The Renault Kangoo Van lineupe has been upgraded and improved, making the small business vehicle an ideal proposition for business customers. The practical, versatile and stylish LCV offers customers minimal purchase and operating costs as well as new trim levels and standard equipment.
The improvements mean that there is now substantial standard specification across the Kangoo Van Z.E. range with every trim level receiving DAB radio with Bluetooth, USB and AUX ports as standard.
Every Kangoo Van and Kangoo Van Z.E. panel van will now have a full steel bulkhead separating the passenger and cargo compartments, providing greater safety for occupants in the event of an accident whilst also ensuring that loads are securely located. In Crew Van Cab models, the bulkhead is a multi-positional feature giving owners the flexibility to vary passenger and cargo space.
The new range now includes Business and Business+ trim levels, aligning with the Renault Trafic and Renault Master. Standard equipment also includes ECO mode, load area lighting, roof bar fixings, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Hill Start Assist and Grip Xtend, electric front windows, Titanium upholstery, electric variable power steering, a front 12-volt power socket, grey side protection moulds, , anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), a driver’s airbag a height-adjustable driver’s seat, deadlocks, the Renault anti-intruder device (R.A.I.D.) and remote central locking.
On top of the above standard equipment, the Kangoo Van Z.E. also comes with a wall-mounted (Type 2, Mode 3) charging cable, a recharging socket (up to 16amp), Z.E. onboard computer, Z.E. Voice cabin pre-heating/pre-cooling and low rolling resistance tyres.
All-new features specific to the Kangoo Maxi Crew Van and Maxi Crew Van Cab include left and right side sliding doors, interior side panel and an extra row of three folding passenger seats split one-third/two-thirds.
Further new features on Business+ models include electrically operated folding door mirrors, one-touch descending electric front windows, a centre console with armrest, an overhead parcel shelf, rubber flooring in the load area, manual air conditioning, body-coloured front bumper and rear parking sensors.
Options across the range include metallic paint, additional load anchorage points, an increased payload of 800kg, front passenger and lateral airbags, a swivelling bulkhead with folding passenger seat, cruise control with speed limiter, automatic headlights and wipers, a folding front passenger seat and the Renault R-Link multimedia and navigation system – now controlled via a button rather than the touchscreen, resulting in less time that the driver’s gaze is averted from the road.
All-electric versions now receive Renault Z.E. Voice as standard, which alerts pedestrians or cyclists to the vehicle’s approach when travelling below 18mph.
The Kangoo Van Z.E. has an NEDC driving range of up to 106 miles (in temperate conditions, 84 miles; in extreme winter conditions, 53 miles), a 650kg payload and a 44kW (60hp) motor. The electric van also receives regenerative brakes and reduced service, maintenance and repair costs.. Drivers of the Kangoo Van Z.E. can more than exceed the 62 miles driven by 70 per cent of local van drivers during a typical day.
By timing battery recharging to take place during overnight low-cost electricity tariff periods, customers can reduce running costs to less than two pence per mile, while drivers enjoy the performance and silence provided by an electric motor with 226Nm of torque from standstill. Meanwhile, air quality is a highly beneficial side-benefit for the local areas where Kangoo Van Z.E. is in use.
The all-electric LCV is available with low-cost battery hire schemes, or to buy outright, designated with an ‘i’ prefix. With this kind of ownership flexibility, Renault is able to tailor pricing perfectly to match the needs and usage of operators.
Pricing and warranty
KANGOO Z.E. PRICES (full purchase after PICG grant exc VAT)
|i Z.E. Business||£16,161|
|i Max Z.E Business||£17,062|
|i Maxi Crew Van Z.E. Business||£17,561|
|i Maxi Crew Van CAB Z.E. Business||£18,062|
KANGOO Z.E. PRICES (battery hire after PICG grant exc VAT)
|i Z.E. Business||£12,995|
|i Max Z.E Business||£13,895|
|i Maxi Crew Van Z.E. Business||£14,395|
|i Maxi Crew Van CAB Z.E. Business||£14,895|
Battery-hire schemes are available from £33 per month excluding VAT for between 6,000 and 12,000 miles a year.
All versions of the Renault Kangoo are covered by a four-year vehicle warranty (unlimited for two years, then 100,000 miles) with four years’ roadside assistance. Z.E. versions also have a five-year powertrain warranty (two years unlimited and then 100,000 miles) for full purchase vehicles or a lifetime battery warranty for the duration of the hire contract. Battery performance is guaranteed to at least 75 percent of its original charge capacity for the length of the battery hire or for five years/60,000 miles to at least 66 percent of maximum capacity when the vehicle is bought outright. If performance reduces below this Renault will either repair or replace it.