2013 Renault KangooTHE Renault Kangoo Van has been given a mid-life facelift, with new family styling and a revised interior.

A new front bumper marks the van out from its predecessor, while Renault cites interior changes that raise the impression of quality. The van now has a noticeably different front end to its electric spin-off, the Kangoo Z.E, which gets its own bumper.

Also key among the revised Kangoo’s features are two highly efficient diesel engines with stop-start engine technology, both of which help to put the Kangoo right at the top of the small van class for efficiency.

2013 Renault KangooThe lower- and mid-powered engines share fuel efficiency figures of 65.7mpg combined, with emissions rated at 112g/km of CO2. A standard gear shift indicator helps drivers to identify when to change up in order to save fuel.

Additionally, a special user-selectable ‘Eco’ mode dampens the engine and throttle maps, providing less power and making it easier to drive efficiently. Renault cites a fuel economy increase of around 10% using this mode.

The range offers two wheelbase lengths, three versions of the popular 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine (74, 89 and 108bhp) and a choice of two- or five-seat versions of the Kangoo Maxi. The five-seat ‘Crew’ version features a rear seat that can be tipped forward to accommodate particularly long loads.

More evident spot-welds, better crimping quality for the door panels and greater precision in the application of body sealants are among the ‘impression of quality’ improvements. The cabin has also been given more soundproofing to help give a quieter ambience.

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