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The Top Gear car review:Renault Kadjar
For:Decent boot, very comfortable, economical
Against:Underpowered petrol, could be more exciting to drive
What is it?
Renault’s first attempt at a biggish crossover since the particularly unpleasant Koleos of 2008. Based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s Common Module Family (CMF) platform, the Kadjar shares its underpinnings with the equally oddly named Nissan Qashqai.
This is A Good Thing. The Qashqai is a big seller in the UK, and Renault is no doubt hoping to emulate its success with the bigger, cheaper Kadjar. After all, crossovers are very much the ‘in-thing’, and, forgetting the Koleos for a minute, Renault is particularly late to the proverbial party. It has some catching up to do…