The History of Renault Kangoo

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The History Of Renault Kangoo

The Renault Kangoo and Kangoo Express are panel van and leisure activity vehicle produced by French automaker Renault since 1997. The Kangoo is manufactured in the MCA plant in Maubeuge, France, and in Santa Isabel, Argentina. It is also sold by Nissan in Latin America and Europe as the Kubistar.

The rear windows and seats can be removed, producing the panel van Kangoo Express. The Kangoo is popular with the mobility-impaired and wheelchair users due to its height and accessibility. It can be adapted to include mounting points for wheelchairs. Both the Kangoo and Kangoo Express are available in four-wheel drive versions, with raised ride height and altered styling.

A lengthened version is also available, with an increased cargo area, as well as a pickup truck version in the Swedish market. In some countries, such as Malaysia, the Kangoo is assembled in the Nissan factory with a third row of 2 seats. The Kangoo was facelifted in 2003, resulting in the Phase II model.

These vehicles are distinguished by their pronounced contemporary Renault nose design, with two gaping grille openings placed on either side of a suspended diamond badge. The headlamps were also restyled.

The New Renault Kangoo and New Renault Kangoo Express are the new LCV generation in Renault. Based on Scenic and manufactured in Maubeuge, start of sales is Jan’08. A short wheel base version New Kangoo Compact, revealed at AMS2007 will come during spring’08.

The Kangoo and Kangoo Express was/is available with a choice of multiple engines:

1.0 litre D-series petrol, 59bhp (8v) / 68bhp (16v)

1.2 litre D-series petrol, 60bhp (8v) / 75bhp (16v)

1.4 litre 8v Energy petrol, 75bhp

1.6 litre 16v K-series petrol, 95bhp

1.5 litre dCi turbodiesel, 57/65/68/70/82/85/88/105bhp

1.9 litre F-series D diesel, 55/65bhp (normally aspirated, indirect injection)

1.9 litre F-series dTi turbodiesel, 80bhp (direct injection)

1.9 litre F-series dCi turbodiesel, 80/85bhp

Electric Electri’cité (limited edition)

Plug-in Hybrid Elect’road (limited edition)

Some LPG and CNG variants of petrol engines have also been produced.

Cleanova II is a vehicle based on Renault Kangoo, with two electric versions: full-electric vehicle (FEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV).

Also there is a Hybrid Kangoo by Green Propulsion.

Renault has announced the development of an electric Kangoo .

Tourists taken in by the allure of the Kangoo name have been known to complain later on after renting the vehicle that its maximum speed can sometimes be well below the posted speed limits on European roads.

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