Renault is releasing this year a new version of its top-selling compact van in Europe – the Kangoo Van Phase 2. The Phase 2 version covers the entire Kangoo range, from Kangoo Van and Kangoo Maxi to Kangoo Van Z.E. and Kangoo Maxi Z.E. The Kangoo Van Phase 2 features a number of significant changes like the vehicle’s new front end that incorporates the styling cues of Renault’s new design language that includes a more prominent logo.
The Kangoo Van Phase 2 boasts of new door mirrors and headlights that blend well with the van’s overall lines. The cabin of the vehicle also received a new design marked by a quality centre console and new steering wheel.
Renault is offering the Kangoo Van range in two wheelbase lengths and three versions of the popular 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine that provide 75, 90 or 110hp. The Kangoo is offered in two- or five-seat versions.
The five-seat “Crew” version features a rear seat that can be tipped forward to allow longer luggage to be loaded.
The Kangoo Van Phase 2 builds on the strengths of its predecessor – the second generation Kangoo Van launched in 2008 – particularly in the area of fuel efficiency. The Kangoo Van lineup boasts of being powered by responsive and economical engines, two of which recorded the lowest fuel consumption in their segment.
Kangoo Van’s dCi 75 Stop&Start and dCi 90 Stop&Start engines consume just 4.3 litres of fuel /100km or 65.7mpg in NEDC combined-cycle, and emit just 112g of carbon dioxide per kilometer traveled. The engines come with gear shift indicator as standard equipment as well as with an ECO mode that allows the driver to save fuel by up to 10 percent by acting on engine torque, the gear shift indications and accelerator pedal mapping.