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    After several delays, Renault’s new-generation small electric van is finally coming to Australia.

    The 2024 Renault Kangoo E-Tech will arrive in Australia in February in short-wheelbase form, priced at $61,990 before on-road costs.

    The long-wheelbase version will follow later in 2024, priced from $63,990 before on-road costs.

    That makes it considerably more expensive than the defunct Kangoo Z.E., which retailed for $50,390 before on-road costs.

    The new model, however, has considerably more power and range. The 33kWh battery is gone, with a new 45kWh lithium-ion battery sitting under the vehicle.

    Range is up from 200km to 285km (WLTP), and the Kangoo E-Tech’s electric motor produces 90kW and 245Nm – up 46kW and 20Nm.

    While Renault was early to this segment in Australia, bringing the old Kangoo Z.E. here in 2017, it sold under 200 vehicles during the van’s run here.

    It now faces competition from not only the Peugeot e-Partner launched this year, but also the larger LDV eDeliver 7 due here early in 2024.

    Pricing

    • 2024 Renault Kangoo E-Tech SWB: $61,990
    • 2024 Renault Kangoo E-Tech LWB: $63,990

    All prices exclude on-road costs.

    Drivetrains

    The Renault Kangoo E-Tech features a front-mounted electric motor with 90kW of power and 245Nm of torque.

    Efficiency

    The Kangoo E-Tech has 285km of range on the WLTP cycle regardless of body length, with claimed energy consumption of 15.79kWh/100km.

    It can be charged at up to 22kW on AC power and 80kW on DC power.

    Dimensions

    SWB

    The Kangoo E-Tech SWB measures 4488mm long, 1859mm wide (2159mm including the mirrors) and 1830mm tall on a 2716mm wheelbase.

    Cargo bay length is 1806mm, with a height of 1215mm and a width between the wheel arches of 1248mm. All up, load volume is 3.3m3.

    The SWB has a payload of 423kg and a kerb weight of 1707kg.

    LWB

    The Kangoo E-Tech LWB measures 4910mm long, 1859mm wide (2159mm including the mirrors) and 1830mm tall on a 3100mm wheelbase.

    Cargo bay length is 2230mm, with a height of 1215mm and a width between the wheel arches of 1248mm. All up, load volume is 4.2m3.

    The LWB has a payload of 668kg and a kerb weight of 1822kg.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Kangoo E-Tech is backed by a five-year, 100,000km warranty and an eight-year, 160,000km battery warranty.

    Renault hasn’t published service pricing yet.

    Safety

    The Renault Kangoo E-Tech doesn’t yet have an ANCAP rating, though the related people mover version has a four-star rating from Euro NCAP.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Reversing camera
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Front and front-side airbags

    Blind-spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition and a driver attention alert are included in the Peace of Mind Pack detailed further down; adaptive cruise control can be found in a separate Business Pack.

    Standard Equipment

    Standard equipment includes:

    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • 4.2-inch instrument cluster screen
    • Cruise control and speed limiter
    • 1 x front 12V outlet
    • 3 x USB ports
    • 2 x cupholders
    • Overhead cabin storage shelf and dashboard storage
    • Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel
    • Climate control
    • Cloth upholstery
    • Smartphone dock
    • Automatic halogen headlights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Electric parking brake
    • Reach and height adjustable driver’s seat
    • 16-inch steel wheels
    • Dual sliding doors
    • Rear 180-degree opening barn doors
    • 6 x tie-down points
    • Glazed steel bulkhead
    • Mid-height cargo lining

    Options

    The Trade Pack ($1200) adds:

    • Timber floor lining
    • Full height wall lining
    • Underbody protection
    • Cargo area LED lighting

    The Peace of Mind Pack ($1500) adds:

    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Driver attention alert
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Satellite navigation
    • Traffic sign recognition with overspeed alert

    The Business Pack ($3200) adds:

    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Hands-free key card access
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Centre console with armrest and storage
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Tinted barn door glass
    • LED headlights
    • Front fog lights

    Standalone options include:

    • Glazed sliding doors: $400
    • Digital rear-view camera mirror: $800
    • Right sliding door delete: no-cost option; SWB only
    • Body-coloured bumpers: $400; SWB only
    • 80kW DC fast charger: $1600

    Colours

    Mineral White and Urban Grey solid finishes are standard, with the following metallic finishes each costing $800:

    • Diamond Black
    • Oyster Grey
    • Highland Grey
    • Carmin Red

    MORE: Everything Renault Kangoo

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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