RENAULT unveiled its revised Renault New Master van range at the CV Show today (29 April).
new Twin Turbo Technology engines offer greater fuel efficiency
The world premiere of its large van features the new-look Renault grille and, crucially, new more powerful engines that deliver improved economy.
New technologies are also available on the new Renault Master range. These include latest generation anti-skid ESC, Grip Xtend (extra traction similar to 4WD but without the weight or financial penalties), Hill Start Assist, Trailer Swing Assist and Wide View Mirror, first shown on new Trafic, that provides a simple but effective solution to the blind spot.
There is also a newcomer to the Renault Master range, that has been specifically engineered for courier companies and long distance operators: a new L4 rear-wheel drive panel van version with single wheels.
Benefits include greater payload and a wider loading area thanks to reduced wheel arch intrusion.
The New Master range will have a selection of more than 120 variants with the choice of three heights, four lengths, front and rear-wheel drive and carrying capacity of 8-22cu m.
Variants include: panel van, crew cab, platform cab, chassis cab, tippers, dropside and box van.
As well as the New Master panel van, Renault also had a RWD LLL35 double cab dropside on the stand (see photo).
But if the New Master looks vaguely familiar – apart from the redesigned grille – then what’s happened under the bonnet is the biggest change.
There will be two engines – a single turbo and a twin turbo of the 2.3 dCi engines with different power outputs.
There will be 110hp and 125hp single turbo engines (previously 100hp and 150hp) and 135hp and 165hp twin turbo technology engines.
Renault says that as well as more power these new Twin Turbo Technology engines offer greater fuel efficiency – on the 165hp version Renault says the fuel saving is 7.3mpg, while delivering more power and more torque.
Fuel consumption can be further improved by an additional 10% by using the ECOmode button which adjusts engine torque and heater system settings.
Order books for the New Master range open in June and the vans will be ready for delivery by the end of the summer.