Pricing and spec announced for new Renault Kangoo Van Maxi & Trafic Phase 3
Representing the third model in Renault's compact van range, the new long wheelbase version of the Kangoo Van, called Maxi, is available in standard panel and Crew Van guises.
The newcomer is offered in five versions, costing £550 more than the equivalent standard wheelbase Kangoo Van with the same engine, from £12,590 to £13,590, excluding VAT and on-the-road charges. The latest additions offer a third larger load capacity than their smaller sibling – 4m3 in two-seat form (rising to 4.6m3 with folding passenger seat), plus a payload of 800kg. In five-seat Crew Van form, this same load capacity remains when the rear seat bench and passenger seat have been folded. With the luggage retention net in place and the rear three seats upright, the five-seat version offers a load volume of 1.1 m3 up to the height of the rear seats, with a slight fall of 60kg in payload.
The model retains the core equipment specification of the current Compact and Kangoo Van models and includes 2x15W radio CD MP3 with fingertip remote control and aux point, ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters, remote central locking and deadlocking and full steel bulkhead for the entry-level LL model.
As a result of the extended wheelbase, a new Crew Van version of Kangoo Van also debuts in the UK, in a single LL21 dCi 85 version, costing £13,390 excluding VAT. Offering a load capacity of up to 4.6m³, the multi-purpose five-seater benefits from twin unglazed side loading doors, protective luggage net and two further floor-mounted load anchorage points, taking the tally to eight.
Two variants of the 1.5-litre diesel engine, in 85 and 105hp, are available across five versions of the full Kangoo Van Maxi range. All of the dCi 85-powered versions are eligible for the Renault eco² signature.
Renault has also announced pricing for the facelifted Phase 3 version of its best-selling van in the UK, Trafic. Prices for the panel van range come in at £16,400 to £21,650, and Crew Vans £18,750 to £22,450, excluding VAT and on-the-road charges.
A total of 42 versions are available in the Trafic Phase 3 range, covering every short and long wheelbase, low and high roof configuration, to offer total load volumes from 5m³ to 8.36m³.
The revised versions each come with diesel powertrains in either 90, 115 or 150hp form. They all drive through six-speed manual gearboxes as standard, bar the automated manual Quickshift6 versions.
Standard equipment includes full steel bulkhead, remote central locking with deadlocking and R.A.I.D. (Renault Anti-Intruder Device door locking above 5 mph) and Bluetooth and Carminat TomTom satellite navigation.For more of the latest industry news, click here.