The all-new Renault Kangoo has been crowned the International Van of the Year for 2022. This award was bestowed upon it by a jury of 24 European journalists. During the Solutrans trade fair in Lyon, Mr. Jarlath Sweeney, Chairman of the IVOTY jury, presented Mark Sutcliffe, SVP, LCV Business Unit, Renault Group, with the 2022 International Van of the Year award Renault Kangoo van. The Pan-European jury, of 24 leading journalists specialising in commercial, industrial, and transport vehicles, placed Renault’s latest van in front of the 14 light commercial vehicles from 11 different brands that have also been released in recent months.
Mark Sutcliffe, SVP, LCV Business Unit, Renault Group said “I would like to thank the entire European jury for having elected the All-New Renault Kangoo Van as ‘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. This prestigious award is the latest recognition of Renault’s 120 years of innovation and know-how in the Light Commercial Vehicle segment.“
For the IVOTY jury, the main criteria for the International Van of the Year Award are the vehicles’ contribution to the efficiency, safety, sustainability, and environmental standards of the light commercial vehicle sector. This is the 4th time that a Renault commercial vehicle has won the IVOTY award: Master (1998), Trafic (2002), and Kangoo Z.E. (2012).
The Renault Kangoo is aimed mainly at corporate fleets, tradespeople, and business owners, looking for a tailor-made vehicle that boasts the latest technology and innovation to suit their business needs. The innovative van, with an athletic and dynamic style, features a ground-breaking innovation known as ‘Open Sesame by Renault’, best-in-class features with standard version boasting up to 3 900 dm3 of storage capacity and other acclaimed aspects.
Connectivity is through the new Renault Easy Link multimedia system with an 8-inch display, smart smartphone docking station, 15W wireless charger, Renault hands-free key-card for easy and secure access, as well as two USB and two 12-volt sockets. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) includes Permanent Rear-View Assist, Active Emergency Braking, Trailer Swing Assist, and the Motorway and Trafic Companion that brings together Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Keeping Assist. A range of efficient 1.3 TCe petrol and 1.5 Blue dCi diesel engines, available in 6-speed manual or 7-speed EDC automatic gearboxes, as well as two Ecoleader engines.