Renault Kangoo Combispace (2021): info and price of the wagon version

Renault Kangoo Combispace (2021) info and price of the wagon version

Renault presents in detail its new third-generation Kangoo Combispace. Design, equipment, technologies, engines: discover the details, the range and the prices of the family version.

Launched in 1997 and since sold more than 4 million copies, the Renault Kangoo had not been renewed since 2007. This third generation , which the diamond reveals to us in detail after its utility version Renault Kangoo Van , is completely reinvented with a style now more elegant and assertive.

We find there the aesthetic characteristics of Renault , such as its imposing chrome grille as well as the C-shaped light signature of its standard full LED lights . Unlike the utility version, only one length is offered: 4.49 meters, in a five-seater configuration. The color chart offers up to nine shades, including Carmine Red, Cavansite Blue and Terracotta Brown, its launch color.

Renault Kangoo Combispace (2021): a neat interior

Like the exterior, the interior has been completely modernized, with wood and chrome inserts, as well as more neat door trim: the whole is more welcoming , even if certain details such as the position of the gear lever betray the utilitarian origins of the model. Comfort and soundproofing have been improved, while a rubber cockpit liner is available as an option to better withstand different everyday situations.

The new Kangoo can accommodate up to five occupants, with plenty of on-board storage (49 liters), a glove box drawer, and a trunk with a generous volume of 775 liters , which can increase to 3,500 liters once all the seats. folded passengers. The whole thing is rounded off by innovative roof bars, which can change from a longitudinal position to a transverse position very simply and without tools, to meet all loading needs.

Renault Kangoo Combispace (2021): many on-board technologies

The technology is there, with a 4.2-inch or 7-inch instrument cluster screen depending on the version, as well as an Easy Link 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system placed in the center of the dashboard . This is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible, and offers up to five USB sockets to connect various mobile devices, completed by a clever swivel smartphone holder, which can be placed on the right or left of the steering wheel.

The driver assistance systems are numerous: statements include adaptive cruise control and speed limiter, warning of safety distances, the holding assistant in the way, parking assistance, reversing camera, the blind spot monitoring, active emergency braking, reading of signs, coupling stability control or even a system for stabilizing the car in the event of strong side winds.

Renault Kangoo Combispace (2021): the engines

Based on the CMF-C platform of the Renault Scenic IV, the new Kangoo offers a range of two petrol engines , with WLTP consumption starting from 6.2 l / 100 km (i.e. 149 g of CO 2 / km):

  • 1.3 TCe 100 hp , with 6-speed manual transmission
  • 1.3 TCe 130 hp , with 6-speed manual or 7-speed EDC dual clutch

The diesel engines are available for their three power levels, starting with WLTP consumption from 5.3 l / 100 km (141 g CO 2 / km):

  • 1.5 Blue dCi 75 hp , with 6-speed manual transmission
  • 1.5 Blue dCi 95 hp , with 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed EDC dual clutch
  • 1.5 Blue dCi 115 hp , with 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed EDC dual clutch

Renault Kangoo Combispace (2021): the range and prices

The controls of the new Renault Kangoo be open from 1 st April 2021: It is proposed from € 24,900 , with a range rather small for its launch, offering just two trim levels and three engines.

  • Renault Kangoo Zen, TCe 100 FAP: 24,900 €
  • Renault Kangoo Zen, Blue dCi 95: 25.900 €
  • Renault Kangoo Intens, Blue dCi 95: 27.400 €
  • Renault Kangoo Intens, TCe 130 FAP: 27,900 €

Produced in France at the Maubeuge plant in the North (59), the new Renault Kangoo will be marketed from June 2021 , and will subsequently be supplemented by a 100% electric E-Tech version , expected for the year 2022.

 

The Peugeot 208 and 2008 champions of sales in Europe!

The Peugeot 208 and 2008 champions of sales in Europe

Peugeot is off to a good start to the year, with overall sales down compared to 2020.

Peugeot is starting the year on a roll! After the launch of the new Peugeot 308 , the Lion is benefiting from very good sales results in Europe. The Peugeot 208 was the best-selling car in Europe in February 2021, with 18,375 units sold. And it is even the double for Peugeot , since the 2008 finishes second in the standings, with 17,120 sales! Behind, the Volkswagen Golf (3rd, 16.185 ex.) And the Toyota Yaris (4th, 15.467 ex.) Slide. The Renault Clio is sixth in the standings , with 15,349 sales.

Diesel in distress, electrics continue to climb

But overall, February 2021 was not a good month for the auto industry. The sales fell 20% compared to 2021, with 850,000 cars sold in total. Normal, the Covid-19 pandemic had not yet affected the sector at this period in 2020. Diesel continues to decline, and now only represents 27% of new registrations.

