive pricing from just £17,995 for Kadjar, with insurance in low-cost bands from 14E to 18E.
Every model but one can exceed 50mpg in the NEDC combined cycle test, and eight comfortably better 70mpg. This ensures low CO2 emissions, with taxation benefits for both business and private owners. Four versions of the all-new Kadjar have a CO2 rating of less than 100g/km.
As with all Renaults, customer peace of mind is reinforced by the comprehensive 4+ warranty and roadside rescue package. This provides a four-year/100,000-mile warranty (unlimited in the first two years) and four years' roadside rescue cover, which includes three years of Europe-wide assistance.
Huge choice from 18-model range
Kadjar, a five-door C-segment crossover to complement Renault's hugely successful B-segment Captur, is being offered in an 18-version line-up based on three engines, two gearboxes, two drive systems and four trim lines.
The engines are the 1.2-litre turbocharged TCe 130hp four-cylinder direct-injection petrol unit, the 1.5-litre ENERGY dCi 110hp four-cylinder diesel and the 1.6-litre ENERGY dCi four-cylinder 130hp diesel. An Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic gearbox is available with the dCi 110 engine. Intelligent four-wheel drive with three operating modes is offered with the dCi 130.
The trim lines are familiar to owners of other Renault vehicles – Expression+, Dynamique Nav, Dynamique S Nav and Signature Nav. All provide a comprehensive standard specification, rising to the truly luxurious at the top-of-the-range. Renault’s fabled active and passive safety has been democratically applied across the range, while connectivity via the easy-to-use R-Link 2 system is fitted to all models above Expression+.