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Renault Kangoo EV previewed by ZE Concept

Renault has previewed its new-generation small van with the unveiling of the all-electric Kangoo ZE Concept, which could launch in production form as early as next year.

Shown during the French brand’s light-commercial vehicle (LCV) strategy announcement, the Kangoo ZE Concept skews closer in styling to its passenger car stablemates thanks to C-shaped LED headlights and a modernised front fascia – both reminiscent of the current Megane small car.

However, new to the show car is a single lighting strip that runs through the headlights and front grille, which is an element mirrored in the rear.

Pumped up wheelarches, rounded shoulders and sculpted sides also feature, culminating in a smoother overall look compared to the outgoing version’s more utilitarian aesthetic.

Wearing its intentions on its sleeve, the words ‘mobile workshop’ are emblazoned along the small van’s rear flanks, while the Kangoo ZE Concept is finished in an ‘Austral Grey’ colour with green accents to the roof rails, wheels and front bumper to signal the ‘Work’ aspect of Renault Design’s six-faceted Life Cycle.

Unfortunately, no powertrain details have been revealed, but the current electric Kangoo ZE makes use of a 44kW/225Nm electric motor with a driving range of around 200km.

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