The Kangoo gets a facelift
Renault has unveiled a new and improved version of its top-selling compact van in Europe – the Kangoo Van Phase 2. In 2012 the Kangoo Van was the best-selling model in its class and is set to continue its popular streak with the significant changes that have been made to the model.
The Phase 2 version covers the entire range, from the Kangoo Van and Kangoo Maxi to the Kangoo Van Z.E. and Kangoo Maxi Z.E.
The upgrade features the new styling identity recently introduced by Renault, including a front bumper with a more prominent logo. In the cabin, the dashboard has been revised to heighten the impression of quality with a redesigned centre console and new steering wheel.
Renault is offering the Kangoo Van range in two wheelbase lengths with three available versions of the 1,5 litre dCi diesel engine that delivers 110 hp (82 kW). It is offered in two- or five-seat editions with the latter featuring a rear seat that can be tipped forward to allow longer luggage to be loaded.
The latest Kangoo line-up builds on the strengths of its predecessor, especially when it comes to fuel-efficiency. It includes a choice of responsive, yet economical powerplants, two of which return the lowest fuel consumption in their segment.
To help drivers reduce fuel consumption further, the latest-generation engines available for the Kangoo come with a gear-shift indicator as standard equipment, as well as an eco mode that can achieve up to 10 percent reduction by acting on engine torque.
The dCi 75 Stop&Start and dCi 90 Stop&Start engines boast an emission rating 112g/km of CO2. .
During the development of the new Kangoo Van, significant attention was paid to improving the impression of quality – a more assertive “electric” look is what can be expected from the van, inside and out.