Renault Kadjar vs Peugeot 3008 season 2: a future duel at the top, by 2023. What will be the strengths of each of these compact SUVs?
Future Peugeot 3008 2024 vs future Renault Kadjar 2022 – From next year, the second generation of Renault Kadjar will try to sow trouble in the career of the current Peugeot 3008. A step ahead for the SUV of Losange which will only be of short duration since its Sochaux competitor will be renewed the following year, in 2023. What will be their respective strengths to hope to reign over theone of the most prominent segments of the European market?
He looked rather proud, the Renault Kadjar, at the time of its commercial launch in 2015. But it unfortunately struggled to hold the comparison, a year later, faced with a second opus of Peugeot 3008 otherwise sharper in terms of design, perceived quality and connectivity. So much so that the model of the ex-Régie gave the impression of no longer believing in it, during its facelift in 2018, ensuring only what is strictly necessary to improve its level of services. Perhaps it was to better focus on the next generation, expected at the end of 2022.
Duel of aesthetes
More self-confident, the second Renault Kadjar will take over the stylistic codes recently introduced into the brand’s genes, drawing inspiration from both concept-car Morphoz and you showcar Mégane eVision, both revealed in 2020. This will earn him a unique light signature undulating under fine optics licking the base of the hood, and extending into the grille. In front of him, the new Peugeot 3008 capitalize on the athletic silhouette of the current model and add to it a hint of the new 308, seen at the start of the year. Its grille will notch more, while his gaze will be more piercing, accompanied by even more spectacular side light claws. Its black lacquered roof should also be renewed, to boost its line, when the chrome will become more discreet, surfing on the current trend.
There is no doubt that a growth crisis should hit these two SUVs. When the Kadjar lies down currently on 4.49 m, or the length of the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Peugeot 3008 measures 4.45 m. We bet that their replacements slightly exceed 4.50 m, to gain in habitability. Conversely, two diametrically opposed schools will clash in the field of architecture. On the one hand, the future Kadjar will inherit the Nissan Qashqai cousin CMF-C technical base, recently renewed, to focus mainly on hybrid engines. On the other hand, the 3008 cuvée 2023 will inaugurate a new multi-energy platform, called eVMP, which will have the advantage of offering 100% electric units in addition to thermal and hybrid engines (48 V and PHEV).
More opulent, more techno
Luca de Meo, inducted at the head of the Renault group in 2020, hammers it: Renault must begin a significant move upmarket. On the new Kadjar, this will require the development ofa more rewarding interior, to sought-after materials. A revaluation that will also materialize digitally. It is rumored that this second generation will adopt an “L” shaped multimedia handset, integrating two or three touch screens, depending on the version. A disruptive architecture, developed by the Korean LG, seen in 2017 on the demonstrator Renault Symbioz.
Renault Kadjar and Peugeot 3008 future prices
Having reached maturity, the new Renault Kadjar will approach its career more calmly, during its commercialization planned for the end of 2022. But he will quickly have to deal with the future generation of Peugeot 3008, expected the following year. In terms of prices, we must expect high inflation going hand in hand with the move upmarket of the new Kadjar. When the current model maintains an entry ticket below the € 30,000 mark, the newcomer could be around € 31,000 for basic finishing. At Peugeot, the 3008 expected in 2023 will probably prove to be a tad more expensive, especially in its 100% electric variants, unavailable on the future Kadjar. A future duel at the top for these French stars of the segment, also called upon to compose with the next generations of Volkswagen Tiguan, Kia Sportage, among many other protagonists.
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