Put the word Grand in front of a nameplate and you'll likely be looking at something from the Chrysler stable: a Jeep Grand Cherokee, for example, or a Dodge Grand Caravan. But Auburn Hills isn't the only automaker to use the moniker: so does Renault, as in the Grand Scenic, Grand Modus, Grand Espace, and this latest release.

The Grand Kangoo is based, as you might have guessed, on the Kangoo commercial van, but has been configured for passenger use. Seven passengers, to be precise. Easily among the smallest seven-passenger vehicles on the market anywhere, the Grand Kangoo features a highly modular and adaptable cabin that ought to make it a popular choice for those who need the flexibility to carry larger-than-usual loads of cargo or a large family, but not so much in the style department.

European buyers can opt for two levels of output from the 1.5liter dCi engine with either 90 horsepower or 110, and two trim levels, with prices starting at €20,750 (in France, inclusive of taxes) and order books opening next month. See the press release after the break.
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Renault Grand Kangoo: prices and specifications (French market)
March 29, 2012

- To mark the start of spring, Renault is to extend its 'ludospace' line-up with the introduction of Grand Kangoo.

- Two extra independent, removable seats make this model a genuine seven seater. The rearmost passengers benefit from unrivalled knee room, elbow room and comfort.

- Grand Kangoo is notably designed for families, administrations and business customers looking for a multi-purpose vehicle with an extremely modular interior. The high number of layout combinations makes it possible to adjust the cabin precisely to the number of people and/or the amount of cargo being carried.

- The seven-seat version will be available initially. Order books are due to open at the beginning of April, with prices in France starting from €20,750.

Grand Kangoo, the latest addition to the Renault range, can carry up to seven people in optimum comfort. Its exceptionally modular interior permits its cabin layout to be adjusted to meet all situations and to match the number of people and/or the amount of cargo being carried. Its 1.5 dCi engine is available in a choice of two power outputs (90hp or 110hp) and, like the entire Kangoo range, the newcomer is made at Renault's MCA plant in Maubeuge, France. The seven-seat version of Grand Kangoo is due to go on sale at the beginning of April in France.

Tax-paid prices – Grand Kangoo (in France)

Version Authentique Privilège
Engine dCi 90 dCi 110 dCi 90 dCi 110
CO2 emissions (g/km) 135 144 135 144
Combined cycle fuel consumption (litres/100km) 5.1 5.5 5.1 5.5
Tax-paid price 20,750 21,450 22,550 23,250

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Guillaume Séguin
      • 2 Years Ago
      In Ireland we also have the Grand Megane and the Grand Clio (these are actually the Wagon models, but their names is specific for this market). Everything is just Grand here :)
      • 2 Years Ago
      Renault has an Uglification department. The way it balloons out around the window and wheel arches make it look like a marshmallow you put in the microwave...
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love this little thing, so useful.
      • 2 Years Ago
      My personal favorite for the Kangoo line is the BeBop. I want one very badly. http://be5.up.seesaa.net/image/Renault-Kangoo-Be-Bop-23.jpg
        • 2 Years Ago
        That's actually a very descriptive name. Sounds like what an alien would call a minivan coupe.
      Big Squid
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Grand Kangoo" is an excellent name for a vehicle that looks like that.
      That Kid
      • 2 Years Ago
      As much as most other people may hate them, I have always had a soft spot for oddball practical vehicles like this. It's so much passenger and cargo capacity in such a small and efficient package. If it weren't for vanity and the American obsession with bigness and seeing over all the normal sized cars on the road, I feel like most people who feel the need to buy an SUV or minivan would buy something more like this.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks a little like what would happen if you crossed a minivan and a Nissan Cube. BTW, Pontiac had a Grand Am, and Mercury had the Grand Marquis.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Pontiac also had the Grand Prix but Grand Am and Grand Prix were named after car races or series. They didn't have the Prix or the Am like Caravan or Cherokee. Not exactly apples to apples comparison.
      • 2 Years Ago
      As long as it doesn't come here.
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Renault launches new horrible piece of crap" I fixed your headline.
      Bounyong Pathoumthon
      • 2 Years Ago
      its just a stretched nissan cube, seeing that renault owns nissan and they share many platforms and engines
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bounyong Pathoumthon
        wrong the Nissan Cube is based on Renaluts BO platform and the Kangoo is based on the Renault C platform (shared with Nissan Qasqhai, X-Trail etc.) ..the C Platform used for the Kangoo is the one used for the Grand Senic. For this one they streched the C Platform
      • 2 Years Ago
      At least our minivans aren't this ugly here in the 'States...
      Benjamin Roethig
      • 2 Years Ago
      The extended length makes it look a little less awkward.
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