What is it?
It’s Business Vans‘ winning choice for Best Small Trades Van in our 2014 Business Van of the Year Awards – which was all the more impressive as our judges said this sector was the most difficult to decide.
Renault’s Kangoo, introduced in 2008, underwent a major upgrade – Phase II – last year with a series of styling, technical and equipment changes.
Kangoo Phase II introduced new front-end styling, improvements in cab quality, new equipment, plus a revised engine line up.
The dCi 110 engine is added to the range, in addition to Energy versions of the dCi 75 and dCi 90 units, with Stop&Start.
Two main versions
The Kangoo Van Compact has been deleted from the UK model range so there are two main versions – the Renault Kangoo Van, and the Kangoo Van Maxi which has a longer wheelbase and also comes as a crew van with seats in the back.
The range is categorised in two gross vehicle weights: ML19 (650kg) for Kangoo Van; and LL 21 (800kg) for Kangoo Maxi. Kangoo Van’s payload capacity can be increased to 800kg as an option.
There are seven versions of the Van, with two payload choices: 650kg (ML19) and 800kg (LL21).
There are also six versions of Kangoo Van Maxi, powered by either the dCi 90 or new dCi 110 diesel engine. Load volume is 4cu m (up to 4.6cu m with optional folded passenger seat) with payload at 800kg.
The five-seat Crew Van has a carrying capacity of up to 3.4cu m with a 740kg payload. Versatility is increased owing to a its multi-positional grille bulkhead and 0.2cu m extra loadspace.