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Renault announces updates to Kangoo Van Z.E.

The range includes both diesel and Z.E. panel vans, which are available with a choice of two different wheelbases, load bay lengths and cargo capacities. In addition, crew vans are offered in standard or Maxi format, with the option of Maxi Cab specification.

Under the changes, every model now receives DAB radio with Bluetooth, USB and AUX ports as standard. In addition, all Kangoo Van Z.E. panel vans will now have a full steel bulkhead while in Crew Van Cab models, the bulkhead offers multi-positional functionality to vary passenger and cargo space.      

New features specific to the Maxi Crew Van and Maxi Crew Van Cab include left and right side sliding doors, interior side panel and an extra row of three folding passenger seats split one-third/two-thirds. 

In addition the Kangoo Van Z.E. also comes with a wall-mounted (Type 2, Mode 3) charging cable, a recharging socket (up to 16amp), Z.E. onboard computer, Z.E. Voice cabin pre-heating/pre-cooling and low rolling resistance tyres. 

Electric Kangoo models now also receive the Renault Z.E. Voice technology as standard, which alerts pedestrians or cyclists to the vehicle’s approach when travelling below 18mph. 

The new range also sees the introduction of the Business trim already seen on the Trafic and Master. Standard equipment includes ECO mode, load area lighting, roof bar fixings, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Hill Start Assist and Grip Xtend, electric front windows, Titanium upholstery, electric variable power steering, a front 12-volt power socket, grey side protection moulds, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), a driver’s airbag a height-adjustable driver’s seat, deadlocks, the Renault anti-intruder device (R.A.I.D.) and remote central locking.

Kangoo Z.E. models remain priced from £16,161 (purchase) or £12,994 (battery hire) plus VAT including the Government’s Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG). Battery-hire schemes are available from £33 per month excluding VAT for between 6,000 and 12,000 miles a year. 

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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