Renault Kangoo diesel to become the automatic choice.
Tradies young and not-so-young looking for comfort and convenience from their toolbox-on-wheels will be happy to learn that the smallest van in the Renault range is now available with a 6-speed automatic diesel powertrain.
The Kangoo diesel auto is super light on fuel (5.4L/100km on the combined cycle) but big on space, with 4m3 of load area in the back that doesn’t get wet in the rain, keeps your tools and gear safe and secure from prying eyes, and on a long run home takes much of the effort out of driving, especially slogging through traffic.
The much admired Kangoo drives and handles pretty much like a passenger car, which means it’s smooth and fun to drive, and the 6-speed automated gearbox slips through changes almost unnoticed.
Like all Kangoos, the diesel auto comes with standard, wide-opening rear barn doors and a sliding side door on each side, making access to the load area easy, convenient and removing the need to haul gear over the side of a tub or out of an expensive metal tool box. It also makes parking a breeze, with the cabin interior easily accessible from all sides.
The Kangoo diesel engine produces 81kW/240Nm of torque and also offers an ECO Mode, cutting fuel consumption by up to 10 per cent, for those keeping a close eye on their running costs.
As with the entire Renault Kangoo range, the diesel EDC variant will be offered with a 3-year/200,000km factory warranty and 3-years of Roadside Assistance, providing peace-of-mind. Service intervals are annual or every 15,000km and Renault’s Capped Price Servicing means the first three scheduled services cost only $439 each at any of the 56 Authorised Renault Dealers, nationwide.
“The Renault Kangoo is one of the most versatile and practical small vans, and it is very easy to drive,” says Lyndon Healey, Senior Model Line Manager for Renault LCV.
“It’s comfortable and roomy, and comes with a wide array of tradie-friendly features. And with our ownership reassurance package, we’re committed to keeping your running costs as low as possible.”