Although we do not see it, the commercial automobiles It represents a large income for both the automotive companies and the companies that buy them in order to increase their revenues. Only in Mexico, according to data provided by RenaultIn 2018, about 46,000 vans were sold.
With this in mind and with the slogan "Move your ideas, move your business", the French brand presented during the event in Mexico City the renewed Kangoo 2019 with this, although it seeks to businessmen, merchants and flotillas They need a small commercial vehicle to boost their business.
Among its most obvious modifications is the elongation of the brand's distinctive diamond which gives the effect of a more robust grid. In addition, now the van is 90 mm wide and 368 mm more, carrying its cargo space to 3.3 cubic meters and its capacity to 750 pounds, one hundred more than in the previous version. However, it retains distinctive features of the vehicle, as well as Asymmetrical sliding doors.
Speaking of its mechanical capabilities, Renault Kangoo 2019 carries a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine in the distribution chain that gives a power of 115 horsepower and pound-feet of torque, all coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. These benefits offer a consumption of 16.6 kilometers per liter in mixed cycle.
The strong card of this renewed model It arrives at the safety for the customer, ie in its guarantee, since the French manufacturer extends this up to four years in spite of the mileage that it reaches. Thus, they expect to have a 15% stake in the small vans sub-segment, which in total would be more than 2 thousand units sold.
Manufactured on a Dacia platform at the Santa Isabel plant in Argentina, it comes to our country in the Intense and Intense Plus versions with prices of 249 thousand 900 and 259 thousand 900 pesos, respectively. Both come standard with front airbags (driver and passenger), ABS brakes and stability control (ESP), distinguish the superior version of a radio, audio control on the steering wheel and assistant climbs.
Renault offered some ideas on how this commercial vehicle could be used Photo: Carlos Landetta
Kangoo is already available from resellers Renault as a model year 2019, and in September will start selling in 2020. This time, will not arrive with a passenger version, as the company believes that there are no market conditions for this and, in the future, may consider the arrival of options in vans.