Future Kadjar 2022 XHN family, a new 1.2 TCe HR12 engine, a new E-Tech hybrid transmission, and a cousin of the Captur for Mitsubishi … Renault will officially announce at the end of March the new 2021-2024 industrial plan for its Spanish factories that LatestCarNews will present to you.
With the announcement of the Renaulution plan in January, employees of Spanish factories were wondering what sauce they would be eating and what efforts they will have to make as part of the company’s recovery. Since January, Renault and the Spanish unions have entered into negotiations to define a new agreement covering the period 2021-2024, the details of which are below.
Three bodies for the new Kadjar family
The Palencia plant, which already manufactures the current Kadjar, has been confirmed the production of its replacement (internal code HHN) which, according to our information, will begin in November 2021. This vehicle carries Renault’s ambitions to return to the front lines of the stage in the buoyant SUV segment in Europe. Marketed in spring 2022, the Renault Kadjar 2 will become a family developed on the CMF-C basis of the new Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail.
It will consist of a long 7-seater version (RHN) in 2023 which should take over the name Koleos as well as a crossover-coupé version (DHN) in 2024. The attribution of these new SUV variants suggests that the file for the replacement of the Mégane, assembled in Palencia, is closed.
A cousin of Captur and new 1.2 TCe block
Stronghold of the Captur, the Valladolid plant will produce from 2023 another vehicle on an Alliance platform in addition to Renault’s urban SUV according to documents from the Spanish CGT. Which would be neither more nor less than one of the models manufactured by the French on behalf of Mitsubishi which will ultimately remain on the European market.
This plant is also awarded the new three-cylinder 1.2 TCe engine, known internally under the code HR12 VDV, which will be available in several powers depending on its level of hybridization (48V light hybrid, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid). The engineering center ensures its activity with the development of hybrid systems and new technologies.