Published on November 2nd, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
The Renault Kangoo Has A Huge Following In Japan Of All Places
The Renault Kangoo light commercial van is surprisingly popular in Japan.
The Renault Kangoo was once offered in Malaysia as a semi-panel van. With its combination of French styling, a compact footprint and reasonable pricing (RM58,295.20 in 2001), the Kangoo found quite a few buyers here, thought it never quite hit its European sales numbers. What surprised us was this little French van’s appeal in Japan.
Apparently, Japanese customers really took to the Kangoo and they’ve been celebrating the Kangoo Jamboree since 2009! While the event started relatively small with just a few hundred participants, it has grown over the years and now attracts more than 5,000 visitors a year with nearly 2,000 Kangoos on display.
In its 14th year, the Kangoo Jamboree of Japan has grown to become the largest gathering of Renault Kangoo vehicles in the world! It’s so big that Renault has decided to launch a new Urban grey limited series model for Japan of the new Grand Kangoo.
“It is an honour for me to take part in the 2023 Kangoo Jamboree and to reveal the New Renault Grand Kangoo to the Japanese public for the first time. I would like to thank all the fans who are taking part in this event and who are sharing their passion for Kangoo and the values of this vehicle: family, modularity, and innovation. I’m convinced that the 3rd generation will be just as popular as its predecessors and that we’ll continue to celebrate this vehicle at the Kangoo Jamboree!”
Heinz-Jürgen LÖW, Renault brand SVP Light Commercial Vehicles
About The Renault Kangoo
The Renault Kangoo has been on sale for 25 years and is sold in 50 countries around the world. It is made at the Maubeuge factory in France and 4.4 million units have been made and sold so far. The third generation model shares a platform with the Nissan Townstar and the Mercedes-Benz Citan, T-Class and EQT. The second-generation model was sold as the Nissan NV250.