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Renault adds new flagship Kadjar

Renault has strengthened its Kadjar line-up with a new range-topping Signature S Nav model.

Based on the Signature Nav version the new model adds ‘even higher levels of comfort, convenience and refinement' says Renault. The Signature ’S’ Nav specification adds full black leather upholstery with electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, hands-free parking, blind spot warning, rear parking camera and parking sensors to both the front and rear.

Buyers can specify the Signature S Nav with a choice of two diesels and one petrol engine, automatic EDC or manual transmission, and either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The model on which it is based on already includes panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, hands free keycard, heated and folding door mirrors, R-Link 2 multimedia system with 7” touchscreen, TomTom LIVE services with Western European mapping, Bluetooth and a BOSE sound system.

The Kadjar is now available in a total of five trim levels. At the same time Renault has introduced a 7-speed efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic gearbox for the ENERGY TCe 130 engine.

The availability of the advanced, 'highly responsive' 7-speed EDC gearbox on the ENERGY TCe130 engine allows buyers, from the Dynamique Nav trim upwards, to order an automatic, petrol-engined Renault Kadjar for the first time. Priced at £1,200 more than the equivalent manual version, the EDC dual clutch transmission changes gear almost instantly with CO2 output and combined fuel consumption almost the same as that of the manual, says Renault.

The Renault Kadjar range starts from £17,995 OTR, and the Signature S Nav is priced from £23,695 OTR – a premium of £1,400 over the Signature Nav but with £1,750 of additional equipment.