Electric and plug-in hybrid side, sales increased by 67% to reach 115,000 copies, or 13.6% of sales. And, unsurprisingly, the market remains dominated by SUVs, which account for 43.6% of sales.

The Top 10 best-selling cars in Europe in February 2021

  1. Peugeot 208 (18.375 ex.)
  2. Peugeot 2008 (17.120 ex.)
  3. Volkswagen Golf (16,185 ex.)
  4. Toyota Yaris (15,467 ex.)
  5. Fiat Panda (15,400 ex.)
  6. Renault Clio (15,349 ex.)
  7. Citroën C3 (15,281 ex.)
  8. Opel / Vauxhall Corsa (14.615 ex.)
  9. Skoda Octavia (14,554 ex.)
  10. Volkswagen T-Roc (13,829 ex.)

Renault Taliant (2021): the new small saloon with a diamond trunk

Renault Taliant (2021) the new small saloon with a diamond trunk

Renault has unveiled the Taliant, a new small notchback sedan … which will never be offered in France since it is intended for so-called “emerging” markets.

Box sedans are not dead! If in France this type of bodywork is no longer really popular, elsewhere it still manages to attract customers. This is particularly the case in so-called “emerging” markets.

Renault therefore logically exploits the vein and unveils the Taliant in Turkey. The latter replaces the Symbol , a sort of Dacia Logan notchback decked out with the diamond that was until now sold in some international markets.

A real personality

And little surprise, unlike the Symbol, this new Taliant is not content to be a simple rebadged Logan . She has her own personality.

Based on the CMF-B platform already used for the new Logan (and the Clio V in particular), the Taliant sports specific taillights and displays the look of the latest Renault models, notably with a “C” shaped light signature.

What about the interior and the engines?

The interior has not yet been revealed to him but should however be modeled on that of the Sandero and Logan 3. We also do not know what will be the engines that will animate the beast but it is still a safe bet that the diamond mark will rely, among other things, on its 3-cylinder 1.0 TCe petrol.

The Taliant will never see France

The Renault Taliant is due to be marketed in Turkey in mid-2021 . It will then be launched on other markets, notably in Asia and Latin America, but will never arrive in France .

 

Renault Captur E-Tech (2021): the prices of the hybrid SUV!

Renault Captur E-Tech (2021) the prices of the hybrid SUV

After the prices of the plug-in hybrid, Renault presents the prices of the simple hybrid version of the Captur II.

A few weeks after the plug-in hybrid version “E-Tech Plug-In” , the Renault Captur arrives today in a simple hybrid version, called “E-Tech”!

In this configuration, the diamond SUV combines a 1.6 L petrol and two electric motors for a total power of 145 horsepower. Above all, the crossover promises an average consumption of 5 L / 100 km . A type of engine that is still very rare in the segment , since neither the Peugeot 2008 nor the Volkswagen T-Roc are available in hybrids for the moment. You have to look to the Toyota C-HR to find a hybrid on a small urban SUV.

€ 3,500 more than TCe 140 petrol

The Renault Captur E-Tech is displayed from 27,100 € in Zen finish : it is 3,500 € more than the TCe 140 gasoline in manual gearbox (23,600 €), at the same level of range. As standard, it has automatic lighting of the lights, automatic air conditioning and a customizable 7-inch dashboard.

The mid-range Intens climbs to € 29,700 . Orders are already open on the French market.

Renault announces that this E-Tech engine will be available later this year on the RS Line and Initiale Paris finishes .

 

New Mercedes e-Citan (2021): the electric utility shows itself with camouflage

New Mercedes e-Citan (2021) the electric utility shows itself with camouflage

Mercedes’ next utility vehicle is unveiled in an electric version: discover the e-Citan under its camouflage.

Mercedes-Benz previewed the upcoming eCitan with official camouflage photos. The German car manufacturer is developing, with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance , the second generation of the Citan , which should be based on the same platform as the Renault Kangoo that we know in France.

A 100% electric version

Overall, the all- electric variant of this Citan should be identical to the thermal models, with one exception: the three-pointed star badge on the front can be opened and it houses the charging port .

Although not easily seen in these photos, previous images of the e-Citan’s prototypes have confirmed that it will have stylish headlights with integrated LEDs, circular fog lights, sliding rear doors and vertical tail lights. .

In a press release confirming the development of the new van, Mercedes-Benz claimed that “the compact exterior dimensions and, at the same time, the generous space with high storage volume in the passenger compartment open up various possible applications for the small van, especially in urban distribution transport “, adding that” the concept of the vehicle offers comprehensive safety equipment and a high level of driving comfort “.

The Mercedes-Benz e-Citan is expected to be unveiled in the second half of 2021 .

 

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

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.

 

Peugeot 308 (2021): here is the third generation of the Lion star!

