Renault has announced the pricing and specification details for the new version of its functional Kangoo people carrier.
The new Kangoo is once again van-based, but this time the underlying platform is the same as the , so it promises a more car-like driving experience. And with bigger dimensions in every direction, there’s more space on board, too.
Compared with main rivals, the new Kangoo is sized between Citröen’s smaller Nemo Multispace (a joint project with the ) and larger Berlingo Multispace. It seats up to five, with boot space that ranges from 660 litres to 2,866 litres – plus 77 litres in cubby holes, door pockets and other interior storage areas.
Cabin material quality is said to be higher than before, although still pretty basic from what we saw at last year’s . And not only do the rear seats split-fold, a new ‘Flat Floor’ system means the seat base can slide forwards into the footwell, with the seat back folding down on top of it.
There are two trim levels – ‘Extreme’ and ‘Expression’.
Extreme features remote locking and ‘fingertip’ audio controls as equipment highlights. Expression adds electric folding door mirrors, front fog lights, an Isofix child car seat mounting point on the front passenger seat, front overhead storage, and a multi-position parcel shelf that can take up to 50kg in weight.
However, only driver and passenger airbags are standard on both versions.
Optional extras include climate control, stability control, front and rear curtain airbags, parking sensors and – uniquely – what is described as a rear ‘roof flap’, ideal for transporting ‘lengthy leisure equipment or horticultural items’.
Wide range of engines
Engine choices are 8v and 16v 1.6-litre petrols, plus three variants of Renault’s long-established 1.5-litre dCi turbodiesel. A six-speed gearbox improves refinement and fuel economy on the top diesel, while a four-speed automatic will be available on the top petrol model later in the year.
Prices for the new Renault Kangoo start at £11,200 for the 1.6 8v petrol Extreme, rising to £14,050 for the 1.5 dCi 106. It’s available to order now, and deliveries begin on June 5.
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