Confirmed to Autocar by a Renault UK spokesperson, the Kadjar SUV is no longer offered with the 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel. The sole engine option is now a turbocharged 1.3-litre petrol with 138bhp.
This means the Mégane family hatchback and estate will be Renault’s only diesel offerings for UK customers. The engine itself has been overhauled to meet Euro 6d and RDE2 regulations, which substantially reduce the amounth of particulate emissions allowed.
A number of manufacturers have been cutting diesel engine variants from their line-ups across Europe in the past few years, and that has continued during 2020 as the fuel has dropped to below 17% of the UK market to date.