After a successful career spanning more than 12 years, with more than one million units sold in 45 markets worldwide, Renault is renewing its Master range. New Master is due to go on sale in April 2010. New Renault Master’s assertive styling previews the new design trend for Renault vans.
The cab offers the market’s most comprehensive range of practical stowage solutions. Shaped around the specific requirements of business users and the equipment they need for their everyday work, these stowage solutions are both user-friendly and perfectly integrated into the design of the cab. New Renault Master aims to become the segment’s benchmark for comfort thanks to a complete reappraisal of the driving position and controls, enhanced visibility and the availability of a raft of comfort-enhancing features normally associated with passenger cars.
With an average fuel economy gain over the current Master range of 1 litre/100km, the front-wheeldrive versions of New Master return class-topping combined-cycle fuel consumption as low as 7.1 litres/100km (187g of CO2/km). Servicing costs have been slashed by 40 per cent compared with the previous model and figure among the market’s lowest.
The new rear-wheel drive versions, developed entirely by Renault, feature a monocoque construction for improved on-road performance and extra payload. The range has been extended to include an additional length option (L4, offering a carrying capacity of up to 17m3). Also new are 3.5 and 4.5 tonne versions (with twin rear wheels), as well features that give coachbuilders greater scope for conversions.
New Renault Master is powered by the new 2.3 litre dCi engine which was developed to take on board the specific requirements of commercial vehicle users. The range includes three power outputs (dCi 100, dCi 125 and dCi 150) and is identical for both the front-wheel drive (transversally mounted) and rear-wheel drive versions (longitudinal).
New Renault Master will be manufactured at Renault’s SOVAB plant in Batilly, France.