Peugeot 308 (2021)here is the third generation of the Lion star

The Peugeot 308 is growing and moving upmarket!

We have been waiting for it for months, here is finally the third generation of the Peugeot 308 ! The rival of the Renault Megane and Volkswagen Golf is getting a facelift in 2021, and is taking the opportunity to move upmarket again .

As you will remember, in 2013 the 308 II launched the revival of the lion brand, alongside the 208. More consensual design, widely revised interior, the 308 was an immediate success , notably winning the coveted title of Car de the Year in 2014.

Sober look and increasing proportions

For this 308 III, Peugeot has therefore chosen evolution rather than revolution , it is logical. We instantly recognize the lines of the sedan, which are now modeled on the new Peugeot look and in particular the restyled 3008 . Refined headlights, “fangs” on either side of the grille, a long, very horizontal hood, the sedan is very much like the brand’s star SUV. Behind, we find the large black transverse bar already seen on the 208, and the three claw fires.

The proportions evolve , and participate in this more statutory look: the 308 gains 12 cm in length (4.37 m), including 55 mm in the wheelbase, which augurs well for a beautiful interior space at the rear. It also gains 5 cm in width, and loses 2 cm in height. The silhouette becomes more slender . The platform remains the EMP2 , but the latter has been extensively reworked.

Last change very visible on the outside: the new lion crest appears for the first time on a production car. It sits in the middle of the grille with a large format, and is even repeated on the fenders , like a Ferrari!

A second central screen!

But it is probably inside that the changes to this Peugeot 308 are most visible. The desire to move upmarket is obvious . We find the now usual layout of modern Peugeot, with the famous i-Cockpit and its counters which can be read over the small steering wheel. The instrument cluster is fully digital as standard from the Active Pack finish, and with 3D effect on the GT.

The central screen is positioned lower to be more easily reached by the driver. It measures 10 inches in series. But the great novelty of the 308 is located just below: a second small central screen contains what Peugeot calls the ” i-toggles “: configurable shortcuts that allow you to quickly adjust certain functions of the main screen. A system reminiscent of the dual screens found in some German, with the Audi Q8 for example. Unpublished by a general practitioner for the general public!

Up-to-date equipment

The i-toggles will not be standard, but will be available from the Allure finish. And good news for all-tactile allergies: Peugeot retains the piano keys . Simplified and located under the i-toggles, they still control some important functions, such as air conditioning or warnings for example.

The new Peugeot 308 is obviously full of high-tech , with many driving aids. Adaptive cruise control from a standstill is obviously part of the game, but there is also a semi-autonomous driving , with lane change and “speed optimization according to the curve of the turn”, all up to 180 km / h. 308 owners will also have access to a 360 ° parking camera , a heated windshield, automatic emergency braking, full LED matrix headlights … What to have fun by digging through the list of options !

Peugeot 308: the engines

From its launch, the Peugeot 308 will be available in 4 engines . First, there are plug-in hybrids: a Hybrid 180 (150 hp gasoline + 110 hp electric), and a Hybrid 225 (180 hp gasoline + 110 hp electric). Both are capable of 60 and 59 km of 100% electric range (WLTP cycle) respectively.

There are then two gasoline , three cylinders 1.2 L of 110 and 130 hp, the latter being able to benefit from the EAT8 automatic gearbox. Only one diesel is available (in automatic gearbox and 6-speed manual gearbox), a 1.5 L four-cylinder producing 130 hp. And the electric? Peugeot specifies that the platform allows the creation of a 100% electric motor at this level, without specifying whether it is planned to market any. To be continued …

What prices for the Peugeot 308 (2021)?

Another interesting rumor: the potential arrival of a PSE sports hybrid version , which could exceed 300 hp. It will move!

On the price side, the move upmarket should not have too much impact on prices. Where the current generation starts at 24,650 €, we expect this 308 III around 26,000 € . The new Peugeot 308 will be available in the second half of 2021, and will be produced in France at the Mulhouse plant. A SW station wagon version is expected later.

 

Hyundai Bayon (2021): the rival of the Captur and 2008 attacks from € 17,850!

Hyundai Bayon (2021) the rival of the Captur and 2008 attacks from € 17,850

The announced rival of the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008, the new Hyundai Bayon is already available to order on the French market. The city SUV attacks from 17,850 €.

Just two weeks after its big world premiere, Hyundai’s new city SUV (4.18 m long, 1.77 m wide, 1.49 m high and 2.58 wheelbase), the Bayon , is already available to order! This rival of the Renault Captur and other Peugeot 2008 arrives on the French market from … 17,850 € !

Only in essence

At this price, it is offered with the four-cylinder 1.2L MPI gasoline engine of 84 hp (5-speed manual gearbox).

