Renault expands Kangoo line-up with a Maxi
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18th March, 2013
Renault Australia is providing even more value for light commercial van
buyers with the debut of the long wheelbase Maxi model. A new short wheelbase manual transmission petrol model joins the
Kangoo range, bringing the entry pricing down to $20,990*. At the same time the specification of the petrol automatic
model is revised to reflect a new, lower, starting price of $22,990*.
The new Renault Kangoo Maxi turbo-diesel model is powered by a 25% more powerful version of the proven and frugal
four-cylinder previously used, now developing 82kW and 240Nm of torque. The Renault Kangoo Maxi also delivers 33% more
cargo capacity at 4.0 cubic metres, and 25% more carrying capacity (800kg vs 650kg).
The Kangoo Maxi is 384mm longer than the short wheelbase turbo-diesel model it replaces, and shifts up a gear to offer
six manually selected speeds.
The Renault Kangoo Maxi continues the tradition of delivering excellent fuel economy; with a combined fuel rating
figure of just 5.5-litres per 100km.
There are sliding doors on either side as standard, and twin barn doors on the rear, though a tailgate is available as
an affordable option.
The Renault Kangoo Maxi starts at a manufacturer’s list price of $24,990*.
Joining the new Renault Kangoo Maxi in the 2013 Kangoo family is a light and smooth shifting five-speed manual gearbox
for the new 1.6-litre petrol short wheelbase entry model. Fuel consumption is a meagre 7.7-litres per 100km.
This new short wheelbase petrol manual Kangoo also comes with a highly competitive price of $20,990*. This makes it
one of the most affordable light vans on the market.
It offers the same 3.0-cubic metre carrying capacity and a 650kg payload as the existing automatic transmission
petrol-powered version. Dual side sliding doors are now standard fit on all new Kangoos.
In addition to the productivity and convenience enhancing dual side sliding doors, the Renault Kangoo range is now
supplied with unpainted bumpers front and rear, to better cope with the bump and grind of urban delivery duties. Small
plastic wheel centre caps, and unpainted, manual door mirrors, are also fitted in order to meet market expectations for
affordable replacement parts.
Bumpers, wheels and door mirrors are the most often damaged components, so by reverting to unpainted bumpers, deleting
wheel covers and painted mirror backs, Renault is able to replace damaged components quickly and very affordably,
reducing downtime for operators.
Renault has also developed two option packs to give customers plenty of choice in their vehicle’s specification.
The new Pro Pack costs $2,000* and adds integrated satellite navigation, rear park assist, AS4034 compliant cargo
barrier and cargo area plastic lining (for wall and floor).
The Premium Pack has an MLP of $3,000* and features integrated satellite navigation, rear park assist, side airbags,
body colour bumpers, fog lamps, height-adjustable driver’s seat, electric door mirrors and a non-slip timber floor.
Petrol models add 15-inch light alloy wheels with the Premium Pack, while the turbo-diesel Maxi has full wheel covers on
Many of these features remain available as individual options. The unique ‘Girafon’ sliding roof flap, a glazed
tailgate, glazed sliding doors or delete sliding doors are also available as individual customer-order options.
“The arrival of the new Renault Kangoo Maxi opens up many additional possibilities for us in the light commercial
market,” said Lyndon Healey, LCV Brand Manager at Renault Australia.
“Plus, the repositioning of the automatic transmission petrol model and a new entry manual transmission petrol
model mean that we are able to deliver what our market has told us it wants.”
“We enjoyed a very successful year in 2012, with LCV sales up more than 98%. The arrival of the Maxi and the new
manual petrol short wheelbase version with its appealing starting price, allow us to expand the appeal of the Kangoo far
more than before.”
“By creating two option packs we are giving customers a very affordable way to equip these vehicles to ideally
match their needs. We took on board comments from customers and prospects when we created the specification of these new
vehicles, and so we are confident these newcomers will continue the success of the Kangoo in Australia.”
“The Kangoo offers very high levels of driver comfort because it is built on a passenger car chassis, and with its
frugal and efficient engines, it keeps customer satisfaction high, and running costs low.”
“We have also just made Capped Price Servicing at $349 per scheduled service for three years a regular feature of
the Renault LCV line-up, so when coupled with our three year/200,000km factory warranty and our ever-expanding dealer
network, we expert to see many more business operators than ever selecting a Renault Kangoo for their urban delivery
duties,” he said.
“Meanwhile, in Europe, Renault continued its unbroken 15-year run as the best-selling LCV brand at the end of 2012.
We will be leveraging all this market-leading know-how to ensure that our LCV customers in Australia understand exactly
why Renault is Europe’s best-loved LCV brand.”
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are