Renault has sharpened the appeal of its Kangoo van with a new options pack designed to make it more passenger friendly.
Called the Lifestyle Pack, it contains “visual, comfort, technology and privacy features” for a $1290 premium over the regular Kangoo.
As an options pack skewed toward passengers, the Lifestyle Pack is only available with the five-seat Kangoo Maxi Crew van which is usually priced from $29,490 plus on-road costs.
Renault calls it a “work-and-play” pack, with features including the R-LINK audio and navigation system with digital radio operated through a seven-inch touchscreen.
There’s rear ventilation vents for second-row passengers, and rear side windows are available through dealers for an additional $290 plus fitting.
The interior also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, while the exterior boasts colour-coded bumpers, tinted privacy glass and gloss-black door mirrors.
Power for the Maxi Crew comes from a 1.5 litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine making 81kW and 240Nm, matched with a six-speed manual gearbox. The official fuel figure is 4.7 l/100km.
Renault adds that all Kangoos built after June of this year are now equipped with driver and front passenger side airbags, along with rear parking sensors.
“The Kangoo Lifestyle Pack gives customers an added level of comfort and style for a working vehicle that can also double as weekend family transport,” Renault Australia’s Lyndon Healey said.
“Even when configured to carry five adults there is still good load space behind the rear seats, and with the optional rear side windows fitted, the van looks and feels like a family car. In fact, the Kangoo Maxi Crew Lifestyle could earn its keep as a highly efficient taxi, premium airport shuttle or multi-role courier vehicle.”
Mr Healey said the Kangoo is based on the platform of the Scenic - a people-mover not available from Renault in Australia - making it ideal for use as a passenger van as well as a load-carrying workhorse.
The 2016 Renault Kangoo with Lifestyle Pack is available now, backed by Renault’s three-year, 200,000km warranty, three-year roadside assist program and capped-price servicing.
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