The prestigious International Van of the Year gong for 2022 has been won by the all-new Renault Kangoo.
Aimed at business owners, tradespeople and corporate fleets, the Kangoo offers enough innovation to meet a wide range of business needs and has the latest technology.
Indeed, this is the fourth time that Renault has picked up the prestigious award with the Kangoo following in the footsteps of the Master in 1998, the Trafic in 2002 and in 2012, the Kangoo Z.E.
The firm’s senior vice president, Mark Sutcliffe, said: “I would like to thank the entire European jury for having elected the all-new Renault Kangoo van as the ‘International Van of the Year 2022’.
“This award, which Renault holds in high regard, is a great source of pride for our teams. It rewards their efforts in designing and manufacturing a van to the highest quality standards and whose innovations, unique on the market, have been designed to enhance the daily life of our professional customers.”
He added: “This prestigious award is the latest recognition of Renault’s 120 years of innovation and know-how in the light commercial vehicle segment.”
International Van of the Year
Among the features that grabbed the judges’ of the attention of the International Van of the Year award is the ‘Open Sesame by Renault’ innovation.
The sees the B-pillar being removed to enable a large side door to be fitted on the right-hand side that spans 1.45 m.
That means the Kangoo has the largest side access of any van on the market.
There’s also a retractable interior rack that will store long objects higher up so the main storage space can be better used.
The all-new Kangoo offers 3.9 m³ of storage capacity and a payload of 600 kg.
There’s an option to increase this to 100 kg and the van has a towing capacity of 1,500 kg.
The cabin has an ergonomic design and uses refined materials to create a modern setting.
There are up to three seats available in the cabin and the acoustic and thermal levels have also been improved.
Infotainment system with an eight-inch display
State of the art connectivity includes an infotainment system with an eight-inch display, a wireless charger, smartphone docking and a hands-free key-card for securing easy access.
The Kangoo is also packed with lots of safety features, including active emergency braking, permanent rear-view assist, adaptive cruise control and trailer swing assist.
Drivers get to enjoy either a 1.5-litre Blue DCi diesel unit, or an efficient 1.3-litre TCe petrol engine.
The full specification and pricing for the all-new Renault Kangoo van will be revealed in January with an electric model to follow soon after.