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New Renault Kangoo

The Renault Kangoo is cheaper than a soggy cardboard box.

By Stephen Turvil
May 24, 2012
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The Renault Kangoo is cheaper than a soggy cardboard box. It holds more too. As such, the Début Special Edition trim only costs £8,950, plus VAT and £595 delivery. Despite its rock-bottom price this French load-lugger's credentials are fairly impressive. Maximum interior load length is 1,731mm, increasing to 2,502mm when the passenger seat is folded flat. Overall, the new Kangoo Début's cargo capacity is a decent 3m3. This complements the 1.5-litre 75PS diesel engine that produces a respectable 180Nm of torque, and averages a cash saving 54mpg. As such it can shift loads with ease - without guzzling gas.

However, the Renault Kangoo - at least in this entry-level form – is arguably basic. Neither air-conditioning, a CD player, or electric mirrors are available - even as optional cost extras. What a shame. At least this mile-muncher has a sliding side door for easy access, a twelve volt power supply for electric pumps, and a lidded glove box for concealing valuables. The name of the game, therefore, is low cost no-nonsense load-lugging. On these terms the new Kangoo succeeds. I might even swap my best cardboard box for one.

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By Stephen Turvil
May 24, 2012