Launched in 1980, the Renault Trafic has already achieved more than 1.6 million sales around the world. And later this year, the Trafic story will continue with the third generation version debuting in some 50 countries globally.
The new Trafic comes with a completely new exterior design. The front incorporates the bigger, more upright logo that is emblematic of Renault’s new brand identity. Its stance is forceful and dynamic, while its wide, slender headlights give it an expressive look, and the more sloping windscreen results in a clear division with the bonnet. A wide and assertive air intake and a body-coloured trim strip between the two grilles produce a lighter feel.
Sharper lines make the vehicle’s silhouette more dynamic than before, while the sturdiness that Trafic customers have come to expect have been retained courtesy of a protective, wrap-around front bumper.
Renault says it has capitalised upon its wealth of experience in the LCV segment to offer a genuine user-friendly van that is modern and comfortable, responding to the needs of customers and actively contributing to the success of their business.
The new Trafic can be customised as required thanks to the diversity of its range, which features 270 variants, two different heights, two different lengths, panel van, crew-van, platform cab and passenger versions.
Flexible and economical, the Trafic boasts a new range of downsized, turbocharged engines, based on the latest-generation, Renault-developed 1.6 dCi unit (R9M ).
This range is available in two versions: a single variable geometry turbo which yields 15 per cent better fuel economy (+4mpg ), and the twin-turbo version, the fuel economy of which is exceeds 47mpg. These engines offer brisk pick-up and greater low-end torque for responsive acceleration, even when the vehicle is fully loaded.
Renault says the new Trafic was developed by its expert LCV engineers to be reliable and robust.
And the Renault brand, Europe’s number one LCV maker since 1998, consequently boasts a particularly competitive production set-up, with three factories in France that are responsible for assembling all the vehicles in its range, the Kangoo, the Master and the new Trafic now at the Sandouville plant.