Renault is a French automobile manufacturing company that began in 1899 and is known for it’s successful motor sports program and contributions to race car development. The Renault Kangoo is a light utility vehicle introduced in 1997. Variations of the Kangoo allow owners to transition from work vehicle to adventure machine easily, and these Renault Kangoo workshop manuals provide the professional level maintenance and repair instructions owners need to service any year or model of the Renault Kangoo.
Upon introduction, the Renault Kangoo instantly became a popular vehicle with buyers needing a light utility vehicle that could adapt to a number of uses. The rear windows and seats could be removed, allowing for massive cargo capacity. The Kangoo is popular with mobility-restricted buyers, as the high ceiling and expansive rear can easily be outfitted with wheelchair ramps and tie downs for safety.
Models of the Kangoo are available in both two and four wheel drive, and include a variety of long and short wheelbase models. The four wheel drive version, known as the Kangoo Trekka, has an increased ride height and a more robust suspension. While represented as a 4WD vehicle, the Trekka uses a Nissan-sourced hydraulic coupling that allows the Kangoo to operate in front-wheel drive for efficiency, but switches to all wheel drive when traction is lost.
The Renault Kangoo is offered in three platforms, Express (standard wheelbase), Express Maxi (long wheelbase), and the Compact (short wheel base), and offers a broad range of petrol and diesel engines that will suit any buyer.
In 2011, Renault released an all-electric version of the Kangoo through the company’s Z.E. program. The Renault Kangoo Z.E. is the best selling electric light utility van in Europe. All electric and plug-in hybrid versions of the Kangoo have been produced for various markets. Nissan, with whom Renault is a business partner, will be rebadging the current Kangoo model as the Nissan NV250 for North American markets.
The best thing about owning a Renault Kangoo is the ease of service and incredible reliability the utility vehicle is known for. The Renault Kangoo service manuals that are available are reproductions of the very same repair manuals and workshop guides provided to professional repair shops, making pro-quality repairs easy for the casual home mechanic.