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2009 Renault New Kangoo news, pictures, and information
NEW KANGOO: MORE PRACTICAL, MORE COMFORTABLEAt 4,213mm in length, New Kangoo's resolutely contemporary, affable, cheery lines exert a strong appeal. Its short, chunky front end frees up space for the bright, airy passenger cabin, which is further enhanced by its steeply-raked MPV-style windscreen. Some versions have popopen windows, and other others electric ones. All have large doors which open onto a comprehensively reworked interior.
New Kangoo emphasizes well-being and ride comfort.
For improved ride pleasure, a number of features have been upgraded. With its outstanding roominess, New Kangoo has put the onus on space and the shared ride experience. It is 180mm longer than its predecessor and that extra length has been lavished on the cabin, where more volume gives the five occupants more room and more comfort! Resolutely contemporary and featuring a more ergonomic design, the dashboard resembles an MPV's, while the cabin has been refitted and finished wîth quality materials. New Kangoo boasts standards of thermal and acoustic comfort worthy of an MPV. Some versions feature automatic climate control. Air is evenly distributed at both front and rear thanks to the design of the circuit, which has outlets at each passenger's feet. To ensure acoustic comfort, engineers have used the same techniques as for the rest of the range.
New Kangoo takes an ingenious approach to modularity
With its practical design dedicated to the pursuit of leisure, it brings to the §egmènt a novel touch of ergonomic design, roominess, and user-friendliness. Its 60:40 split-fold rear bench folds down easily in one fell swoop to form a flat load space. On some versions the front passenger seat can fold down in the same way, Payload can thus be boosted from 660 litres to 2,866 litres.
What's more, in this configuration the vehicle can carry objects that are 2.5m long. New Kangoo's interior boasts up to 77 litres of stowage space, which includes 24 litres in handy aircraft-style stowage compartments for the rear passengers. It also debuts innovative longitudinal roof bars that convert into a luggage rack. No tools are needed and the rack can take loads of up to 80kg.
New Kangoo comes complete wîth a diverse and comprehensive range of reliable powertrain packages to meet the needs of all motorists: two petrol engines and one diesel, and three different outputs. This offering is firmly built on strong values like robustness, reliability, economy, and respect for the environment. The New Kangoo 1.5 dCi 105 (78kW) will offer consumers a diesel engine wîth particulate filter from launch-day-one. Both other 1.5 dCi powertrains (70hp/50 kW and 85/63kW) fulfil Renault's eco2 commitment, wîth CO2 emissions lower than 140g/km.
|Engine : 1.6 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 105 hp
Torque: 109 ft-lbs
Engine : 1.5 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 102 hp
Torque: 177 ft-lbs
Engine : 1.5 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 67 hp
Torque: 136 ft-lbs
For the safety of its occupants, New Kangoo benefits from state-of-the-art driver assistance systems, most of which originate in the §egmènts above. They include cruise control/speed limiter, automatic headlamp actuation, and wipers wîth automatic rain sensors, none of which was available on the previous model. New Kangoo also has between two and six airbags, seat belts wîth pretensioners and load limiters, and anti-submarining humps in the front and back seats, as well as three seats wîth Isofix anchorage points (depending on the version).Source - Renault
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