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(from Renault Press
Release) Renault takes the wraps off Kangoo Compact
Concept at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. Kangoo Compact Concept
sets the tone for the new, wider Kangoo line-up. It targets young,
active town- and city-dwellers who are into sport and are looking
for a compact car that matches their life-style. Its expressive,
robust lines are emphasized by its special two-tone colour scheme
that blends Fireball Orange and Brushed Aluminium. The cabin, which
floods with light, is made to be shared with friends. Roomy and fun,
Kangoo Compact Concept focuses firmly on the pursuit of leisure and
this sporting life. Built around a roller-skating theme, the car was
developed in partnership with Rollerblade, and inspired by the
shared values of mobility, togetherness, and lust for life.
Kangoo Compact Concept, out in the
Kangoo Compact Concept
is a compact, robust leisure utility vehicle that boasts an original
design and unprecedented proportions. Its affable style is straight
out of the fresh, modular world of Kangoo. What really sets it apart
is its two-tone, three-door body, and extraordinary glazed surface
area, while its unique Fireball Orange and Brushed Aluminium colour
scheme highlight its generous curves.
Less than four metres long, Kangoo Compact Concept is in its element
in towns and cities. Yet it is always ready to head for the open air
and whisk its driver and three passengers away to the great
outdoors. Its rugged all-terrain look is emphasised by a ride height
that has been raised 200mm, and chunky 19-inch aluminium wheels with
five blue-tinged translucent spokes. Its young, energetic
personality asserts itself through its high-performance LED headlamp
and indicator units, which hint at the world of roller-skating.
With its conveniently
removable rear-section roof, the Kangoo Compact Concept can carry
bulky equipment or simply give its occupants the chance to enjoy an
open-air drive. Once the hinged roof-flap has been removed and the
electrically-controlled rear screen has slid out of sight, the wide
blue yonder beckons.
and respect for the environment matter to its users, Kangoo Compact
Concept is powered by a 1.5 dCi 105 engine compliant with Euro IV
standards and equipped with a particulate filter. With 240Nm of
torque generated from 2,200rpm, the 105hp [78 kW] powertrain is an
excellent solution for short urban trips and longer journeys on the
A four-seater sitting-room on
Kangoo Compact Concepts
cabin provides passengers with an astonishing living space, a legacy
from its elder sister Kangoo. The playful, sporty, refined interior,
with its astute blend of Skate Blue leather and techno-look
Aluminium Grey 3D mesh fabric, topped off with a few splashes of
Tonic Orange, really makes its occupants feel at home.
The dashboard combines
softly rounded volumes and curved lines with transparent, slip-proof
silicone material silicon, borrowed from the roller-skating world.
The navigation screen, compass, and other controls that might be
useful to people out for a drive are all located in the central
console, very much in the Touch Design spirit that is so dear to
Renault. Additional sporty touches include the steering wheels
slip-proof cladding, blue and fluorescent orange liquid fuel and
water gauges, and the speedometer, which incorporates a manual speed
limiter as well as a blue zone representing the speed range of a
person on roller skates, i.e. 0 to 80kph.
Kangoo Compact Concept
boasts numerous functions for motorists who like family outings or
getting together with friends. The tailgate has a lower panel that
opens out to 45 and 90 - very convenient for putting on your
roller skates (which the car is pre-equipped with) or for two people
to sit down on. Seat positions are adjustable using an ergonomically
designed electric finger-roll control shaped like a roller skate
wheel. The seats slide forward so that the rear bench seat can
swivel through 180C to make full use of all the space in the car
and a very practical feature so that passenger can get into the
vehicle through the tailgate.
Spare roller skate
wheels and other accessories can be stowed in the purpose-built bins
in the side panels, which frees up space in the cabin. In keeping
with the skating spirit, Kangoo Compact Concept exudes youth and
dynamism, emphasised by two translucent blue side waves made from
plexiglass and a stylish, metal mesh floor shaped like a half pipe.
A new approach to light
Kangoo Compact Concepts
generous interior space is highlighted by the brightly lit ambience
in which it bathes. Its panoramic windscreen is supplemented by a
glass roof and a retractable rear roof flap and rear screen. The
wide sweep of its windows lets the light shine in, creating a
bright, warm feel, while also affording occupants a panoramic view
of the road.
The rear roof flap and rear screen can be folded away in just a few
seconds to make room for bulky objects or simply to enjoy a ride in
the open air. The removable roof feature is unique. It is ideal for
people with fast lifestyles who like having fun with friends and are
always keen to try out new experiences.