Paris motor show - Renault Kangoo Be Bop

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Just to prove that motor shows aren't all about outlandish concept cars and eye-catching supercars, here's the Renault Kangoo Be Bop.

It's the latest incarnation of the Kangoo, and it looks, well, a bit different, thanks to its sliding rear roof and tailgate sections. When open, the rear passengers can travel in the open air.

Buyers will have a choice of 84bhp and 98bhp 1.5-litre diesel engines and a 103bhp 1.6-litre petrol unit.

The car features four individual seats, making it, in the words of Renault, 'a lounge on wheels.' It's shorter than the latest Kangoo and sits higher on the road, although the dashboard and interior are the same.

Standard equipment includes cruise control, automatic headlamps and wipers and rear parking sensors. Four airbags are available.

Highlighting its target audience, the Be Bop comes with an array of equipment designed to help transport sports kit, such as roof rails for surfboards.

Renault Laguna Coupe
Renault also unveiled the Laguna Coupe, which will go on sale at the end of this year.

The car is different to the Laguna hatch, featuring new front wings, bonnet and bumper.

Power is provided by engines from the existing Laguna range, plus new 3.0-litre petrol and 3.5-litre diesel engines.

The 235bhp 3.0-litre diesel has 332b ft of pulling power, while the 237bhp 3.5-litre petrol unit offers 243lb ft of pulling power. Both come with an automatic transmission.

Higher-spec versions will be available with Renault’s Active Drive four-wheel-steering system, as used on the Laguna GT.

Prices are expected to start at around £22,000, rising to around £27,000 for the range-topping V6 models.

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