Renault Pro+ has today announced the full specification and pricing for the new versions of its award-winning Trafic and Master light commercial vehicles.
With both models already firmly established in the highly-competitive LCV sector, New Trafic and New Master are set to strengthen the brand’s popularity with commercial vehicle buyers and build on 2018’s record-breaking LCV sales success, which saw Groupe Renault grow its sales by 34 per cent compared to the previous year. The impressive result cemented Groupe Renault’s status as the European leader in the van market segment and electric light commercial vehicles.
New Trafic and New Master are available to order now with first deliveries scheduled for September. New Trafic is priced from £22,800 excluding VAT and New Master from £26,350 excluding VAT.
Designed to offer Renault Trafic and Master customers even greater efficiency, convenience and comfort, the latest versions boast revised styling, new interiors and enhanced engines. The safety and maneuverability of New Master is also heightened with the availability of additional ADAS functions, while New Trafic can be specified with a new six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission.
New Master is also instantly distinguished through a more dynamic front-end design. In line with New Trafic and other Renault models, the larger van features the same C-shaped lighting signature. An elevated bonnet line, vertical front grille and ‘Urban grey’ colour complete the revised front-end styling.
A new dashboard is the centerpiece of the fully revamped interior. Sleeker than that of the previous Master, yet offering large open or closed storage areas, the new dashboard features chrome inserts on both air vents and air conditioning buttons, redesigned rev counter and monochrome five-inch digital screen. The centre section now also incorporates the MediaNav Evolution multimedia system navigation screen (compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) as well as a docking station for digital tablets.
Already equipped with Lane Departure Warning, rear parking assistance and a reverse camera, New Master features additional driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for easy manoeuvring and safety. Rear view Assist – a first for the market segment – is a rear-view camera that optimises medium to long-distance rear visibility via a display on the upper part of the windscreen, while Side Wind Assist provides stability assistance in the event of side winds and is activated over 45 mph and can correct up to 50 per cent of the vehicle’s lateral deflection in extreme conditions. Front parking assistance, Blind Spot Warning and the optional Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), which operates both in urban environments and on motorways, also feature on New Master.
Power is provided by a new range of 2.3-litre dCi engines, which comply with Euro 6d-TEMP/Euro VI standards (depending on the version) and benefit from twin turbo technology. Power and torque are increased, with the respective maximums now being 180 hp and 400 Nm, yet fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 1 L/100 km (NEDC back-translated values). Depending on the version, these advanced engines can be coupled to either a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic gearbox.
The all-electric, zero-emissions-in-use Z.E. version continues to feature in the latest Master line-up. Ideally suited for city-centre last-mile deliveries, New Master Z.E. offers a real-world driving range of up to 75 miles and can be fully charged in six hours with the WallBox 32A / 7.4 kW charging station. It offers a sizeable payload of up to 1,100 kg.
In total, there are 99 versions of New Master, offering a simplified range and choice of lengths and engines. Depending on the version, they can be specified in two trim levels – Business and Business+.
New Master also forms the basis for several ‘off-the-shelf’ Renault Pro+ conversions – Luton Box Van, Luton LoLoader, Aluminium Tipper, Dropside. It also remains the backbone of the Renault Pro+ Accredited Convertor programme, which encompasses over 30 convertors who have been officially approved by the manufacturer to produce quality, bespoke conversions to customers’ individual requirements. These specialised conversions include horseboxes, cherry pickers, fridge vans, groundskeeping vehicles and welfare buses.
In addition to New Trafic and New Master, the Renault Pro+ light commercial vehicle range encompasses the Kangoo, all-electric Kangoo Z.E. and the all-electric Twizy cargo, which replaces the rear seat with a useful 180-litre boot.
Renault Pro+ is the manufacturer’s specialised, business-focused division. With a dedicated sales and after sales network throughout the UK, Renault Pro+ works to provide business customers with both vehicles and tailor-made ownership solutions that meet their exacting requirements.