The commercial vehicle arm of Renault, Renault PRO+, has launched the latest incarnation of their medium van, the New Trafic, which has been a great success selling to over 2.2 million customers in 50 countries over the last 40 years including over 250,000 here in the UK.
New Renault Trafic Exterior
The New Trafic features a completely new front-end design with full LED lighting and C-shape daytime running lights and a redesigned bumper. There’s a choice of new 17-inch alloy wheels featured on Sport models and 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels also feature on Sport+ models, with elegant new wheel covers available on Business and Business+, alongside a new radio antenna and new Cumulus Blue paint option – one of eight exterior colours available. The load space and load volumes have remained basically the same with a choice of short and long wheelbase panel vans available with low or high roof heights, while a long wheelbase crew van.
In total there are 44 available versions, and the capability to customise thanks to a diverse range of options, accessories, tailor-made modifications and a wide selection of conversion options. In panel van form, the New Trafic is available two lengths and two heights, while the loading area boasts a total capacity of between 5.8 and 8.9 cubic metres, with several options for glazing, partitions, doors and crew van arrangements. It has a maximum load length of 4.15m thanks to a hatch in the bulkhead that unlocks extra load length beyond the bulkhead – ideal for longer loads.
Inside the dashboard has been completely re-designed with a horizontal trim feature that stretches across the width of the cabin and into the door panels, giving a greater sense of space and is complemented by a new instrument panel features additional chrome detailing, along with the door panels and gear lever. Electrically folding door mirrors and new door panels with wider armrests help to create a more refined interior and cabin storage has a total of 84 litres of cabin stowage space, 54 of which are located underneath the passenger bench seat. As with the previous model the backrest of the middle seat fold down and transforms the cab into a mobile office, with enough space for a laptop and an A4-size swivel stand to hold working documents.
The driver can choose to lock and unlock the cabin and/or loading area via a useful zoning mode on the ignition key or handsfree key card, bolstering security and giving the driver added peace of mind. To make life easier for things such as deliveries or accessing tools in the load area, optional LED interior lighting provides five times more brightness than standard halogen lamps.
New Renault Trafic Connectivity
The latest technology features on the New Trafic, with Renault’s EASY LINK infotainment system offering drivers control over multimedia and vehicle settings via an 8.0-inch touchscreen display, with integrated navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. A wireless phone charger, three USB ports and a 4.2-inch colour display in the instrument panel adds greater convenience. All versions of the Trafic feature, DAB radio, Bluetooth and USB phone connectivity.
Renault Trafic Safety
As with most new vehicles there’s a range of new driver assistance and safety features offering enhanced peace of mind on the move including adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, blind spot warning, active emergency braking, traffic sign recognition with overspeed alert, driver attention alert and automatic high and low beam for the full LED lights. Aiding manoeuvres are front, rear and side parking sensors, plus rear parking camera.
New Renault Trafic Driveline
The van features a set of upgraded and improved Blue dCi diesel engines with four powertrain options ranging from 110 to 170 horsepower, offering more torque for stronger pulling power. All Blue dCi 110, 130, 150 and 170 versions are coupled with a manual transmission, while the Blue dCi 150 and Blue dCi 170 are also available with an EDC dual-clutch automatic gearbox. All 2.0-litre Blue dCi engines meet the latest Euro 6D-Full standard and are equipped with Stop & Start to reduce fuel consumption.
Trafic Warranty / Servicing
Renault has launched the New Renault Trafic with 5 Year PRO+ Promise package which integrates 5 Years’ 0% APR Finance, 5 Years’ or 100,000 miles Free Servicing, 5 Years’ or 100,000 miles Warranty and 5 Years’ Roadside Assistance. This is all included in one monthly payment helping customers reduce their running costs. and as an example their Hire Purchase is available from £370 per month. The New Trafic is available to order in the UK now, with prices starting from £25,200 plus VAT.