New Kangoo Trekka 4x4 | Part Three

New Kangoo Trekka 4x4


Kangoo Trekka engine sizes

The new Kangoo Trekka offers two engines – one petrol and one diesel. The 1598cc 1.6 16V petrol engine develops a power output of 95bhp at 5,000rpm and a maximum torque of 148Nm at 3,750rpm, 90% of which is available between 2,500 and 5,500rpm. The 1.9 dCi turbodiesel engine gains 5bhp, over the previous Trekka seeing its power increase to 85bhp at 4,000rpm with the aid of new injection mapping. Pick-up from low speed also contributes to ease of driving and the maximum torque of 180Nm, achieved from 2,000rpm, is an indication of its flexibility. A slightly revised fifth gear ratio increases Trekka’s maximum speed by 2.2mph to 91 mph.

Active or passive, safety remains a top priority

To promote complete peace of mind, the new Kangoo Trekka 4X4 is equipped as standard with ABS, complete with emergency brake assist (EBA). The scuttle area has also been optimised for better distribution of loads following an impact. Softer and more energy-absorbent padding within the doors provides more effective protection for the pelvis and abdomen in case of side impact.

Noise Reduction

Internal acoustics have also been improved within the vehicle thanks to absorbent layers behind the dashboard and bulkhead, while thicker and heavier carpets reduce cabin noise. The engine mountings have been stiffened to reduce the transmission of noise and vibration into the cabin.

In addition, the 1.9 dCi engine in the Kangoo Trekka 4X4 is equipped with the new flexible flywheel which reduces engine noise and improves operating comfort. With the help of these new features, the Kangoo Trekka achieves an overall reduction in noise level of 3dB at 80mph.

Standard and optional features

The Renault Kangoo Trekka 4X4 shares the following core comfort, driving and versatility equipment as standard on the two-wheel-drive version.

  • Twin sliding side doors with opening window, tinted windows, power-assisted steering, three height adjustable rear headrests, 60:40 split/folding rear seat, map pocket on rear of passenger seat, rubber floor covering for boot, remote central locking, three-point rear seatbelts, driver’s airbag and front passenger airbag, insurance-approved engine immobiliser, R.A.I.D. (Renault Anti Intruder Device) and height-adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners
The following standard equipment specific to the Trekka 4X4:

  • 15" Alloy wheels and ABS
Options available on Kangoo Trekka 4X4 include:

Air conditioning and pollen filter, electric panoramic sunroof and fixed glass sunroof (not compatible with overhead parcel shelf), front lateral airbags, heat reflecting windscreen, insurance approved (Thatcham Category 1) alarm and baggage net.

On sale dates and prices

The Renault Kangoo Trekka 4X4 is on sale now. The petrol version is £11, 800 on-the-road and the diesel version is £12,800 on the road.

Published 4 October 2003 Melanie Carter

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