New Renault Kangoo Van (2021) info, engines, prices ... all about the new utility

Renault unveils its new Kangoo Van, the third version of its utility originally released in … 1997! For this new version, the changes made are numerous.

At Renault , it had been 14 years since the Kangoo had the right to changes worthy of the name. Indeed, the second generation initiated in 2007 was still offered in the catalog of the diamond brand . It seems obvious that everything had to be reviewed: design, engine, equipment, on-board technology …

Called Kangoo Van in its utility version, the model is therefore getting a new look and operates an upscale logic, in particular to catch up with a delay accumulated for several years in its category. Because since then, the offer offered by the competition has grown significantly: between the Peugeot Rifter , Citroën Berlingo , Mercedes Citan for example, it was necessary for Renault to stand out again.

A profoundly changed design

Gone are the round shapes and the jovial mug of the Kangoo that we have known for so long. Now it’s time for more seriousness with stricter shapes , more assertive features but also more pronounced shoulders which break the typical cubic effect of these machines with often very rectangular shapes.

On the front, we find at the level of the grille the hypertrophied logo of Renault and the lights adopting a light signature in the shape of “C” (the LEDs are standard). At the rear, the lights are more compact.

On board, the changes made are significant, with the appearance in particular of an 8-inch touch screen that stands out from the dashboard in the manner of a tablet. On the other hand, no 100% digital interface, as on the last Volkswagen Caddy for example.

The cupboards are also many with 60 liters in all: we find a nasturtium ceiling in the passenger making the nearly 20 and a glove box with the 7 that opens like a kitchen drawer.

Several thermal engines

Regarding engines, the Renault Kangoo will be offered in both petrol and diesel :. On the menu: a 1.3 TCe in 100 and 130 hp and for versions running on diesel a 1.5 BluedCi available in 75, 95 and 115 hp.

Apart from the less powerful entry-level versions, which will only be available with a manual gearbox, all Kangoo can be appreciated in automatic with the EDC seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox .

A Van E-Tech version, 100% electric

Renault launched in 2011 an electrified version of its flagship utility, called Kangoo ZE . The latter was also the first of the 100% electric range to come out.

Logically, the Losange does that for the new generation of the Kangoo. The electric version, now renamed Kangoo Van E-Tech , adopts a 75 kW engine , or 102 hp , under the hood . The maximum torque is 245 Nm, available from the start, which promises beautiful almost immediate acceleration. As a reminder, the initial version released in 2011 offered an engine of 44 kW or 60 hp, for a torque of 226 Nm. A good progression for 10 years!

At the battery level, the capacity also increases, from 33 to 44 kWh. This new battery allows the electric Renault Kangoo to see its range increase to 265 km in the WLTP combined cycle. This is 35 km more than the current Kangoo ZE, and 105 km more than the version released in 2011 all the same.

In terms of charging, the new Kangoo Van E-tech is also improving: it takes around 7 hours with a 7.4 kW Wall Box and 4:30 with an 11 kW terminal. Allow 2 hours of recharging to reach 80% with a public terminal and a 22 kW charger. Finally, with a 75 kW fast charger, 80% of the battery is recharged in just 42 minutes .

Two lengths and many new features

The new Kangoo will be offered in two lengths, with a standard format (4.49 meters) and a long version (4.91 meters). According to Renault, this new Kangoo would thus be able to carry, at a minimum, 3.3 m3 of goods, and up to 4.9 m3 for the long version! With such a capacity, no problem to take everything with you.

In terms of payload, the Kangoo in standard dimensions will be able to handle a minimum of 600 kg and up to 800 as an option, while the long version will accept up to nearly one ton.

Note also that one of the greatest innovations of this third version of the Kangoo is the function called ” Open sesame “. By eliminating the central pillar, this system offers the widest right side access on the market at 1,446 mm. Very practical, for example, when you are parked in town and there is little space. This function greatly facilitates access to the material stored in the van. Finally, the Easy Inside Rack (or innovative gallery) allows long objects to be transported high up thanks to a retractable interior gallery.

With this new version, new welcome driving aids are finally arriving: adaptive cruise control with stop / restart function, hands-free parking assistance, lane keeping assistance, active vehicle monitoring system. blind spot, emergency braking with detection of pedestrians and cyclists, recognition of signs …

In terms of technology, the on-board computer integrated into the 8-inch touch screen offers synchronization with Android Auto or Apple Car Play . There is also a smartphone holder that can be placed on both sides of the meter.

This new Kangoo Van E-tech will be launched at the end of 2021 .

Sales forecast for the month of June

The order book will be open from April 1, for an arrival in concession scheduled for June 2021 .

Regarding prices, they range between € 20,700 (entry level with the TCe 100) and € 23,100 (Blue dCi 95) depending on the options and versions.

 

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