French carmaker Renault has officially launched a facelift version for their Kangoo and Z.E. electric variant. For those of you who do not know yet, the second generation of the van was first introduced in 2008. After many years, the facelift version has finally arrived. All modifications are easy to see, including the introduction of a new front end which incorporates the styling cues of the new design language of Renault. The new design underlines the robustness and modernity.
The new Kangoo Van range includes two wheelbase lengths, three versions of the popular 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine capable of generating 75, 90 and 110 horsepower and also a choice of 2- or 5-seat versions of the Kangoo Maxi. The line-up includes a choice of responsive, yet economical power plants. The dCi 75 Stop & Start and dCi 90 Stop & Start engines boast NEDC combined-cycle fuel consumption of only 4.3 liters / 100 km. in order to save more fuel drivers are given the possibilities to opt for engines available with a gear shift indicator as standard equipment as well as an ECO mode that can achieve fuel savings of up to 10 % by action on engine torque. During the manufacturing process, the engineers offered a lot of attention for improving the impression of quality. A review process lasting several months was implemented with a view to identify those areas which permit the strength of the van to be recognizable right away.
In terms of technology, the new Renault Kangoo Van comes with a connected multimedia system which incorporates the in-dash TomTom LIVE navigation previously available for Phase 1 Kangoo, plus a lot of other new functions. All radios come with USB and Bluetooth connectivity and the next level up features a CD player. The factory has made more than 4.9 million vehicles since 1971, including almost three million small vans.
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