Renault has added a diesel powerplant to the Kangoo lineup. The new diesel-powered Kangoo comes with a 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine with 62kW of power at 3750rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1750rpm.
The engine is coupled to a five-speed manual transmission which gives the car a fuel economy of just 5.3 litres of diesel per 100km. Utilizing a 50-litre fuel tank, the Kangoo has a theoretical range of 900km.
The diesel model adds to the existing lineup which includes a 1.6-litre petrol (70Kw and 148Nm) with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto transmission.
Renault expects the Kango to appeal to small business owners looking for a car capable of carrying a decent payload (620kg). The car has a cargo space of 2.75m2 with a low loading sill of 605mm. The passenger seat can also fold flat to allow room for longer items.
Features include air-conditioning, CD-player, power steering, remote central locking, electric mirrors and windows, dual sliding side-doors and roof rails. There is also dual front side airbags, ABS and EBD.
|Kangoo 1.6litre petrol 5-spd manual||$20,990|
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