Renault Kangoo 1 5 dCi Maxi Sport Van road test Parkers — Volkswagen SportVan

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Renault Kangoo 1.5 dCi Maxi Van road test

New Phase II of Kangoo including redesigned end

Two wheelbases (standard and Maxi), power outputs and three (Pure, Core and Sport)

LWB version with stop/start includes TomTom sat-nav and warranty

Renault’s Kangoo has had a with the new ‘Phase II’ version.

The company claims it has improved the Kangoo van with a new, striking front end, interior quality and a more efficient diesel engine.

has already tested the standard-length so this is a test of the longer Maxi in the high-spec Sport with the mid-power 89bhp dCi diesel.

Driving experience

This diesel is coupled with a manual gearbox is the same as in the standard wheelbase Kangoo but it is more mass.

The initial from the engine feels enabling quick, clean from junctions and nipping towns.

If you continue to rev the engine, it soon feels pointless as it becomes breathless, not least the ‘Eco Mode’ curtails the to improve fuel consumption. ‘Eco Mode’ also up a green gearstick symbol on the dash when it recommends a change.

Once you get towards it feels like the engine has up and it’s better to use the pulling which is at its maximum at 1,750rpm.

Running costs

There is an Eco so you can switch it off that restores 10 percent of the engine’s power but it make a vast difference. is an engine that’s focused on out the fuel rather than through it.

The upside is Renault an average of just over but real world driving had the computer revealing 46mpg with a mix of town, country and carriageways.

Still it is a useful over the old version and it’s by the fitting of stop/start technology vans dubbed ‘Energy’ this system — also reduces emissions to of CO2.

New cabin interior

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The most difference is the new dash, the styling of has been lifted from latest car line-up. It really transform the Kangoo from purely functional to being a far attractive place to spend

While form is a lot better, is not the best in class. As previously the two cup holders in the central divide are to store drinks in as it’s too to knock drinks when and lowering the handbrake.

Renault’s system is a great addition and TomTom sat-nav (with time updates using a pay for service), FM radio (not and provides an analysis of journey including fuel consumption. also an app store, USB and AUX connections Bluetooth for hands-free mobile

The deeply recessed screen is to reach though so it is easier to use the dial to control the functions reaching to use the touch screen. is space for a clipboard in front of the though anything reasonably will start to obscure it.

a deep storage box under the arm which is a very useful but you do need to twist it towards you to get hand in cleanly.

Maxi Van is at small business who want running costs but without carrying capacity. It will appeal to fleets looking to costs but maintain flexibility for use.

This longer wheelbase takes the rear load out to just over two metres, and the hinged cage bulkhead the front passenger seat to give a load length of over 2.4 metres.

The Kangoo is not the word in modern van design but the and improvements in running costs it in the game. The clincher though is

With the barebones, entry-level starting at just over it is a grand cheaper than the entry-level Ford Transit and over £1,500 cheaper the basic Volkswagen Caddy. more, it’s considerably than the cheapest Peugeot

This version is £16,895 VAT and delivery) which still it a lot of van for the money.

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