Once again, Renault is ahead of its German co-operation partner, Mercedes. The French automaker reported its new product Familienmodell Kangoo Faster – as well as the fact that there will be a purely electric version. Mercedes has now also informed that the Mercerdes Edition from Kangoo will also be offered with the same tech package. But the EQT study shows, too.
Renault and Mercedes have collaborated in the small commercial vehicle business since 2012. At Renault, the high-roof station wagon for families or tilers operates under the name Kangoo, at Mercedes, the version available for commercial use from the end of the year is called Citan again. On the other hand, a family-friendly PW version of the car will be launched as the Mercedes T-Class at the beginning of 2022. The fact that this T-Class will be more elegant and elegant than the identical Renault Kangoo is shown by the study of the series close to the Mercedes EQT with high-gloss black paint and 21-gauge wheels. inch.
Five or seven places
Like its main competitor, Volkswagen Caddy, the Mercedes family truck is available in two variants of five and seven seats with diesel and petrol engines of 75 to 150 hp. Marcus Breitschwerdt, President of Mercedes Vans Trucks: “With the upcoming T-Class, we are dealing with families and leisure special customers of all ages who need a lot of space and great versatility, but who don’t want to give up comfort and style.” .
The EQT study has a longer wheelbase, measuring 4.94 meters in length and 1.82 meters in height. Offers plenty of room for three second-row seats and two foldable seats for children in the cargo area of generous dimensions. There are two large sliding doors for access to the back. The openable tailgate makes it easy to load and unload the cargo area, which ranges from 3.3 to 4.9 m3, depending on the wheelbase.
Renault Keys and Fittings
Somewhat surprisingly, there are no two large flat cockpit screens like the ones we see in Mercedes a– or Class GLA I know. Instead, the switches and controls come with analog round watches and a multi-function center display from Renault. However, the highly acclaimed MB-UX multimedia system can be played by Mercedes. Real-time traffic data and updates also enter the vehicle.
Stromer will follow at the end of 2022 at the earliest
However, the EQT electric version will not be available until at least the end of 2022. As with the electric kangaroo, the range is around 260 kilometers. With Citan, this might be enough for the merchants, but it is somewhat underrated for private clients. It can therefore be assumed that there will likely be another version of the T-Class with a range of more than 400 km.