Renault unveils new Kangoo van

7 2021 Renault Kangoo

Renault has revealed the new Kangoo ahead of its arrival in the UK this summer.

The all-new model will be offered in two lengths, with petrol, diesel and electric powertrains, like its predecessor.

Standard length models will have up to 3.9 cubic metres of cargo space and a payload of up to 800Kg. The Kangoo Maxi, meanwhile, offers up to 4.9 cubic metres of space and almost a one tonne maximum payload.

There will be a choice of solid or mesh bulkheads, as well as a crew cab variant.

The rear doors can open up to 180 degrees, maximising access, and there are no lock cylinders on the van to maximise security.

By removing the central body pillar, Renault claims the new Kangoo van offers the widest side access on the market with an opening of 1,446mm, twice that of the previous model.

It’s called Open Sesame and is an optional feature that can be installed on the passenger side of the vehicle.

There’s also a retractable and lockable interior rack located above the passenger. Known as the ‘Easy Inside Rack’, it makes better use of the storage area by adding upper storage space for long objects (2 m – 2.5 m in the long version).

In terms of powertrains there’s a 1.3-litre petrol with 100 or 130PS and a 1.5-litre diesel offered in 75, 95 and 115PS states of tune. Six speed manual and seven-speed automatic transmissions are available but UK specs are yet to be confirmed.

The Kangoo E-Tech will arrive by the end of the year with a power output of 102PS. It features a new, larger 44kWh battery giving a range of up to 159 miles. High speed charging, at up to 75kW, enables the battery to reach 80% from zero in less than 45 minutes.

Renault says driver comfort has been enhanced through the fitment of new seats with greater adjustability and a new rake adjust function for the steering wheel.

The new van also benefits from increased insulations, cutting road noise and improving thermal comfort within the cab.

Pricing and further specifications will be announced shortly when the new Kangoo is available to order.

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