The Renault Kangoo and the Renault Kangoo Express are a range of leisure activity vehicles and light commercial vehicles manufactured and marketed by Renault across two generations since 1997. As of December 2018[update], the electric variant, the Renault Kangoo Z.E., is the world's top selling all electric light utility vehicle, with global sales of 38,527 units, since its inception in 2011.
The Kangoo is manufactured at the MCA plant in Maubeuge, France and Casablanca, Morocco. The version for the ASEAN markets was assembled by the Malaysian Tan Chong Euro Cars in its Segambut plant.
The first generation model was marketed as a rebadged variant by Nissan in Europe as the Nissan Kubistar until the end of 2009, in other Spanish-parlant countries has retained his original designation, when it was replaced by the Nissan NV200. In September 2012, Mercedes-Benz began marketing a rebadged variant of the second generation Kangoo as the Mercedes-Benz Citan.
The first generation Kangoo was introduced in October 1997 and was facelifted in March 2003, with new front end nose styling, especially the grille, standardised across the Renault range, with the Renault diamond mounted on a body colour panel in the centre of the grille and teardrop headlamps.
The rear windows and seats of the Kangoo could be removed, producing the panel van Kangoo Express. The Kangoo became popular with the mobility impaired and wheelchair users, due to its height and accessibility and because it could be adapted to include mounting points for wheelchairs.
Both the Kangoo and Kangoo Express were available in four-wheel drive versions and a lengthened version was also available, with an increased cargo area. A pickup version was sold in the Swedish market. In some countries, such as Malaysia, the Kangoo was assembled by Nissan with a third row of three seats.
The Kangoo Break'Up was a four wheel drive concept car announced in August 2002 and previewed the facelift design due in 2003, together with a pick up style rear. It was powered by 1.6 L engine producing 82 kW (110 hp).
Four wheel drive
Renault Kangoo Trekka
Post facelift Renault Kangoo that is able to carry a wheelchair
The 4WD version of the Kangoo was introduced in 2002, and was marketed under the model name Trekka. It should not be confused with the Skoda powered New Zealand built utility vehicle named Trekka, which was marketed in the Antipodes, for several years around 1970.
The Kangoo Trekka's all wheel drive system differed from the Renault Scenic RX4 in its inclusion of a Nissan sourced automatic torque coupling "ATC", a hydraulic coupling that would engage drive on all four wheels should the front wheels start to lose traction.
This still allowed the Kangoo Trekka to run in front wheel drive in most conditions, saving fuel. Working in combination with the ATC, the Kangoo Trekka also featured an electronically controlled "ASR" traction control system which could brake the front wheels to arrest traction loss.
The suspension was similar to the standard Kangoo, only strengthened and raised to provide more ground clearance and wheel travel. These changes gave the Kangoo Trekka a 400 mm (15.7 in) fording depth and 28 degree hill climbing capability. The Kangoo Trekka was marketed in the United Kingdom with a choice of two engines, the 1.6 L 16 valve petrol engine and the 1.9 L dCi common rail turbodiesel.
In 2005, these models were priced at £12,600 and £13,600 respectively. The diesel produced a peak torque of 180 N⋅m (133 lb⋅ft) and returned over 7 L/100 km (40 mpg‑imp; 34 mpg‑US) on the combined (urban and extra urban) fuel consumption test.
The petrol engine had a 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 60 mph) time of 14.3 seconds, and a combined fuel consumption of 9 L/100 km (31 mpg‑imp; 26 mpg‑US). The interior of the Kangoo Trekka was spartan, and the rear bench seat could be folded forward to provide a 2.5 m3 (88 cu ft) loading area, to which sliding side doors provided better access.
The Kangoo and Kangoo Express was/is available with a choice of multiple engines:
Some LPG and CNG variants of petrol engines have also been produced.
Electric vehicles based on Kangoo I
Cleanova II is a hybrid electric drive train system, used in a vehicle based on Renault Kangoo, with two electric versions: full electric vehicle (FEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV).
2,313 mm (91.1 in) (Compact) 2,679 mm (105.5 in) (Express) 3,081 mm (121.3 in) (Maxi)
3,898 mm (153.5 in) (Compact) 4,213 mm (165.9 in) (Express) 4,666 mm (183.7 in) (Maxi)
1,829 mm (72.0 in)
1,812 mm (71.3 in) (Compact) 1,844 mm (72.6 in) (Express) 1,836 mm (72.3 in) (Maxi)
Kangoo Compact (Europe; pre facelift)
The New Renault Kangoo and New Renault Kangoo Express are the new generation light commercial vehicles (LCV) in Renault's lineup. Based on the Scenic and manufactured in Maubeuge, sales began in May 2007.
