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Re: New Kangoo on sale in the UK?

It does seem odd that a van can be bought, but the plusher passenger-spec isn't available.

I can only presume that is due to a couple of factors; the legislation for CO2/VED is more lax for commercial vehicles than passenger cars, crash testing doesn't include commercial vehicles, and finally - cars derived from vans, aren't the 'bargain' they once were, as customers have begun to expect the creature comforts that more conventional vehicles offer.

So it's really down to development costs, versus what the manufacturer can charge to recoup them (and make a profit).


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