The 3rd version of the Renault Kangoo minivan just got a larger 7-seater model for those who don’t wish to compromise on space or practicality. Its 2024 Renault Grand Kangoo debuted at the IAA Mobility 2023 show in Munich and offers diesel, petrol, and fully electric powertrains.
The minivan segment that is based on the LCV market has gotten heated with competitors such as the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Opel Combo Life, and Toyota Proace City quadruplets already providing a long-wheelbase variant. In this context, Renault expands its lineup by introducing the Grand Kangoo, which is Grand Kangoo as a larger alternative to the regular version.
2024 Renault Grand Kangoo Review
The company hasn’t announced details about the size of its Grand Kangoo. But, based on the almost similar Kangoo L2 Van, the version should be 4,910 mm (193.3 inches) in length with a wheelbase of 3,100 millimeters (122.0 inches). This is 424 millimeters (16.7 inches) more than the regular Kangoo with 384 millimeters (15.1 inches) of additional space between the rear and front axles.
Adults with 500 pounds (17.7 cubic feet) of storage space. The five rear seats slide, fold with a retractable mechanism, and are accessible, which means that the boot will expand to an impressive 3.750 tons (132.4 cubic feet) making it possible to transform the vehicle into a commercial vehicle. If you fold down the front seat, it can accommodate objects with a length that exceeds 3.11 meters (122.4 inches). In addition, there are an additional 58 Lt (2 cubic feet) of storage space in the cabin with a sliding drawer as well as underfloor compartments on the 2nd row.
Renault boasts of the world’s best 164 millimeters (6.5 inches) of knee space within row 3 and also the ease of access. This is due to the larger sliding doors, measuring 83 cm (32.7 inches) which is 18 centimeters (7.1 inches) larger than the doors in the Kangoo. The tailgate comes in regular and glazed versions. For childcare professionals or for families that recently were blessed with the joy of having quintuplets (5 babies) The Grand Kangoo has 5 seats equipped with Isofix points.
Renault provides three trim levels to the minivan: the beginning-level Authentic as well as the Equilibre and the family-friendly Techno. Much like its exterior styling (minus the doors at the rear and the wider wheelbase) the dashboard is taken from the original Kangoo. The available accents made of dark brushed wood attempt to disguise the LCV origins, such as the touchscreen that measures 10 inches as well as the freestanding infotainment display. 14 different ADAS systems offer you the Grand Kangoo Level 2 autonomous capability.
The brand new Grand Kangoo offers the option of diesel, petrol, and electric. Starting with Euro 6E-compliant combustion engines the 1.3-liter petrol engine produces 128 horsepower (96 kW/130 PS) and is connected to a manual 6-speed or a seven-speed EDC automated. The 1.5-liter diesel engine is capable of producing 95 hp (71 kW/96 PS) and is only available with a manual 6-speed.
The highlight of the line is the emission-free Grand Kangoo E-Tech coming with an electric motor that can produce up to 120 horsepower (90 kW/122 PS) and 245 Nm (181 lb-ft) of torque. In it the Eco setting, the power is restricted to 75 HP (56 kW/76 PS) and prioritizes the range. In addition, the 45 kWh lithium-ion batteries are suitable for the WLTP capacity of 265km (165 miles). With AC chargers with 80kW, this Grand Kangoo can replenish 80 km (50 miles) of range within one hour of charge. To ensure your peace of mind, Renault offers 8 year or 160,000 miles of guarantee for the battery that will be replaced at no cost if the State Of Health (SoH) is less than 70 percent.
2024 Renault Grand Kangoo Rumors
The brand new 2024 Renault Grand Kangoo will be produced at the Maubeuge factory located in Northern France, alongside the regular Kangoo and the mechanically-related vans manufactured by Nissan and Mercedes-Benz as well as the new Renault 4. However, the electric motor as well as chargers for the Kangoo E-Tech is expected to be delivered from the Cleon factory located in Normandy.
The ordering books on the Renault Grand Kangoo will open by the close of 2023 and the first deliveries are expected by the beginning of 2024. Pricing is yet to be disclosed, but it’s reasonable to believe that the Grand Kangoo will be more expensive than the regular Kangoo. Since the introduction of the Kangoo’s first model the year 1997 Renault has sold 4.4 million copies of Kangoo across 50 countries.