Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

2015 KANGOO FEATURES NEW BRAND IDENTITY AND NEW OPTIONAL SLIDING SIDE DOOR FOR EASIER ACCESS

Known for its robustness, comfort, fuel economy and safety, model features new brand identity, new interior trim, ABS and dual front air bags.

Offering the segment’s most affordable sliding side door that enables easy access to the load area, the Kangoo also provides best-in-class carrying capacity (800 kg), in addition to asymmetric rear doors with a wide opening angle of 180°.

“The Kangoo is a great choice for different professional users, such as merchants, fleet owners and service providers, who need to carry small or medium-sized loads. Renault has developed a wide range of conversions for business users in association with approved coachbuilders: fridge vans, ambulances, etc. By offering a cheaper sliding side door, we are providing an affordable way of making users’ lives easier, providing better access to the load area. This means faster loading and unloading”, says Bruno Hohmann, marketing director at Renault Brazil.

The Renault Kangoo was ranked second in the small van segment in 2012. In 2013, it had 17.5% of market share, up 4.7% from 2012, while the segment was down 15.1%. This is the best result reported by the model in the domestic market since its commercial launch, in 2000.

For cost-conscious customers, the 2015 Kangoo is rated “A” according to the Fuel Efficiency Labeling Program, implemented by the Brazilian Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) and the National Council for the Environment (CONAMA). Developing increasingly efficient powertrains is in Renault’s genes and is part of the company’s history. With 12 World Constructors’ Titles, its commitment to Formula One is also used as a laboratory to test new technologies that are later applied to production models.

Powertrain choices include the 1.6-liter 16-valve dual fuel engine that delivers 98.3 hp on ethanol and 95 hp on gas @ 5,000 rpm. Maximum torque reaches 15.3 kgfm on ethanol and 15.1 kgfm on gas, @ 3,750 rpm.

Changes to the latest version extend to the interior, as well. A wide selection of comfortable and hard-wearing fittings and includes dark carbon door panels.

With three options of body colors (solid white, metallic star silver and metallic quartz grey), the 2015 Kangoo is offered from R$ 40,850.

RENAULT PRO+ OFFERS TAILORED SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL CUSTOMERS AND FLEET OWNERS

With 53 stores across the country, the Renault Pro+ is a new program channeled into professional customers, fleet owners and all those who use their vehicle for professional purposes.

Thanks to collaboration with Renault dealerships nationwide, the Renault Pro+ service is targeted at small, medium or large companies, offering sales and after-sales services, from the receptionist to the mechanic.

Customers may also rely on the Renault Assistance, a roadside and breakdown assistance service available 24/7. If your vehicle breaks down, the Renault Assistance will bring help for a prompt local repair at the roadside. If your vehicle cannot be repaired immediately, it will be transported to the nearest authorized Renault dealer.

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