Renault unveils brand new Renault KangooMarch 24, 2021
A lot is happening in Renault commercial vehicles. In addition to Trafic and Express, the French automaker is introducing the new Kangoo. Immediately after it, an interesting version debuts: the Kangoo E-Tech Electric.
The second generation Kangoo, which was released in 2007, was finally discontinued after more than thirteen years. Renault showed the first images of the new Kangoo late last year. Now the practical car has practically no secrets from its customers. The new Kangoo will hit dealerships in the fall. Prices will be announced in June.
Unlike the Express presented, this Renault Kangoo is brand new. Let’s start with a very interesting electric version that will replace the current Kangoo ZE in early 2022. This is the Kangoo E-Tech Electric, which is equipped with a 102 hp electric motor. and 245 Nm of torque. At the bottom there is a 44 kWh battery, which is enough for 245 km of run. The battery can be fully charged in 2 hours with a 22 kW charger. Thanks to the 75 kW fast charger, the battery can be charged up to 80% in 42 minutes.
The Kangoo E-Tech Electric is available in two lengths with two rear doors like the Express. The wheelbase of the model is 2.72 meters. The longest version has an 86 cm wide sliding door as standard. This version has a loading length of 3.55 meters and a cargo volume of 4.2 cubic meters. The shorter version has a cargo volume of 3.3 cubic meters.
The youngest Kangoo may optionally lack a passenger-side roof rack, giving it a whopping 1.45-meter wide loading opening hidden behind a sliding door. This opening is double that of the previous Renault. In the Kangoo van Renault installs, among other things, an “Easy Inside Gallery”, a kind of “floor” on which long objects can be placed. Thus, the rest of the cargo space remains available for other items.
The Renault Kangoo, with its relatively boxy headlights and C-shaped LED daytime running lights, bears a clear resemblance to its commercial siblings such as the new Express and the modified Trafic and Master. The shape of the grille also echoes other vans in the Renault line. LED headlights are available as an option. Complementing the picture are LED taillights, which are now positioned below the rear.
The interior has also been completely redesigned. The dashboard design, including the separate display, looks much fuller and more modern. Unlike the Express, the Easylink multimedia system is at eye level. An 8-inch display system is optional, such as a rear-view system and a “digital” interior mirror. The Kangoo can accommodate up to three passengers, although a third seat is optional. The storage volume in the cabin is 60 liters. There is a storage box with a capacity of 19 liters in the roof area.
Kangoo’s latest innovation is that the steering wheel is adjustable in height and depth, and the driver’s door opens 90 degrees. Renault promises, among other things, that the seats have more support than before, and the passenger seat can be folded down to create a flat cargo floor. Renault promises improved soundproofing. The Kangoo has an optional electronic handbrake, two material loops, 3 USB and 3 12V connectors. An inductive charger is available as an option.
Renault Kangoo gets 1.3 TC engine with 100 and 130 hp. The first is available only with 6-speed manual transmission, the second – with 7-spped automatic transmission with dual clutch. Diesel variants are available in the 1.5 Blue dCi with 75, 95 and 115 hp. Versions 95 and 115 hp can be ordered with both manual and automatic transmissions. The 75-horsepower diesel is equipped exclusively with a manual transmission. The 130-horsepower 1.3 TCe and 95-horsepower diesel are available in the ultra-efficient Ecoleader trim, which is limited to 110 km / h.
Renault Kangoo is equipped with numerous active and passive safety systems, including adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function. New is the Motorway & Traffic Compantion system, which is available on the Kangoo with an automatic transmission. It not only keeps the car in the lane, but also maintains a distance from the vehicle in front. The list continues with Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning.
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