In a nutshell:
- All new Renault Kangoo updated for 2021.
- Brand new exterior style tweaks makes it look more like a traditional car than a small panel van
- New Kangoo is larger than previous models, with 3.3 cubic metres of space as standard.
- New ZE electric model on the way, too, with increased range.
- Overhauled interior with new infotainment system and stylish horizontal dashboard.
First thing to note is the rejuvenated looks, with a front end more similar to a Renault Clio or a Megane than your typical panel van, and an eye-catching chrome line between the grille and the front bumper.
There’s also a sleeker front end that ‘flows into sculpted sides with a more pronounced profile’, according to Renault.
Not only is it better looking on the outside, it’s better equipped on the inside, too, with a 7 inch infotainment system and a host of driver aids.
A new horizontal dashboard catches the eye, with its ultra-modern appearance, as well as multiple storage spaces, while owners are promised completely redesigned seats built to enhance comfort and durability.
If you’ve ever spent time in a van, you’ll know reversing without really being able to see what’s going on behind you can result in some heart-in-mouth moments.
Thankfully the new Kangoo comes with a Permanent Rear View digital interior mirror, designed to fill the gaps where a bulkhead obscures natural rear-view vision.
And there’s more.
The 2021 version of the Kangoo also has a bigger payload than previous incarnations, with the standard model getting 3.3 cubic metres and the long wheelbase variant boasting 4.2 cubic metres of load space.
Meanwhile Renault has also promised better performance from its all-electric Kangoo.
At present, it’ll travel around 90 miles between charges. And while the firm hasn’t revealed precisely what the range will be on the updated model, Renault adds: “The All-New Renault Kangoo Z.E. allows professionals to benefit from a highly usable, environmentally compatible van that meets the challenges of urban mobility.”
The Kangoo isn’t available to order yet but further details are due to be announced at the beginning of 2021.
A Renault spokesperson said: “The All-New Kangoo promises to revolutionise its segment by complementing its practicality and versatility with an upmarket feel that is generated through a high level of standard equipment and new materials throughout.”
The Kangoo should prove as affordable to lease then as it is now.
The electric Kangoo can be yours for around £135 per month, excluding VAT, while the VW Caddy costs from around £195 per month, minus VAT.
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