2018 Review of the Renault Kangoo Maxi Refrigerated Van

2018 Review of the Renault Kangoo Maxi Refrigerated Van

2018 Renault Kangoo Maxi - 2018 Review of the Renault Kangoo Maxi Refrigerated Van

The Renault Kangoo Maxi Refrigerated Van is a highly efficient freezer vehicle, replete with upgraded engine, comfort oriented cabin, guaranteed to meet the demands of the commercial refrigerated van business.

No matter the scope of your business, the 2018 Renault Kangoo Maxi Refrigerated Van is the ideal vehicle for keeping you moving in tight-spaced urban areas with relative ease and very little footprint.

Renault’s range of small fleet vans was launched in 1997; with more than 20 years of production spanning two generations, they have now succeeded in creating a cost efficient vehicle that meets the demand for today’s refrigerated van business.

2018 Renault Kangoo Maxi Refrigerated Van: Engine

The Renault Kangoo Maxi is the long wheelbase version of the lighter two range van and sits just a step above the Kangoo Compact. This particular model boasts an impressive engine under the bonnet. It sports a 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine, with torque output of 81kW and 240Nm. Popular for being a manual transmission beauty, the Kangoo Maxi for 2018 took things a step further by introducing a six speed dual clutch transmission or as the manufacturers would say, “efficient dual clutch (EDC)”.

The combination of engine features affords the 2018 Maxi just enough power to give it stability whilst in motion. The EDC or dual clutch transmission is a clever addition that works very well, allowing drivers to shift up and down as required, without faltering.

2018 Renault Kangoo Maxi Refrigerated Van: Cargo Area

Despite the seemingly small nature of the Maxi, it serves perfectly for maximum load lugging. The rear of the 2018 Kangoo Maxi refrigerated van can take up to 4000l of cargo and boasts a load length of 1862mm, height of 1252mm and width of 1218mm between the wheel arches. Access to this large cargo space is provided via rear barn style doors that can open up to 180 degrees for easy access, with sliding doors on both sides of the van. The 2018 Kangoo Maxi refrigerated van has a rated payload of 800kg, but can comfortably carry up to 1000kg and comes with a total of 14 tie down points for keeping your load secure.

2018 Renault Kangoo Maxi Refrigerated Van: Cabin

The 2018 Kangoo Maxi refrigerated van is built with comfort for the driver and passenger in mind. The cabin is robust and sports all the essential components in hard-to-wear materials, which is a good idea for a vehicle that’s expected move around a lot. Personal storage areas include pockets and bottle holders in the front door, plus a single cup holder in the centre of the seats, which also doubles as an arm rest. There’s also an overhead storage compartment that comes as an optional upgrade. The standard AM/FM radio, CD and MP3 player with Bluetooth connectivity and USB are also featured, so there’ll always be entertainment on the road.

2018 Renault Kangoo Maxi Refrigerated Van: Safety Features

The 2018 Renault Kangoo Maxi refrigerated van earns high points for safety, as it comes with four airbags (driver and passenger, front and side), electronic stability control, cruise control with speed limiter, emergency brake assist, hill start assist and intelligent traction control (Grip Xtend). Additional security features include a sensor that locks all doors when vehicle speed hits 30km/h. The van also comes with lights and reverse parking sensor, though the rear view camera is an optional upgrade.

2018 Renault Kangoo Maxi Refrigerated Van: Driving Experience

The 2018 Renault Kangoo Maxi refrigerated van is one of the most pleasurable vans to drive, perfect for urban deliveries and even long distance travel. The steering is tight and ideal, with a turning circle of 11.9m, which makes it easy to manoeuvre – even in busy towns or at tight corners. The seats are comfortable and high enough to provide clear line of sight and better all-round visibility. You’re likely to forget you’re driving a van – even on bumpy roads.

There’s really a lot to like about the 2018 Renault Kangoo Maxi refrigerated van. It combines the practicality of adequate cargo area with the ease of driving to provide a van that will bring many benefits to your refrigerated business.

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About Rob Ward

I've been working in the refrigerated vehicle industry from the age of 19, and founded Glacier Vehicles when I was 27. Did my starting the business come from the love of white vans? Let's be honest, no(!) but I am a massive foodie, and our refrigerated vehicles allow manufacturers to deliver their produce and ingredients to some of the UK's most prestigious restaurants and food producers, where amazing culinary delights are conceived - a good enough reason for the birth of Glacier Vehicles I'd say! Foodies unite!

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