Renault Kangoo (2008–)
- October 2007: Renault unveils Kangoo
- October 2008
- November 2008: New Kangoo launched in the UK
- December 2009
- June 2010: Kangoo Van Maxi introduced
- June 2010: Renault launches Renault iCare
- February 2013: Renault Kangoo facelifted
- March 2014: Renault Kangoo Extra launched
- November 2015: Kangoo range updated for 2016
- July 2016: Renault Kangoo gets Euro6 engines
- September 2017: Kangoo now available with EDC gearbox
- April 2018: Renault vans now available with supplied sign writing
- November 2018: Kangoo Premier Edition
Renault unveils Kangoo
The new Kangoo Van is equipped with several practical storage solutions, including dashboard storage for an A4 document, an overhead parcel shelf and a large, 15-litre lidded glovebox (depending on version).
A length of 4.21m frees up an optimised load capacity of between 3 and 3.6 cubic metres, while its interior width (1.21m between wheel arches) now makes it possible to accept a standard Euro pallet. Hinged, asymmetrical rear doors and the sliding side loading door (depending on version) give easy access to the cargo area.
This versatility extends to the possibility of folding the passenger seat (optional) to increase carrying capacity to 3.6 cubic metres. It comes with a choice of economical engines with three diesel powerplants based on the 1.5 dCi block (70PS, 85PS and 105PS), plus two petrol engines (1.6 8V 90PS and 1.6 16V 105PS). Powered by the 85PS version of the diesel engine. Economy is 54.3 mpg, equivalent to 137g/km CO2.
Three year/100,000 mileage warranty annoucned. Renault’s reveals that the Kangoo will get a three year/100,000 mile warranty (first two years unlimited mileage).
New Kangoo launched in the UK
Prices range from £8,690 to £12,290 (excluding VAT). There are two versions - the Kangoo Compact and Kangoo Van. With two trim levels and five engines available across the short and standard wheelbase versions, it offers a 21-model range.
Whether it be the economy of the Compact for smaller deliveries or the larger payload (650kg or 800kg) and 1.5 dCi 105 engine of its bigger brother, b oth models come well equipped. The Kangoo Compact SL offers 30W CD-RDS audio system, ABS with EBD, four load anchorage points, remote control central locking, full steel bulkhead, overhead storage shelf, driver’s side airbag, height-adjustable seatbelts and steering wheel, with SL+ adding height adjustable driver’s seat, additional side anchorage points and a central console with armrest.
The 1.5 dCi versions of the Kangoo Compact and Kangoo Van are the first Renault commercial vehicles to achieve the Company’s eco² status. Economy on the Kangoo dCi 85PS is a claimed 54.3mpg with CO2 of 137g/km. Two option packs will also be available to offer savings compared to purchasing items separately. The Air Con+ Pack (£550) saves £290 and includes manual conditioning, electric windows, body-coloured, electrically operated and heated door mirrors. The second, Convenience Pack (£200), saves £75 on the ML+, with electric windows and body-coloured, electrically operated and heated electric door mirrors.
Extra versions introduced. The Extra special edition of the Kangoo gets air conditioning, electric windows and electrically operated and heated door mirrors plus a tubular steel bulkhead as standard.
Kangoo Van Maxi introduced
An extended wheelbase version (nearly 40cm) with either two or five seats, it offers a useful load volume of up to 4.6m3, a maximum load length at floor level of 2.90 metres, an even more modular interior, solid roadholding and a choice of fuel-efficient engines. Two trim levels: LL and LL+. £550 more than standard versions, at £12,590 to £13,590 (excluding VAT and on-the-road charges).
Renault launches Renault iCare
An innovative maintenance system designed specifically for the modern commercial vehicle user, whether a one van operator or larger fleet, it's designed to ensure down time is kept to a minimum and compliance legislation is fully adhered to.
A pro-actively managed service, maintenance and repair system, Renault iCare uses telematics to provide 'pay-as-you-earn' pricing and hands-free communication with the driver. Each vehicle is fitted with a four-way communication button, with one button providing the driver with direct access to Renault Assistance whenever help is required. The Renault iCare call centre is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week to immediately direct the call to the appropriate support service, whether the AA for breakdowns, Renault Accident Support Line, tyre assistance, or windscreens.
Renault Kangoo facelifted
On the outside there's a new front end to bring it into line with other Renault models as well as redesigned door mirrors. There are improvements to spot weld finishes, the crimping quality of door panels plus enhanced acoustics including better sound proofing and aerodynamics.
The range now has two wheelbase lengths, three versions of the1.5-litre dCi diesel engine - 75PS, 90PS and 110PS - plus a choice of two or five-seat versions of the Kangoo Maxi. The five seat Crew version features a rear seat that can be tipped forward. The dCi 75PS and 90PS now get start/stop which helps improve economy to a claimed 65.7mpg with 112g/km of CO2.
