The Renault Kardian uses the CMF-B LS platform, which, in addition to the Sander, can also be found in the Logan or Jogger. However, the novelty resembles the Sandero, especially in the Stepway version, with the basic body shapes and practically the same dimensions.
The car measures 4,120 millimeters in length, 1,747 mm high and 1,596 mm wide. The wheelbase reaches 2604 mm, the ground clearance 209 mm.
But the design is typically “Renault” – the novelty boasts a distinctive front with a relatively large radiator grille, a new brand logo and double, split headlights. The rear lamps offer a familiar C-shaped shape with segments that flow into the trunk lid. But up to 17-inch wheels or two-tone contrasting paintwork will also attract attention.
The interior is similar to the Sandero, but features elements typical of Renault. This is mainly a digital instrument panel or an eight-inch floating infotainment touchscreen that supports smartphone mirroring. We can also see a place for wireless charging or several USB ports, for example, the equipment may include a camera system monitoring the car’s surroundings.
Renault also highlights the ample interior space, a storage box with a total volume of 26 liters and a trunk with a basic volume of 410 liters. The roof rails are variable, so they can easily be transformed into cross members that can carry up to 80 kilograms.
As far as the drive is concerned, the French automaker has confirmed only one option so far, namely a petrol, turbocharged liter three-cylinder engine with an output of 93 kW and a torque of 220 Nm. It is connected to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The engine only drives the front wheels.
If you are interested in the nice-looking Renault Kardian, don’t worry. The car company is counting on this car for non-European markets. First, the novelty will be sold in Latin America, later also in other countries – for example, North Africa.