Renault Pro+ has recently revised the Trafic and Master models to benefit from enhanced exterior design, new interiors and improved engines.
With both models already firmly established in the highly-competitive LCV sector, the 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% compared to previous year.
The New Trafic is a more expressive front-end design, with full-LED headlamps incorporated into the C-shaped lighting signature that represents the identity of the Renault line. A bolder grille, with details such as a new holder for the Renault logo and chrome finishing strip, plus a new ‘Urban Grey’ colour complete the revised styling.
The cabin is dominated by an updated, car-like dashboard with satin chrome buttons and detailing, which is complemented by a new dark carbon colour scheme. New long-lasting upholstery of greater quality enhances comfort and durability, while all versions also feature a new gear knob design. Connectivity and the office-like feel of the interior are intensified with the availability of new on-board multimedia solutions – the R-LINK Evolution and MediaNav Evolution with multitouch screen. For better telephone call quality, a new microphone has been incorporated into a new single DIN stereo.
New options include a Renault three-button key with single door opening option for improved vehicle security, driver safety and convenience.
New 2.0-litre, turbocharged dCi engines and the availability of a six-speed EDC automatic transmission ensure New Trafic is even more suited to the needs of business customers. All engines comply with Euro 6d-TEMP standards and, with a variable geometry turbocharger, achieve greater power outputs spanning from 120 to 170 hp and increased torque of up to 380 Nm. Efficiency is improved too, with the 145 hp version delivering a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 0.6 L/100 km. Al engines are matched to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the 145 and 170 hp versions can also be specified with the new six-speed EDC automatic.
New Master has also been treated to 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 centrepiece 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 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 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, correcting up to 50% of the vehicle’s lateral deflection in extreme conditions. The New Master also includes front parking assistance, blind spot warning and the optional advanced emergency braking system.
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.
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.
Here at CoolKit we continue to converter many Renault vehicles into refrigerated van – with the Trafic and Master being some of the most popular options for small and medium fridge and freezer vans. Speak to our team on 0808 250 9648 to find out more.
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