The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists chose the Renault Kadjar as one of its finalists for 2017 – with it’s reputation for reliability, eye-catching design and dedication to quality, Group 1 Renault The Glen presents the Kadjar as the pinnacle of SUV comfort and style, with the added bonus of excellent performance and economy. Having a closer look at its specifications, one can easily see why this vehicle has everyone talking.

At first glance, the Kadjar is indeed striking; flowing lines and elegant arches speak to its class, and present this SUV as more than just a family carrier. A fixed glass roof, high ride-height, high-end finishes inside and optional 19-inch rims add to the athletic nature of the Kadjar, and reveal the intention of this vehicle to provide you with comfort, adventure and safety all in one stylish package.

The Kadjar proudly presents a host of technological features set to make the drive – and experience – uncomplicated, including a 7-inch Multimedia touchscreen, USB/AUX and Hands-free Technology, 360° Auto Park Assist and Rear Camera, as well as front and rear Park Sensors. The Kadjar also flaunts voice recognition or navigation and cell phone use. Climate Control and Automatic Rain sensing wipers come standard and only add to the sense of easy luxury that is emphasised by the vehicles panoramic windows and spacious interior.

Available in both petrol and diesel engines, the Kadjar has achieved impressive statistics in the fuel consumption arena, ranging from an extraordinary 4.6 litres to 5.7 litres to every 100 kilometres across its variants. Engine size across the range begins at 1.2 litre Turbo petrol engine, with the 1.6 litre dCi 4×4 variant at the top of the range still coming out tops in comparison to other vehicles in this class in terms of fuel economy, while still cranking out enough power to satisfy the eager driver. This is all thanks to the addition of the on-board eco-driving function which is engaged at the touch of switch.

With a 5-star Euro-NCAP rating, the Kadjar presents with a wide range of amazing safety features founded on its reinforced body structure. Dual-chamber Diver’s airbags and a high-efficiency front passenger airbag combined with double side- and curtain airbags to provide this family vehicle with peace of mind. All the electronic safety features one would expect in a vehicle in this class are also present, together with anti-skid technology, anti-whiplash headrests in the front two rows and Cruise Control with Speed Limiter.

Group 1 Renault The Glen beautifully showcases the Kadjar with its superb features and magnificent styling, whilst also proudly upholding the Renault reputation for customer service.

By Desh Pillay Bechan