It’s official: Maubeuge has cleared the 4 million Kangoo milestone. Kangoo was a pioneer, a car that captured its time and a love-at-first-sight phenomenon, and is as popular as ever generations later. The leisure versions for families and friends, and the van versions for shopkeepers, tradespeople and companies have built a track record in a league of its own and achieved iconic status. We look back at 26 years of Kangoo production at a plant that has become a centre of LCV excellence.
Maubeuge has produced more than 20 prominent models since 1969 including Renault 12, Renault 18, Renault Fuego and Renault 21 Medallion. But the one that has become inseparable from this plant in the ElectriCity cluster in northern France is Kangoo. It has made 4 million of them so far, a record that attests to the model’s enduring success as its generations parade by. Today, more than 400 Kangoo vehicles roll off its assembly lines every day – or one every 90 seconds!