All radios now come with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, while the next level up is equipped with a CD player. The premium radio integrates with the Renault R-Link system. Also available is new-generation ESC combined with Hill Start Assist, plus Grip for improved traction in difficult conditions.
Renault Kangoo Extra launched
Special edition model comes with air conditioning, reversing sensors and satellite navigation plus the Renault R-Link multimedia system. This system incorporates integrated TomTom Live satellite navigation, plus numerous functions, such as advance warning of hazardous zones and the ability to download applications like the reading out of emails.
The new Kangoo in the range also comes equipped with a full steel bulkhead and is powered by a 1.5 dCi 90PS engine.
Kangoo range updated for 2016
The improvements mean that there is now substantial standard specification across the Kangoo range with every trim level receiving DAB radio with Bluetooth, USB and AUX ports as standard.
Every Kangoo Van and Kangoo Van Z.E. panel van will now have a full steel bulkhead separating the passenger and cargo compartments, providing greater safety for occupants in the event of an accident whilst also ensuring that loads are securely located. In Crew Van Cab models, the bulkhead is a multi-positional feature giving owners the flexibility to vary passenger and cargo space.
The new range now includes Business and Business+ trim levels, aligning with the Renault Trafic and Renault Master. Standard equipment also includes ECO mode, load area lighting, roof bar fixings, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Hill Start Assist and Grip Xtend, electric front windows, Titanium upholstery, electric variable power steering, a front 12-volt power socket, grey side protection moulds, , anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), a driver’s airbag a height-adjustable driver’s seat, deadlocks, the Renault anti-intruder device (R.A.I.D.) and remote central locking.
All-new features specific to the Kangoo Maxi Crew Van and Maxi Crew Van Cab include left and right side sliding doors, interior side panel and an extra row of three folding passenger seats split one-third/two-thirds.
Further new features on Business+ models include electrically operated folding door mirrors, one-touch descending electric front windows, a centre console with armrest, an overhead parcel shelf, rubber flooring in the load area, manual air conditioning, body-coloured front bumper and rear parking sensors.
Renault Kangoo gets Euro6 engines
In order to conform to Euro6 legislation, Renault has reduced the amount of NOx (Nitrous Oxides) produced by the Renault Kangoo’s engines with the addition of a NOx trap.
All Renault Kangoo Maxi versions will feature the ENERGY engines – offering fuel economy of up to 62.8mpg (NEDC Combined) – that work to optimise fuel consumption and reduce total cost of ownership with such features as Stop & Start technology. The popular standard length Kangoo (ML) will be solely available with ENERGY engines until the start of 2017, when more engines will be added to the range.
Kangoo now available with EDC gearbox
Renault’s Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission has been introduced to the Kangoo range for the first time. The automatic gearbox will be offered with the dCi 90 and dCi 110 versions of Europe’s best-selling van.
The EDC automatic transmission adds 28kg in weight compared with the manual, but the Kangoo dCi 90 EDC achieves fuel economy of up to 55.4mpg on the combined cycle (NEDC) and emits just 136g/km of CO 2 .
The Kangoo EDC’s diesel engines are also available with Renault’s ECO mode, cutting fuel consumption by up to 10%. Actionable by the driver, the mode modifies the management of the gearbox ECU (Electronic Control Unit), enabling gear shifts at lower rpm.
Renault vans now available with supplied sign writing
Ordered at the same time, or soon after, the van sale is completed, the sign writing is created within three standard templates. These allow the customer to add their logo, expertise/services offered, a website address and business telephone number. Font type and colour can also be specified. The signs are for the each side of the van and the rear doors or tailgate.
Package 1 - Sides and rear. Choice of 10 x fonts and 10 colours. Company name / Services description / Tel number / Website. Positioning of elements as pre-defined. Pricing – Kangoo £215 ex VAT, Trafic £275 ex VAT, Master £360 ex VAT
Package 2 - Sides and rear. Choice of 10 x fonts and 10 colours. Company name / Services description / Tel number / Website / Logo sides and rear. Positioning of elements as pre-defined. Kangoo £270 ex VAT, Trafic £350 ex VAT, Master £435 ex VAT
Package 3 - Sides and rear. Unlimited Choice of fonts/. Company name / Services description / Tel number / Website / Logo sides and rear logos. Positioning of elements as pre-defined. Kangoo £360 ex VAT, Trafic £450 ex VAT, Master £535 ex VAT
Kangoo Premier Edition
launched Gets a leather steering wheel, cruise control, metallic paint, and 15-inch ‘ARIA’ black alloy wheels. Customers can choose from a choice of efficient 1.5-litre dCi engines, which, depending on version, are complemented with a five- or six-speed manual gearbox, or the option of a six-speed EDC automatic transmission. The Premier Edition can be specified in three body styles – Panel Van, Maxi Van, and Crew Van.