Review Renault Kangoo Maxi New car

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RENAULT Kangoo Maxi Z.E

Review of the new Renault Kangoo



(7.3 out of 10)

REVIEW 21 май 2010

A longer Kangoo van be just what some are looking for. Steve checks out the Maxi.


are terrible days in every van life when the cargo needs to be moved won’t fit in the van has to move it. In such a situation, are only two realistic ways to go: cargo or more van. is hoping that it can persuade to take that latter with the Kangoo Maxi.

model is identical to the standard Kangoo in every way: just a little bit longer.

was already unusual in the compact van because it offered two versions of its van from the outset — the Kangoo Compact and the lengthier Today, the Kangoo Maxi above the Kangoo offering a load length and a larger capacity. It could be the ideal for operators looking to minimise the when the things they to carry won’t fit.

It’s the popular 1.5-litre dCi engines that form the of the Kangoo Maxi range. are familiar units used the manufacturer’s line-up and 85bhp or versions are offered. The less diesel doesn’t move the with any great zest and can harsh when pushed the upper realms of the rev range.

The version feels stronger and is the to choose if big mileages are on your

The Kangoo’s underpinnings are borrowed Renault’s Scenic passenger car and origins are felt out on the road. The is more compliant and forgiving the worst surface imperfections we’ve come to expect in a van but the flipside is that body-control is a wayward when you press the into corners. The longer of the Kangoo Maxi helps it a more composed ride and package than the shorter which bounce around far

.operators should appreciate its no offer of a Kangoo with capacity

On the downside, the turning increases with the extra but most drivers will notice, the Kangoo always manoeuvrable for its size. All models great forward visibility of the extensive windscreen and truncated while the well-weighted steering and gearchange also impress.

will be the crux of many buying decisions, the Compact being significantly smaller the standard Kangoo and the Maxi significantly larger than with its 4m3 load volume an increase of 1m3. The maximum remains the same as heavy versions of the Kangoo at 800kg.

has aimed to bring elements of its MPV to the Kangoo’s interior, creating it likes to refer to as a ‘mobile concept. There’s certainly a quota of storage options in both models with door pockets, an A4-sized in the dashboard complete with pen and a 13-litre overhead shelf.

RENAULT Kangoo Maxi Z.E

The basic dashboard design is wholesale from the Scenic MPV its two-tone finish and dash-mounted By the standards of the compact van market, of fit and finish is impressive. There’s an upright driving position facilitates easy entries and

An enormous amount of headroom is in the front of the Kangoo, enough so all kinds of elaborate headgear be accommodated should the occasion The space for driver and passenger is than adequate in other too, with only the legroom (restricted by the sloping giving cause for concern.

The point of access to the cargo in the Kangoo Maxi is the asymmetrically-split doors. These open to a 90 angle but releasing a catch allows them to swing out to 180 The sliding side door is offered and this opens to a 635mm aperture with a tug on the chunky handle. There are bulkhead options including a grill that swings to increase the payload capacity and a flap is also available so items can be poked out through the at the rear of the van.

Eight load lashing are provided for the securing of cargo.

Renault has been designed to operating costs in all its forms. As as the economical engines and the long intervals, the wings are made of a material so they’re cheaper to Various small design have also been to cut labour time needed in the process.

The Maxi version of the kicks off at around £12,500 means that there’s a of £550 for its extra carrying over the standard model. A van version is also offered a second row of seating and a load of 1.1m3 behind that. All Maxi models come a CD stereo with controls on the column, remote central and a full steel bulkhead.

Safety equipment includes an ABS system with brake and MSR torque overrun regulation, a airbag and pretensioner seatbelts. ASR control and ESC stability control are as options.

The Maxi version of the is designed to fill the hole at the top of the range by going head to with the largest compact on the market. It’s one step small panel vans Renault’s own Trafic and a direct to the largest versions of Citroen’s Ford’s Transit Connect and the Caddy.

There’s nothing too about the Renault Kangoo but operators should appreciate its no offer of a Kangoo with capacity. If you can’t carry you need to in a standard Kangoo, model might be the answer.

Renault is one of the most comfortable and options in the compact van class and it impresses with its build The soft suspension means isn’t as sharp as in some of the and the engines major in economy than performance. Still, the capacity of the Maxi model adds something to the Kangoo which was already one of the most on the market.

RENAULT Kangoo Maxi Z.E
RENAULT Kangoo Maxi Z.E
RENAULT Kangoo Maxi Z.E
RENAULT Kangoo Maxi Z.E
RENAULT Kangoo Maxi Z.E
RENAULT Kangoo Maxi Z.E

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