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2019 Renault Kadjar Gets More Attractive Inside & Out, 1.3-liter TCe GPF Engine

As you all know, Renault and Daimler got together to develop an all-new four-cylinder turbo going by the name 1.3 TCe. In the 2019 Kadjar, the engine comes with a gasoline particulate filter that traps exhaust gases in a honeycomb structure. Just like the DPF, gasoline particulate filters regenerate at regular intervals.
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The 1.3 in the facelifted crossover is available in four flavors, starting with the 140 manual. There’s also the 140 EDC, after which come the 160 manual and 160 with the dual-clutch transmission. Customers who can’t do without the torque and fuel economy of diesel, fret not!

Renault is much obliged to sell you the dCi in two outputs, but with Selective Catalytic Reduction as opposed to the pre-facelift model. Now called Blue dCi, the engine is available with 115 as a 1/5-liter or 150 horsepower as a 1.7-liter. As for the all-wheel-drive system, customers are offered three operating modes: 2WD, Auto (50 percent of the torque can be directed to the rear axle), and Lock.

In Lock, the center differential is set up to distribute torque evenly between the front and rear axles. Available at speeds of up to 40 km/h, Lock should be used exclusively for off-road driving. Speaking of which, the 200-millimeter ground clearance ensures an attack angle of 17 degrees and a departure angle of 25 degrees.

2WD models with Extended Grip feature a thumbwheel on the center console, which allows the user to select between three modes. At the end of the day, however, the anti-skid function is fairly limited when the going gets extremely rough.

The half-brother of the Nissan Qashqai also happens to boast one of the largest trunks in the segment, rated at 527 liters. The Easy Break rear-seat folding system and front passenger seat that folds flat can turn the Kadjar into a hauler. According to Renault, the crossover can accommodate objects with a length of more than 2.5 meters.

“For the new Kadjar, we placed the emphasis on quality. We gave the trim inserts a more homogenous design and improved overall gap and flush. We also developed a flush-fitting multimedia touch screen and reviewed the design of the air conditioning controls. The improvements are clear to see,” declared Mehdy Delemer, chief product specialist.

 
 
 
 
 

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