The Renault Kadjar facelift has been spotted testing on public roads, and as expected the concealed areas on the development vehicle photographed here denote what’s due for revision come facelift time. Starting from the front end, these will be the front bumper and grille.

The aesthetic changes continue at the Kadjar’s rear end, too, where the rear bumper and possibly the tailgate stand to be updated with a new design. Under the hood, details regarding the facelifted Kadjar’s powerplants have yet to be confirmed; however, it could carry over the Energy TCe 130 combo of a 131 PS/205 Nm 1.2 litre turbo and seven-speed automatic Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) gearbox.

The 1.3 litre turbo engine co-developed with Daimler could feature here, as the unit is due to be gradually introduced into the Renault range for 2018. Meanwhile, our spy photographer sources noted shrouding over the car’s dashboard, suggesting some revised interior equipment and infotainment unit. Interior upholstery should likewise be updated for the facelift, though most of the interior architecture should remain similar.

Renault’s sister model to the Nissan Qashqai can be expected to continue offering a range of variants, with a range of engines mated to the options of front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. Given the not-too-extensive shrouding of the camouflage here, the facelifted Renault Kadjar could make its debut later this year or early next year.