Renault's Trafic is one of those vehicles that has quietly inveigled itself into an almost invisible ubiquity. They're everywhere, but are such a part of the automotive landscape that they barely register. Unless, that is, you're looking to run a fleet of vans and then the Trafic registers front and centre of your buying decision and has done since it first appeared in Renault dealers back in That first generation model was replaced here in with a second generation model that saw service for thirteen years.
In , this third generation model waded into the fray against rivals like the Volkswagen Transporter and the Ford Transit Custom, not to mention its design siblings, the Vauxhall Vivaro, the Fiat Talento and the Nissan NV It was updated in mid to create the LCV we're looking at here.
All engines comply with Euro 6d-TEMP standards and, with a variable geometry turbocharger, achieve greater power outputs spanning from to hp and increased torque of up to Nm. All engines are matched to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the and hp versions can also be specified with a freshly introduced six-speed EDC automatic, which optimises economy and allows smoother, faster gear shifting.
What else? Well the driving position's as commanding as you would expect and big door mirrors with convex surfacing on their lower and outer edges are present and correct to help with manoeuvring that can be aided by the neat wide angle mirror fitted to the back of the passenger sunvisor.
Further embellishments intended to help you avoid urban scrapes include options like parking sensors and two kinds of rear view camera. Another thoughtful touch is the 'Eco Mode' you can select by pressing this button by the gearstick. This restricts the pulling power of the engine and promotes greater efficiency.
True, there's only so much a van designer can do with a rectangular box with a wheel at each corner, but there's clearly been a concerted effort to distinguish the Trafic from the workaday LCV norm. This revised mofdel gets more expressive front-end design, with full-LED headlamps incorporated into a C-shaped lighting signature that represents the identity of the Renault line.
A bolder grille, with details such as a new holder for the Renault logo and chrome finishing strip, plus a new 'Urban grey' colour complete the revised styling. The cabin is dominated by an updated, car-like dashboard with satin chrome buttons and detailing, which is complemented by a new dark carbon colour scheme. New long-lasting upholstery of greater quality enhances comfort and durability, while all versions also feature a new gear knob design. For better telephone call quality, a new microphone has been incorporated into a new single DIN stereo.
Naturally, the interior of New Trafic continues to offer one of the best storage capacities in the market with litres of stowage space, including under passenger seat storage of litres. The Trafic is offered in two body lengths and two roof heights. The range spans 53 versions - a sizeable reduction on the previous line-up which is designed to make it easier for customers to identify the variant that best suits their requirements, while still offering plenty of choice.
In addition to the Panel Van version, and as with the previous model, the Trafic is available in Passenger and SpaceClass body styles.
Both variants benefit from the improved styling and drivetrain upgrades of the Panel Van, with the family-focused Passenger also receiving new upholstery, rear air conditioning booster and sliding windows. New options include a Renault three-button key with single door opening SDO option for improved vehicle security, driver safety and convenience. Read Renault Trafic reviews from our leasing customers. Want to find out more about our van leasing packages? Rentals are subject to VAT.
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Time to take seat inside. If you happen to have drawn the short straw and find yourself stuck in the middle of the cab in front of the dash-mounted gearstick, your journey will be as comfort-compromised as it always is in vans that offer such an extra middle seat berth. Time to take a look at the loading area, accessed through asymmetrically-split rear doors with chunky handles.
The left hand door, which carries the numberplate, can now be locked independently so that longer items can more safely be carried poking out of the right hand door. Hopefully, the necessity for doing that should be rare thanks to a couple of useful developments with the third generation Trafic model.
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This though, can rise to as much as 8. In short wheelbase form, you get a choice of either 2. The van market is changing — and the Renault Trafic has needed to change with it, it has. We especially like the careful touches, the load-through facility in the full-steel bulkhead that lets you poke long items into the cab.
The Mobile Office package with its folding front seat.
The engines have been produced by the Renault Formula One team. The Trafic van has been specifically designed to suit your business needs, whatever your business environment. Premium paint available at additional cost. Its stylish design makes a great first impression, while on board, clever technology keeps you comfortable and safe no matter where your business takes you. Business customers only. The cab features a very similar layout to Renault cars and it serves the Renault Trafic well. Lease Type:.
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