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Renault improves fuel efficiency of Kangoo and Kangoo Express ENERGY dCi 75 and 90 to equivalent of 54.7 mpg US with stop/start and energy management
29 July 2012
Renault has further improved the fuel economy of its diesel-powered light commercial van Kangoo and Kangoo Express with the ENERGY dCi 71 and 90 models.
Renault first presented the Kangoo equipped with an ENERGY dCi 90 diesel engine at the last Geneva Motor Show.
The Kangoo and Kangoo Express emit 129 g/km of CO2 with dCi 75 and 90. With the ENERGY dCi 75 and 90 versions—featuring Stop&Start and Energy Smart Management (braking/deceleration energy recovery)—emissions are as low as 112 g/km1 (4.3 l/100 km, 54.7 mpg US).
The four-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine also features low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), DLC-coated (Diamond Like Carbon) cam followers, and ANI fuel injection nozzles (with individualized spray cone angle).
Cost in use for the ENERGY dCi 90 and 75 versions is 12% lower than for the dCi 75 and 90. This figure includes savings on fuel economy and an oil change (now at 40,000 km, or 25,000 miles) based on a mileage distribution of 36 months/90,000 km (56,000 miles).
At end-June the light commercial vehicle version accounted for 18.6% of sales in the small van market in Europe.
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