The Pangea concept which Renault revealed in 1997 was
developed to help promote the production Kangoo van/MPV
on which it was based.
Except whereas the Kangoo has become known for being versatile
and efficient - if perhaps a little dull, the Pangea concept
is full of gimmicky little features which are completely
The rear of the Pangea houses a 'laboratory and communications
center' with external temperature, relative humidity and
air quality sensors. A satellite antenna allows for communication
from anywhere in the world. On the roof is a 360-degree
panoramic camera for recording the surroundings.
The Renault Pangea was powered by a hybrid drivetrain
which used an LPG turbine to generate electricity for
the batteries which in turn powered electric motors. The
trailer housed the generator unit meaning the Pangea essentially
towed its own refueling station.
Similar and related vehicles:
Renault Laguna Coupe
Renault Trafic Deck'up
Renault Kangoo Compact