2021 Renault Kangoo lineup technical details revealed


Renault has revealed technical details of the 3rd generation Kangoo lineup that was revealed in November 2020. The lineup including passenger and cargo variants will go on sale in Europe starting in June 2021. As the photos would suggest, one of the cargo variants named Express Van can be customized into an emergency response vehicle as well.

The passenger version, simply named Kangoo, measures 4,486 mm long, 1,919 mm wide (excluding mirrors) and 1,838 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,716 mm.

As for powertrains, the Kangoo will be available in petrol and diesel options. For starters, there’s a 1.33L 4-cylinder engine with 75 kW (102 metric hp) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque. Those who seek more can go for a higher tune of 96 kW (130 metric hp) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque.

Diesel buyers will have a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine with three options: 55 kW (75 metric hp) and 230 Nm (170 lb-ft), 70 kW (95 metric hp) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft), and 85 kW (116 metric hp) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft).

Both engines are paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Download the information sheet here.

Next up is a cargo version named Kangoo Van. It measures 4,486 mm long, 1,860 mm wide (excluding mirrors) and 1,808 mm tall, which makes it slightly tighter and lower compared to the passenger version. The wheelbase, however, measures the same at 2,716 mm.

Powertrains at launch will be the same petrol and diesel options as the passenger version. However, there’s an ‘Ecoleader’ option on both engines, where the top speed is capped at 110 km/h (68 mph) in order to save fuel. Also, there’s a gear shift indicator that suggests the best time to shift gears, thereby claiming to save an extra 5% fuel.

There’ll also be an all-electric Kangoo Van E-Tech by the end of 2021, offering an output of 75 kW (102 metric hp) and 245 Nm (181 lb-ft) of torque. A 44 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is claimed to offer a WLTP range of up to 265 km (165 mi). Download the information sheet here.

The Express Van is intended to be the most versatile among the lineup, offering multiple conversion options. This version went on sale in April 2021. It is slightly smaller compared to the other two we saw above, measuring 4,393 mm long and 1,775 mm wide (excluding mirrors). However, it is slightly taller, measuring 1,850 mm. The Express Van boasts a long wheelbase too compared to the other two, measuring 2,812 mm.

As for powertrains, it gets one 75 kW (102 metric hp) 1.33L petrol and two 1.5L diesel engine options (55 kW and 70 kW), paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The Ecoleader option is offered here too. The Express Van doesn’t appear to get an automatic gearbox. Download the information sheet here.

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