Renault Kangoo a popular light commercial van

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Renault Kangoo a popular light commercial van

Renault Kangoo

Renault new engine with more capacity to impress the buyers

The new turbo 1.2 litre petrol engine and dual clutch automatic transmissions are the most prominent features of new Renault Kangoo. With these improvements this small van has been making bold claims. With new engine power and torque has increased to make an efficient small van.

So it would perform far better than the predecessor. On the contrary you will get superb fuel economy that is wonderful for the buyers. Manual gearbox is standard and automatic speed transmissions are available as option. With these facts it will not remain any secret why Renault is so popular among small commercial van users.

Compact Kangoo entry level model is particularly designed to give push to sales of units. Motor of four cylinders and turbo petrol power definitely change the impression with improved functioning. Previous engine is still present but the new one is smarter than that. Eight percent more power will be injected through it and torque increase is thirty percent.

 Fuel efficiency has also increased though engine power increased

Manual model takes 6.2 litre petrol for a distance of 100km and models with automatic transmissions would take a bit more 6.5 litre for same distance. Short wheelbase models also offer side airbags, cruise control that put limit to speed, assistance for hill start and rear sensors.

For improved fuel economy Renault Kangoo Eco mode has also been introduced by French car maker. It carries smaller loads up to 540kgs as available space for cargo is three cubic meters. In new cargo mat there are total ten points to tie up. Twin sliding side doors let you enjoy ease of access. Tailgate with top hinge is standard and other type door is present among optional features.

Either empty or loaded performance is excellent

On test this vehicle performed empty as well as loaded and it has been proved that it is quite capable in both ways. Engine may feel strain to pull it with full load but it has not been observed commonly.

When first get into the Renault cabin the foremost thing noticed is space that is enormous. The other thing noticed is use of plastic for different parts of interior. Headroom is ideal and windscreen placed at quite a distance to front row occupants so that much space is unusual for light commercial vans. Excessive use of dark plastic is not creating desired feel for riders.

Comfort for the driver is ensured

Seat of driver has been made comfortable by using particular fabric and liberty of adjustment in six different ways though manual. Cargo barrier would not allow you to recline the seat so you will miss it.

Most of controls have been placed close to steering. With the systems you can pair your phone after few simple touches. Dashboard bin is wide enough to hold number of things and side door pockets are good to place bottles there.

Optional overhead shelve can be added for more room to put your stuff. Engine is refined but wind noise can make things odd while moving on highway at considerable speed.