Renault Pro+, the French automaker’s specialist centre dedicated to business customers, has announced the addition of the feature-packed Business+ trim level to the Kangoo Z.E. electric van range. It will be based on the existing and popular Business trim, with the upgrades and extra equipment delivering enhanced comfort and convenience for drivers.
The Kangoo Z.E. has been a very popular choice among costumers since going on sale in 2017, with a 217 percent increase in sales volume in 2019 compared with the previous year, representing a substantial 30.15 percent share of the electric van market. Aberdeen City Council recently added the Kangoo Z.E. to its fleet of commercial vehicles.
The new model will be available in both medium and long-wheelbase panel vans. The Kangoo Z.E. Business+ will have a 33kWh battery and 44kW motor, for the same 143-mile (WLTP) range and zero tailpipe emissions as other models. However, the Business+ features £1,070 worth of equipment for just £600 compared to the Business version, offering strong value for money.
On the outside, the new Business+ trim has metallic paint with front and rear body-coloured bumpers and gloss black electrically operated and folding wing mirrors. The interior will also receive an upgrade as it will have a comfortable cab environment for the driver and passenger thanks to a central armrest with storage below and an overhead parcel shelf to improve practicality. Also, the loading area will come fitted with a practical rubber floor covering.
This upgrade has one mission and that is to make life easier for drivers. There will be standard-fit one-touch functionality for the electric front windows and rear parking sensors to give drivers more confidence when dealing with tight spaces or difficult manoeuvres.
The payload capacity will range from 605kg to 640kg and there will be enough space to accommodate a British or Euro pallet. It also benefits from the comprehensive Renault Pro+ programme as the vehicle will have a three-year/100,000-mile warranty.
The Kangoo Z.E. model range is available from £19,380 + VAT, after the Plug-in Van Grant has been applied. The fully electric model can be purchased through Renault’s five-year 0% APR Hire Purchase agreement. The Kangoo Z.E. Business+ costs just £300 per month (incl. VAT) on this agreement, while on a four-year 0% APR Lease Purchase, the monthly payment is £249 per month.