Renault South Africa says that it is currently deliberating over whether to launch the upcoming facelifted Kadjar or the latest Koleos – but seemingly not both.
The local distributor for the Boulogne-Billancourt-based automaker told CARmag.co.za that its corporate team was “currently studying” the two options, adding that a decision was expected to be taken in the fourth quarter of 2018.
While the current Kadjar (which launched locally in April 2016) is still listed on Renault SA’s website, the brand has reportedly been experiencing supply problems, with the last units having been registered back in January 2018.
The Kadjar – which shares its underpinnings with the Nissan Qashqai – is apparently due a facelift later in 2018, with reports suggesting that the updated model will debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.
Meanwhile, the second-generation Koleos was revealed back in 2016, but didn’t make it to South Africa. It shares its platform with the Nissan X-Trail and competes against the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan, Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5.