The new petrol Kangoo, with the new variant name of Compact, will also receive some safety equipment previously not available, including hill-start assist, cruise control and speed limiter and reverse parking sensors. The Kangoo also comes equipped with driver and passenger airbags, including side airbags. All standard wheelbase models now get a cargo mat for the load area, previously only offered as standard in the longer wheelbase turbo-diesel Maxi variant.
Like the long-wheelbase Kangoo Maxi, the standard-wheelbase Kangoo petrol range now also receives new safety and convenience features with the upgrade.
These include side airbags, reversing sensors, cruise control (with speed-limiter function), hill-start assist and Renault’s Grip Xtend feature, an extension of the stability control system, and a cargo area mat.
A comprehensive range of converted LCV products are also available to order, built by Renault and Renault-approved coachbuilders. The 100 per cent electric Twizy Cargo quadricycle is also a part of the LCV line-up – a different way of transporting smaller items around urban environments with zero emissions.
Groupe Renault, which comprises Renault cars, vans and Dacia, significantly outpaced the UK vehicle market during 2016, with sales totalling 137,436 vehicles for a market share of 4.5 per cent – up 7.9 per cent from the year before and outpacing a total market growth of 1.9 per cent. These results make Groupe Renault the fastest growing volume franchise in the UK, outperforming the overall market for the fourth consecutive year.