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Long-term update: Renault Kadjar 1.2T Dynamique EDC

Long-term update: Renault Kadjar 1.2T Dynamique EDC
Deon Schoeman

We’re quickly learning that one of the highlights of our Renault Kadjar long-term test car is the interior. It’s a well-crafted cabin, with good ergonomics and attractive design, as well as a strong sense of openness and space, helped by the panoramic glass roof.

Leather seats (fitted with optional heating) provide a comfortable driving position, and the whole environment lends itself to a relaxed experience.

While we’ve yet to test its load carrying ability, practicality is virtually guaranteed thanks to the Kadjar’s larger size. Plus, with a flexible rear seat layout and a total of 1 478 litres of load space, we’re confident that when the time comes to shift a few items from point A to point B, the Kadjar will happily oblige.

The technology on offer is also impressive: having to unlock the doors using a remote, or inserting a key to start the car may seem like inconsequentially small actions, but when they’re replaced by the practicality of keyless operation, it makes a surprisingly large difference!

The TFT instrument cluster is something quite unexpected in this class of car. Usually the preserve of higher-end machinery, the configurable set-up deletes all analogue instrumentation, and allows the driver to call up a layout that suits their own taste.

Colour and layout are adjustable by flicking through the simple menu setup. Similarly, the R-Link infotainment system supports multiple user profiles (useful in a situation where there is more than one driver), which allows individuals to configure the 7-inch touchscreen and its various menus to suit their own preferences for colour and layout.

Which an increasing appreciation for its comfort levels and a declining fuel consumption figure (now around 9,5l/100km), our long term test of the Renault Kadjar is proceeding very well indeed.

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