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Renault Kangoo gets a facelift

Renault has just revealed the look of the updated Kangoo model, just ahead of its official launch in Europe in April.

The new Kangoo design fully embraces the manufacturer’s new design language, the facelift featuring a remodeled grille with a very prominent badge alongside restyled headlights, as well as tail-light lenses, wheel covers and new door mirrors.

The interior features a revamped gloss black centre console reminiscent of the new Clio and Captur models and a redesigned steering wheel – the carmaker is definitely heightening the impression of quality with the updated Kangoo.

The French carmaker has said that it has been working for several months on the quality enhancements for the Kangoo, and suggest as a hallmark of this for people to carefully look at the quality of the spot-weld finishes, the door panel crimping as well as the precision of the body sealant application and the enhanced acoustics resulted from better sound proofing.

All variants of the Kangoo will now benefit from USB and Bluetooth connectivity, with the high-grade models also featuring the brand’s R-Link infotainment system alongside TomTom satellite navigation and downloadable applications.

We should also mention that the new Kangoo also comes with Renault’s upgraded electronic stability control system that integrates features such as hill start assist and “Grip Xtend”.

As far as engine options go, the 63kW/200Nm 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel option and the 78kW/148Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol one will still be available while also adding the dCi75 and dCi90 diesel engines with start-stop technology to the mix – the technology reduces the combined cycle fuel consumption of both versions to 4.3 litres per 100km.

The upgraded Kangoo will continue to be exclusively produced at Renault’s MCA de Maubeuge plant in France.

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