After taking the judges a month to narrow the three-vehicle-per-category down to an overall winner across 13 different categories, the Renault Kadjar has won the Best Small SUV in the ContractHireandLeasing.com 2015 Car of the Year Awards.
Ken Ramirez, Managing Director of Renault UK said, "We're delighted that the judges from ContractHireandLeasing.com have chosen the All-New Kadjar as the best Small SUV and that it has impressed with its whole package. The All-New Kadjar has entered into a very competitive segment to fantastic reviews and extremely encouraging sales figures. This is the latest of many awards for Kadjar after only a few months since its launch and I look forward to it receiving many more."
The Renault Kadjar has also won the Best Crossover category at the Next Green Awards 2015, which were hosted in November. And considering the Kadjar only arrived in the final quarter of 2015, it's already been highly praised by the professionals.
With prices starting from £17,995 and coming with a 4-year warranty and Renault assistance package as standard the family sized crossover topped a highly contested category. The panel of motoring journalists and industry professionals praised the Kadjar's driving dynamics, cabin space and fuel economy. The judges said "the Kadjar is a consummate all-rounder, combining a supple ride with solid driving dynamics, bags of cabin space and impressive fuel economy. It isn't just the best C-segment SUV to arrive in 2015, but the best C-segment SUV full stop."
Having a 5* Euro NCAP rating and coming with a choice of two diesel and one petrol engines in manual or EDC automatic transmissions, it's no wonder that the Kadjar has made a massive contribution to Renault in the few months it's been launched. Especially as the Renaults sales were at a 4-year high selling 75,618 cars in the UK last year - up by 14% compared to the market, which only increased by 6.3%.
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