A facelifted version of both the van and the passenger versions was available from the beginning of 2013.
During November 2018, it was announced Nissan will be badge engineering the Kangoo, turning it into its NV250. 
Facelifted Kangoo II
The Kangoo is available in three wheelbase configurations: the Kangoo Express, the Kangoo Compact with a shorter wheelbase, and the Kangoo Express Maxi with a longer wheelbase – all three also being produced in passenger versions. The short wheelbase version was sold as the Kangoo Be Bop between 2009 and 2012.
The payload of the Kangoo Express and Express Maxi is between 650 kg (1,433 lb) and 825 kg (1,819 lb) depending on version and market, while the Kangoo Compact with its short wheelbase has a reduced payload of 500 kg (1,102 lb). The Kangoo Express Maxi has up to 2.90 m (9.5 ft) of usable floor length.
As part of its Z.E.electric car initiative, Renault has developed the Kangoo Z.E. model that is manufactured at its Maubeuge plant, and released the electric van for retail sales in October 2011.
A total of 3,652 Kangoo Z.E. utility vans were registered in France through December 2012, and, with 2,869 units delivered in 2012, the electric van became the top selling plug-in electric vehicle in the country. During 2011, the Kangoo Z.E. sold 991 units in Europe, and cumulative sales in the region reached 6,658 units sold in the region through December 2012, with global sales of 6,665 units.
Worldwide cumulative sales passed the 10,000 mark in early September 2013, representing about 10% of overall Kangoo van global sales. The Kangoo Z.E. is the leader of the small all electric van segment, and the best selling electric vehicle in France, with 9,125 units registered through June 2014. The Kangoo Z.E. is the world's top selling all-electric light utility vehicle, with global sales of 38,527 units delivered since inception through December 2018.
The Kangoo Z.E. has the same dimensions as the internal combustion model. It uses a synchronous electric motor with rotor coil. Its peak power is 44 kW (59 hp) at 10,500rpm, while maximum torque is 226 N⋅m (167 lbf⋅ft). Its top speed is capped electronically to 130 km/h (81 mph).
The vehicle is powered by a 22 kWhlithium-ion battery pack that delivers a combined-cycle range of 170 km (110 mi) NEDC that varies depending on factors such as type of road, temperature, speed or driving style. In November 2011, the Kangoo Z.E. was voted International Van of the Year for 2012. It was also elected Electric Vehicle of the Year in 2012 and 2013 by GreenFleet.
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^ abGroupe Renault (July 2016). "Ventes Mensuelles" [Monthly Sales] (in French). Renault.com. Retrieved 29 July 2016. Includes passenger and light utility variants. Click on "Ventes mensuelles (juin 2016)" to download the file "XLSX - 240 Ko" for CYTD sales through June 2016, and open the tab "Sales by Model". Click on "+ Voir plus" (See more) to download the files "Ventes mensuelles du groupe (décembre 2011) (xls, 183 Ko)" "Ventes mensuelles (décembre 2012) (xls, 289 Ko)" - Ventes mensuelles (décembre 2013) (xlsx, 227 Ko)" - "XLSX - 220 Ko Ventes mensuelles (décembre 2014)" - "Ventes mensuelles (décembre 2015)" to download the file "XLSX - 227 Ko" for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 sales. Sales figures for 2013 were revised in the 2014 report
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^"Milestones". Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
^ abJustin Aschard (30 November 2012). "Inmatriculations VP et VUL France à fin Oct. 2012 (2010-2012)" [Registrations of passenger cars and utility vehicles in France through October 2012 (2010-2012)] (PDF) (in French). France Mobilité Électrique. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 14 units were registered in 2010 and 768 in 2011.
^Renault (17 April 2013). "Ventes Mensuelles" [Monthly Sales] (in French). Renault.com. Retrieved 18 April 2013. Click on "Ventes mensuelles (décembre 2012) (xls, 294 Ko)" to download the files for 2012 sales, and open the tab "Sales by Model" for 2011 and 2012 sales.
^AVERE-France (8 January 2014). "Baromètre AVERE-France Janvier 2014" [Barometer AVERE-France January 2014] (in French). France Mobilité Électrique - AVERE France. Retrieved 14 February 2014. A total of 4,174 units were sold in France in 2013.