The chic and stylish Clio has always been a favourite of UK buyers and the van version is no different. The arrival of New Clio last year led to the Clio II car range being known as Clio Campus, so the van version now follows suit, complete with more modern styling and a lower price to tackle the competitive small van sector with renewed vigour in 2007.
Clio Campus Van
- New lower basic price of £8,485 – £640 less than current version
- Fresh new styling includes revised front bumper and tailgate design
- Impressive fuel efficiency from dCi 70 engine of 65.8mpg on combined cycle
- Available to order now
Kangoo Van 2007
- Revised range line-up of SL and SL+, with £300 saving on all SL models
- Several equipment changes and new interior trims
- Available to order now, priced £8,050 to £11,100 excluding VAT and OTR charges
Clio Campus Van
The new Clio Campus Van SL15dCi 70 receives a new exterior treatment, with revised front bumper design and a new tailgate with the number plate now moved to the restyled rear bumper. It also has a considerably reduced price. The new basic price of £8,485, a full £640 less than the previous version, ensures that the smallest model from Europe’s number one van brand undercuts one of its major rivals, Vauxhall Corsavan, by £385.
Aside from its tempting new price and contemporary design, the Clio Campus Van continues to offer drivers high levels of driver comfort, practicality, safety and security. The new model boasts a payload of 535kg, flat floor with a load volume of up to 0.95m3 and a load height of 635mm.
It’s powered by the Euro 4 compliant 1.5-litre dCi engine, already highly popular in other Renault models. With 68hp on tap, the common-rail diesel engine guarantees impressive fuel consumption of 65.8 mpg on the combined cycle, together with low carbon dioxide emissions of 115 grams per kilometre and maximum torque of 160Nm at 1,700rpm. The result is a clean, efficient and flexible engine, perfect for inner city driving which owners of this type of van commonly do.
The standard equipment list for new Clio Campus Van SL15dCi 70 sees the addition of a new multi-function trip computer on top of: ABS with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution, driver and passenger airbags, remote central door locking and R.A.I.D. (Renault’s Anti-Intruder Device which automatically locks all vehicle doors after 5mph) – the ideal solution for protecting driver and goods from opportunistic thieves when sitting in traffic.
The options list for new Clio Campus Van includes: 30W CD-radio (£100), air conditioning with heat reflecting windscreen (£500), electric front windows with one-touch driver’s side (£100), front fog lamps (£75) and full grille bulkhead (£75). Prices exclude VAT.
For the ultimate Clio Campus Van, customers can add a touch of Renaultsport-esque style to their new purchase by specifying the optional ‘Sport Pack’ which comprises 14” alloy wheels, full body kit and body coloured door mirrors for £1,100 excluding VAT. One new metallic paint colour, Pearl Black, is also now offered for £250 excluding VAT.
New Kangoo Van 2007
Renault’s distinctive Kangoo Van is still Europe’s best-selling compact van, so to maintain its ever-popular appeal and make it even more competitive in the UK, it’s being simplified for 2007 and the price of all entry-level SL versions reduced by £300.
On the outside, the only visual distinction between the current and new versions are the new crystal indicator casings, while under the bonnet, in light of the incoming Euro 4 engine regulations, the special edition SL Euro 3 versions will be discontinued, giving an initial choice of ten SL16, SL17 and SL17+ models.
Both trim levels will offer a choice of 1.2 75hp or 1.6 95hp petrol engine, the latter only available as an automatic, while Renault’s award-winning common-rail diesel engines are available in 1.5-litre guise, from 60hp to 85hp. Higher payload (800kg) SL19 dCi 70 versions will be available in Spring 2007.
Standard specification for the entry-level SL versions includes new ‘Oussine’ grey and blue upholstery, remote central locking and R.A.I.D. (Renault Anti-Intruder Device),
while SL+ versions add electric front windows with one-touch-driver’s side, side loading door, Storage Pack (overhead parcel shelf and underseat tray) and three-button remote central locking (for selective door opening). Making the SL+ versions even better value is the addition of the Electric Pack – electric door mirrors and trip computer (worth £100) for free.
The option list for Kangoo Van is as extensive as the model range itself. New additions for 2007 are the availability of a driver-controlled speed limiter for £50 and Security Pack (incorporating lateral and passenger airbags) for £370. All prices excludes VAT.