Renault Captur - Credit: Renault
Renault has released initial details of its forthcoming large crossover model. The SUV, which is due to be shown publicly at the Geneva motor show in March, will be called Kadjar.
Currently, there are no official images of the new vehicle and the French manufacturer is drip-feeding information until the car's big reveal. What is known, however, is that the Kadjar will sit above the smaller Captur crossover (pictured above) in the model range, and will be offered in both front and four-wheel-drive guises.
The Kadjar is also expected to follow Renault's current design theme, with soft lines and a full-width grille at the front, as well as design themes lifted from both Renault's Dezir and Kwid concept cars.
According to Renault, the new car's unusual name is an amalgamation of 'quad' – which represents the Kadjar's four-wheel-drive system – and the French word 'jaillir', which is associated with agility.
Renault has until now lacked a competitor to crossover favourites such as the Skoda Yeti, Mazda CX-5 and the UK favourite Nissan Qashqai. Thanks to an alliance between Renault and Nissan the Kadjaar will benefit from technology sharing with the popular Qashqai, including its platform. Various petrol and diesel motors will also be carried over.