Look-a-like: Renault Kadjar and…

Renault Kadjar

Renault Kadjar is, by all means, fully deserves the sales success it has enjoyed thus far. It is well positioned within the market, offering a compelling, family-friendly package draped in an attractive skin that fully embraces the swoopy style adopted under Renault’s chief designer Laurens van den Acker. To me, it may actually be one of the best-looking cars in its segment, but whenever I look at it from its side I just can’t shake off how much it’s window line, with its up-kick midway through the rear door, reminds me of…

The good, old Mazda CX-7. Sure, the Kadjar takes the design element to new extremes with puffed-up wheel-arches and details, but in its core the profile is still defined by that kink in the window line. Not that there is anything wrong with that – it was the detail that contributed to the CX-7 starting a mini-revolution in crossover design when it came out, along with its Japanese cousins – the first-generation Nissan Murano and Infiniti FX (now QX70).
Mazda CX-7