2012 Renault Grand Kangoo

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