Meanwhile, the diesel units were made cleaner and renamed Blue dCi. They produce 113bhp and 148bhp. Also introduced was a 1.6-litre diesel that offered 163bhp, with a six-speed manual gearbox, a 0-62mph time of 9.9sec and up to 42.9mpg.

These diesels weren’t around for long, though, being removed from the range in 2020 as part of Renault’s move towards cleaner fuels.

Despite that shift, though, there aren’t any electrified powertrains available in the Kadjar. For that, you will have to wait for its replacement, the Austral, which is due to arrive later this year.

Four specification levels were available at launch: Expression+, Dynamique Nav, Dynamique S Nav and Signature Nav. Dynamique Nav is the one to choose, with climate control and a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav.

The hierarchy was adjusted at the 2019 facelift, changing to Play, Iconic, S-Edition and GT-Line. The Kadjar gained 17in wheels, automatic lights, automatic wipers, a new 7.0in infotainment touchscreen, cruise control and climate control as standard.

Iconic is our trim of choice on cars of this age, thanks to 19in wheels, a DAB radio, a reversing camera, keyless entry, sat-nav and front and rear parking sensors.


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