Renault Kangoo Van named 2022 International Van of the Year

• A jury of 24 automotive journalists from Europe named the new Renault Kangoo Van International Van of the Year 2022.
• The latest Renault and Mercedes-Benz Citan vans are recognized as the best in the competition of 14 light commercial vehicles introduced in the last year

• Side door “Open Sesame by Renault” with an opening width of 1.45 m is a unique innovation that makes the new Kangoo practical and advanced
• The new model is produced at Renault’s Mobež factory, known for its excellence

At the gala dinner held on November 17, 2021. on the occasion of the Solutrans Motor Show in Lyon, Jarlath Sweeney, President of the Jury of the International Van of the Year Award (IVOTY), presented Mark Sutcliffe, Senior Vice President of the Renault Group Light Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, the 2022 International Van of the Year Award to the new Kangoo Van . A pan-European jury, made up of 24 leading journalists specializing in commercial, industrial and transport vehicles, selected Renault’s van in competition from 14 light commercial vehicles of 11 different brands presented over the past months.

The main criterion for selecting the winner was the contribution of the nominated vehicle to the efficiency, safety, sustainability and environmental standards of the light commercial vehicle sector.

This is the fourth time that a Renault commercial vehicle has won the International Van of the Year Award. So far, Master (1998), Trafic (2002), and Kangoo ZE (2012) have had this part.

Mark Sutcliffe, Senior Vice President, Renault Group Light Commercial Vehicle Business Unit:

“I thank the European jury for choosing the new Renault Kangoo Van for the International Van of the Year 2022. This award is a great recognition for Renault and an inexhaustible source of pride for our teams who have made great efforts to design and manufacture a van that meets the highest quality standards. unique innovations that make everyday life easier for professional customers. The prestigious award is the latest recognition of Renault’s innovation, which the brand has been proving for 120 years, as well as its expertise in the light commercial vehicle segment. ”

Renault Kangoo Van


The new Kangoo Van is primarily intended for fleet sales, artisans and dealers looking for a professional vehicle equipped with the latest technologies and tailored to their needs. This innovative van with a sporty and dynamic look offers:

• Easy loading thanks to the revolutionary “Open Sesame by Renault” innovation created by removing the B-bracket, thus achieving the maximum width of the right side opening of 1.45 m. Then, there’s the high-mounted Easy Inside Rack for easy storage of long items and increased loading space

• best-in-class freight values, starting with the standard version offering up to 3.9 m3 of loading space, a maximum load capacity of 600 kg that can be increased to 800 kg (extra charge) and a towing capacity of 1500 kg

• modern, sophisticated and ergonomic interior with improved thermal and sound insulation, 60 l storage space and optional seats for up to three adults in the cockpit (this configuration allows the central backrest to be folded, turning the cabin into an office on wheels)

• the most advanced connection options brought by the new Renault EASY LINK multimedia system with 8-inch screen, smartphone charging cradle, 15 W wireless charger, Renault Handsfree card for easy and safe entry into the vehicle, two USB sockets and two 12 -volt sockets

• 12 state-of-the-art driving assistance systems, including a permanent rearview mirror, active emergency braking, trailer stability control and a motorway and traffic assistance assistance system that combines adaptive cruise control with a lane keeping system

• efficient 1.3 Tce petrol engines and 1.5 Blue dCi diesel engines that can be combined with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed EDC automatic transmission as well as two Ecoleader engines whose consumption is limited to 4.8 l / 100 km (diesel engine ) and 6.1 l / 100 km (petrol engine).

Renault Kangoo Van

The electric version of the new Kangoo Van will be available from the spring of 2022, and the extended version will arrive later.

Renault Kangoo Van


Renault’s factory in Maubeuge in the north of France is known for the Kangoo model, which has been produced there since 1997. Ensuring the highest production standards, Renault has invested 450 million euros in a significant factory transformation: a new High Speed ​​XXL line for pressing large parts, 630 new robots for sheet metal work, new industrial robots, a new paint quality control line, modernization of assembly plants, including complete supply of parts and a new finishing line. The factory has been expanded with a new battery assembly workshop so that everything is ready for the arrival of the electric Kangoo Van in the spring of 2022.


The Kangoo has experienced three generations since its introduction in 1997, and in the passenger and commercial vehicle version it has sold a total of 4.3 million units. In addition to the main factory in Maubeuge, Kangoo was also produced at the Santa Isabel factory in Cordoba, Argentina.

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