Yes, yes, Kadjar is a very strange name. But, that’s because it’s not actually an English word but two separate French words! The name KADJAR is built around KAD- and -JAR. KAD- is inspired by ‘quad’ – representing a go-anywhere four-wheeled vehicle and -JAR recalls the French words ‘agile’ and ‘jaillir’ representing agility and suddenly emerging from somewhere. The sound and spelling of the name have an exotic feel which suggests adventure and discovering new horizons. Exactly what the latest crossover from Renault should represent!
The Kadjar is being described as the first ‘C segment’ crossover from Renault. What that means in reality is that it’ll be roughly around the size of a Volkswagen Golf or thereabouts, so we’d guess it’ll be in competition with the Nissan Juke and others, rather than the larger Nissan Qashqai. The Captur is described as ‘B segment’ so it is naturally smaller. Think of this car as a bigger, more capable sibling.
What this space for more information and hopefully a photograph or two around the 2nd February 2015.