Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Renault Keeps the Trafic Moving

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Renault Keeps the Trafic Moving

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RENAULT has completed the renewal of its LCV line-up with the launch of an all-new Trafic van and an updated Master which went on sale in the UK in the autumn 2014.

Now being built in France, the new Trafic is even bigger, making it more comfortable and practical than ever.

Incredibly, more than 70 variants will be available in the UK taking in panel and crew vans, platform cab and passenger versions, effectively giving nearly all types of businesses a van to suit their business needs.

It is being offered in three trim levels - Business, Business+ and Sport - and there is a choice of four engines.

Renault UK says the entry level Business model is like to be the biggest seller and it features a left-side loading door, reach and rake steering wheel, adjustable driver's seat, electric windows, heated door mirrors, space wheel, remote central locking, hill start, an advanced traction control system, DAB radio with USB, all as standard equipment. These are fantastic specifications for an entry level model. A more modern dashboard has been introduced which would not be out of place in a passenger car and it includes a centre console which houses the new multimedia system and climate control switches.

The new Trafic's cabin provides total storage capacity of 90 litres. There are 14 bins, trays and cubbies of different forms and sizes. They are designed to house the everyday items employed by business users, including water bottles, cans, cups, mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, pens, hard hats, boxes, etc.

Renault says the cabin has been designed to serve as an office as well, and there are cradles for mobile phones and tablets, plus a fold down work surface on a seat back where a laptop computer can be used.

The front and rear overhangs have been extended by 10cm and 11cm and maximum load lengths of 3. …

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