It’s surprising that Renault has taken so long to make this car; a Gallicised version of the Nissan Qashqai, an SUV that’s been selling like hot cakes in the UK for a good few years. What we have here then is a variation on the theme of what the Renault-Nissan Alliance thinks a soft-roader should be. kadjar_red_side El Reg …
That is a work 4x4, you have to be joking. A Chelsea tractor yes, a working 4x4 no.
What is it now a days that every 4x4 has to look the same as a car used about town. I would hate to take that up some if the mountain tracks around here (Pyrenees) for fear of the cost of panel replacement when they get dented, as they would. Such is 'progress' beyond the utility vehicle, aca Land Rover, of the past.
"aca Land Rover, of the past"". Forgive me for saying it but sometimes it seems to me that there is nothing like the past in the English soul. So I give you something from the past, French as this article is about a French car, Jay Leno because he is able to speak about cars as cars without fucking himself up with dumb nationalistic shit.
I didn't realise that Renault were the oldest car manufacturer in the world, but now you've said it (" a victim of the range cull in early 1212 ") I can see that a lot of their models do look fairly old. 900+ years of continuous production - thats a heck of a record. Shame they never managed to understand the word "reliability" in all that time.
The range cull in early 1212 was due to a general recall of saddles due to defective stirrups, causing a major loss of confidence in the products of La Régie, as it was known then. Of course, in those days all their products were 4x4.
To me the car looks like a candle that's been left in the sun for too long, and is just beginning to sag and lose shape. Unfortunately the interior is pure Renault - acres of plastic that isn't really good enough for the price being asked.
It's tough if you absolutely have to buy a car at the price point; you know you're not going to get any sort of design or beauty.
Rather than Kadger how about Todger to reflect the nature of the people taking this kind of thing on the school run?
Lets hope you dont want to tow any of your sports equipment with this SUV either, given the pointless engine choices its going to be next to useless to drag anything around.