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Renault expands Kadjar range: New diesel, autos

2016-07-22 10:04

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: Renault added a new automatic gearbox and a diesel engine to its Kadjar range. Image: QuickPic


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Cape Town - Launched in April 2016, the Renault Kadjar has expanded its Dynamique 4x2 range with the addition of Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) auto transmissions, as well as a 1.5 dCi turbo diesel engine option. 

New auto ‘box

The new gearbox will see fuel consumption reduced by up to 17% and CO2 emissions drop by as much as 30g/km, says Renault. 

Gearshift control is of the 'P-R-N-D' type, with the addition of an 'up/down' shift mode. The ideal gear is selected by an electronic control unit. 

To optimize efficiency and minimise fuel consumption, Renault has chosen a twin-plate dry clutch system for its EDC transmission to pair with the 1.5 dCi turbo diesel engine.

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The first of the two clutches looks after the odd-number gears (1st, 3rd and 5th), while the second covers the even-number gears (2nd, 4th and 6th), as well as reverse. 

The gears are carried by four shafts: two concentric primary shafts (each of which is connected to a clutch) and two secondary shafts. Gears are matched by means of synchronisers, as is the case with a manual gearbox.

These synchronisers, like the clutches, are operated by electric actuators which in turn are controlled by a control unit. 

Engine ranges

Developed using technology derived directly from Renault’s Formula 1 expertise, the 1.5 dCi 81kW turbo diesel engine powers the new Renault Kadjar Dynamique 4x2 six-speed manual and Dynamique 4x2 EDC six-speed auto models. 

The 1.5 dCi turbo diesel power plant delivers its maximum torque of 260Nm on the manual at 1 750r/min. The EDC auto derivative delivers maximum torque of 250Nm, also at 1 750r/min.

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Fuel efficient and eco-friendly, Renault says fuel consumption on both models are rated at 4.6-litres/100km and CO² emissions at 120g/km.

Renault’s 1.5-litre dCi engine is also available in its Duster and Captur ranges.

The new 1.2-litre (96kW) Turbo petrol Kadjar Dynamique 4x2 (previously only available in manual), is paired with Renault’s EDC seven-speed Auto transmission. 

Prices for Renault Kadjar Dynamique 4x2 models: 

  • 1.5 (81kW) Turbo dCi 6-speed Manual   R394 900
  • 1.2 (96kW) Turbo petrol EDC 7-speed Auto R399 900
  • 1.5 (81kW) Turbo dCi EDC 6-speed Auto R414 900

The entire Renault Kadjar line-up comes standard with a five-year or 150 000km mechanical warranty and a six-year anti-corrosion warranty. The range also comes standard with a five-year or 90 000km service plan.

Services take place at 15 000km intervals.

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