- Renault’s Maubeuge plant in Northern France has produced its millionth second-generation Kangoo
- The future owner of the millionth Kangoo will be a retail customer in Japan
- Over 3.2 million Kangoos built since 1998
Renault’s Maubeuge plant has produced its millionth second-generation Kangoo. Initially released in 1998 and then redesigned in 2007, the Kangoo is available in a choice of three sizes – the Kangoo Compact, Kangoo Express and Kangoo Maxi – as well as an electric version, the Kangoo Z.E. Since launching in 1998, over 3.2 million first- and second-generation Kangoos have been produced.
Jose Martin Vega, Director, Renault Maubeuge commented: “Kangoo continues to appeal to a diverse clientele of both business and retail customers in all its markets. Our entire plant is proud to celebrate this new production landmark, which confirms our ability to meet customer expectations in terms of quality and lead times.”
Renault’s entire range of light commercial vehicles is made in France. The Trafic and Master vans are manufactured at the Group’s Sandouville and Batilly plants, respectively, illustrating the know-how and competitiveness of its French production sites.
The Maubeuge facility also produces the Mercedes-Benz Citan for Renault’s partner, Daimler.
Renault UK’s van sales increased significantly in 2015 to 25,458 vehicles – up 39.5 per cent compared to 2014 and significantly outpaced the UK van market which grew by of 15.5 per cent. Renault van full-year market share stood at 6.7 per cent – up 1.2 percentage points on 2014.