At its launch, the Bayon is also offered with the 100 hp T-GDI 1.0L petrol unit with 48V light hybridization . Count from € 20,150 with the 6iMT intelligent 6-speed manual gearbox.

Cheaper at the entry level than the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008

By way of comparison, the Renault Captur starts in gasoline at € 21,750 (TCe 90 or TCe 100 GPL) and the Peugeot 2008 at € 22,400 (PureTech 100).

Later, the 100hp 1.0L T-GDI block will also be available without micro-hybridization. A 120 hp version, this time with mild hybridization, is also expected.

Four finishes for the Bayon

As for the range, four finishes are on the program for individuals : “Initia”, “Intuitive”, “Creative” and “Executive”. The first is entry level. It offers LED daytime running lights and position lights as standard, manual air conditioning, cruise control-speed limiter, driver fatigue detection, active lane-keeping assistance, autonomous emergency braking with recognition of pedestrians and cyclists or reading road signs.

Above, “Intuitive” adds 16-inch alloy rims, rear parking assistance, a rear-view camera, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

“Creative” stands out thanks to bi-LED front lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, hands-free access and keyless start, automatic climate control, a wireless charger for smartphones and a color touch screen. 10.25 inch with GPS navigation.

Finally, the top-of-the-range “Executive” gains front and rear parking assistance, active lane-keeping and parking assistance, adaptive cruise control, active monitoring of blind spots with rear cross-traffic alert as well. than a 7-speaker Bose audio system.

All prices of the Hyundai Bayon

Find out below the prices of the new Hyundai Bayon.

Essence:

  • 1.2L MPI 84 BVM5 Initia: 17.850 €
  • 1.0 T-GDi 100 Hybrid 48V 6iMT Initia: 20,150 €
  • 1.0 T-GDi 100 Hybrid 48V 6iMT Intuitive: 22,300 €
  • 1.0 T-GDi 100 Hybrid 48V 6iMT Creative: 24,600 €
  • 1.0 T-GDi 100 Hybrid 48V DCT-7 Intuitive: 23,600 €
  • 1.0 T-GDi 100 Hybrid 48V DCT-7 Creative: 25.900 €
  • 1.0 T-GDi 100 Hybrid 48V DCT-7 Executive: 27,600 €

 

Renault 5 electric: a designer imagines a convertible version

Renault 5 electric a designer imagines a convertible version

Announced by the eponymous concept car, the electric Renault 5 will not be available in a convertible version. That didn’t stop a designer from imagining it.

During the presentation of its new strategic plan called “Renaulution”, a mixture of Renault and revolution, the diamond brand created a surprise by presenting a concept car announcing a new generation of Renault 5 , which will be 100% electric and which will have to eventually replace the Renault Zoe .

Electric Renault 5: a 3-door convertible version imagined

This future neo-retro Renault 5 is already inspiring many fans of the brand around the world, who already imagine it available in a Turbo version or even with an Alpine badge. If there is little chance that a discoverable variation will not see the light of day, the Hungarian car designer X-Tomi, familiar with the exercise, has all the same imagined a Renault 5 Cabriolet.

For the occasion, it loses its rear doors, and therefore sports a more sporty three-door silhouette. The roof leaves its place to a more inclined windshield as well as roll bars at the rear. The red border, which originates at the base of the mirrors and emphasizes the windshield pillars, is retained.

Unlike the Clio manufactured in Turkey and Slovenia, the future 100% electric Renault 5 will be manufactured in France, in the Renault factory in Douai in the North (59). No release date has yet been officially announced, but it should arrive on our roads before 2025.

 

Renault: Limited series on the entire range!

Renault Limited series on almost the entire range

The limited series “Limited” extends further across the Renault range. After the Clio, the Mégane or even the Talisman, it is now the turn of the Zoe to take advantage of it.

On the occasion of the open days it is organizing from March 11 to 15, 2021 , the French manufacturer Renault is highlighting its limited series “Limited” which is now offered on the entire range. Or almost.

Available on the Twingo , Clio , Mégane, Kadjar and other Scénic , and also recently offered on the Talisman sedan and the Talisman estate estate , this edition is now also available on the Zoe .

A core range edition

Based as always on the “Zen” finish (automatic air conditioning, multimedia system with 7-inch touch screen, cruise control / speed limiter, recognition of traffic signs, lane crossing warning, etc.), it is distinguished on the outside by badges specific, shiny black exterior mirrors and 16-inch diamond-coated rims.

Only in R110

On the engine side, the car is only offered in the R110 version, that is to say with an electric motor of 108 hp and 225 Nm of torque . Its autonomy is still announced at 395 km (WLTP).

The Zoe Limited is priced at € 34,300 , which is simply € 100 more than the Zoe Zen.