While Renault has been mostly known as a manufacturer of quirky MPVs and not SUVs or crossovers – unlike alliance partner Nissan, for example – the French carmaker has recently tasted success in these segments, courtesy of the Koleos and Captur compact crossovers. That said, the Renault-Nissan Alliance recently decided to gain a better foothold in the crossover/SUV market by launching the Renault Kadjar, which will be slotted between the aforementioned two models.
Based on the "C/D" version of the new CMF (Common Module Family) platform, the Kadjar is almost identical underneath its sheet metal to the successful Nissan Qashqai, which is now in its second generation. Design-wise, the model is closer to its little brother, the Renault Captur, meaning that the Kadjar will play more on its seduction card when going for a piece of the action in the compact crossover segment. The model set to be sold globally in almost all Renault markets, and it will be the first Renault to be manufactured in China, starting in 2016.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Renault Kadjar.