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Nissan Qashqai gets new 1.3L turbo in Europe

Nissan has announced a new powertrain for the top-selling Qashqai in Europe, a 1.3-litre turbo petrol, which hits showrooms in the region from November. The new powertrain makes its debut in the Nissan line-up – already offered in the related Renault Kadjar – replacing the outgoing 1...

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2019 Renault Kadjar confirmed for Australia
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2019 Renault Kadjar confirmed for Australia

Renault has confirmed the mid-sized Kadjar SUV will be making the trip Down Under, with an arrival set for some time in 2019. Andrew Moore, Renault Australia managing director, this week confirmed the news at the local launch of the Megane RS. The car coming Down Under is the facelifted model, revealed on Thursday morning for the European market...


2019 Renault Kadjar facelift unveiled
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2019 Renault Kadjar facelift unveiled

The revised Renault Kadjar was revealed overnight ahead of its expected in-the-flesh debut at the Paris motor show in early October. Up front, the Kadjar features a wider grille, revised headlights and new fog lights incorporating LED technology. At the back, LEDs are the order of the day for the reversing, indicator and fog lights...


2019 Renault Kadjar spied again
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2019 Renault Kadjar spied again

The facelifted Renault Kadjar has been spied again, this time including images of the vehicle's interior – though there's still a heap of camouflage throughout. Based on the same platform as the Nissan Qashqai, the Kadjar looks set to inherit the French brand's latest family design look, which should bring it more in line with the Megane hatchback and the larger Koleos crossover...


2019 Renault Kadjar spied
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2019 Renault Kadjar spied

The updated Renault Kadjar has been spotted during development testing in Europe, giving us an early look at what to expect from the refreshed crossover. It appears the majority of the changes will be focused on the front- and rear-end styling – hence the concentration of black-and-white camouflage in those areas – with a design more in keeping with the company's newest models, namely the Megane hatchback and Koleos SUV...


Renault mystery SUV spied in Kadjar clothing
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Renault mystery SUV spied in Kadjar clothing

An unknown prototype disguised as a Renault Kadjar has been spied during cold-weather testing in Europe this week, raising questions as to what the French brand has in the works. While the body is from the Kadjar – which shares its underpinnings with the Nissan Qashqai – this particular vehicle seems to have a bespoke setup beneath the skin...


Renault Australia wants Kadjar crossover
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Renault Australia wants Kadjar crossover

The relatively-new Renault Australia management has put the Kadjar small-SUV back on its radar, preferably in updated guise during 2019. The Kadjar, which shares its platform with the big-selling Nissan Qashqai, would allow Renault Australia to fill the smaller Captur and larger Koleos in its range...


Cars that should be sold in Australia
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Cars that should be sold in Australia

Australia is one of the most diverse, fragmented automotive markets in the world. We have more brands to choose from than the US, where 15-times more vehicles are sold. Yet local product planners across the 60-plus car makers that sell their wares here regularly opt not to import and distribute certain models, usually citing a lack of projected demand or a difficult “business case” — code for “too bloody expensive”...


Mazda CX-3 four-star Euro NCAP crash test shock - UPDATE
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Mazda CX-3 four-star Euro NCAP crash test shock - UPDATE

The big-selling Mazda CX-3 compact SUV has been awarded a shock four-star Euro NCAP crash test rating in the latest round of testing. The CX-3 scored a less-than-perfect four-star Euro NCAP rating because, according to a release from the testing authority, despite offering autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as an option in that market, the uptake is expected to be low...


Renault Kadjar remains out of the picture for Australia as French brand plans SUV strategy
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Renault Kadjar remains out of the picture for Australia as French brand plans SUV strategy

If there’s a message that buyers are sending sellers in the Australian automotive industry, it’s that SUVs are what they want. However, some brands – such as Renault Australia – aren’t rushing to add new models. The French maker’s recently revealed Kadjar SUV, which is a cousin of the Nissan Qashqai, isn’t on the brand’s local radar at this point in time because the company says it wants to get its current line-up right first...


Renault Australia facing Captur, Kadjar, Koleos conundrum
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Renault Australia facing Captur, Kadjar, Koleos conundrum

The unveiling of the Renault Kadjar presents a surprising conundrum for the French brand in Australia. The Nissan Qashqai-based mid-sized soft-roader is the latest model from the resurgent car maker and the third penned under the guidance of new design director Laurens van den Acker, following Clio and Captur...


Renault Kadjar SUV unveiled
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Renault Kadjar SUV unveiled

Overnight the covers were whipped off the new Renault Kadjar SUV, which is based on the same platform as the Nissan Qashqai. The Kadjar is based on the CMF (Common Module Family) which was developed by the Renault-Nissan alliance to underpin most of its passenger car range...


Renault Kadjar name confirmed for new SUV
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Renault Kadjar name confirmed for new SUV

Renault Kadjar will be the name used for the French brand's first C-segment SUV, which will be unveiled in full on February 2, 2015. Believed to be a spin-off model of the Nissan Qashqai, the new Renault Kadjar has been spied in disguise by CarAdvice's overseas snappers from the outside, while we've also see interior images of the new small SUV...