Renault Master Van revamped
Third generation Renault Master Van has undergone a revamp and there are a number of exciting features which have been added to the existing framework….
The three choices are 100 PS, 125 PS and 150 PS. The revamp of the engine housing has ensured saving of 3.8 mpg and a cut down in emissions of CO2 by 24g/km throughout the Master Van range. Inclusion of a new water circuit for cooling coupled with new oil and power steering pumps as also gearbox lubricant have helped to achieve these results.
CD player, Bluetooth, radio as also USB connectivity is available in these revamped models. There is also an option for air suspension for front wheel drive masters. Front wheel drive master owners can opt for this suspension by paying £2,000 excluding VAT. Since its inception in 1980 this car has done very well in the market and with these improvements in the third generation of the Master Van one can hope that the company keeps up its performance.
Read the news release below for more information.
RENAULT ANNOUNCES IMPROVEMENTS TO MASTER VAN RANGE
-CO2 emissions cut by up to 24g/km across Master van range, plus fuel economy gains of up to 3.8 mpg
-Renault’s largest van also boasts a number of specification changes, including the availability of new radios and introduction of air suspension for FWD versions
-Renault Master enjoys a 15 per cent share of the European large van segment, which reinforces the brand’s status as Europe’s number one LCV manufacturer, a position it has held since 1998
A couple of years on from launch, Renault has announced a raft of improvements for its Master van range, including enhanced fuel economy, lower emissions and greater equipment.
The launch of New Master in 2010 saw the introduction of an engine (M9T) developed especially for Renault’s largest van. This 2.3 dCi powerplant, which is made in Cléon, France, comes in a choice of three power outputs (100hp, 125hp and 150hp) and its fuel consumption has been improved this year by up to 3.8 mpg (SL/SM dCi 125 Quickshift6 Euro 5 versions), with the core-selling dCi 125 up by 3.3 mpg (SL/SM versions). CO2 emissions now start at 194 g/km, and are down by an average of 16g/km (24 g/km in the case of dCi 125 Quickshift6 Euro 5 versions of SL28 and SL33).
To achieve these savings, Renault’s engineers focused on the following areas:
- Thermal management: an improved water circuit for even faster starting,
- New oil and power steering pumps,
- Low fuel-consumption tyres,
- New gearbox lubricant.
For enhanced cabin comfort, a selection of new, easier to use and better-equipped radios are now available. Bluetooth and USB connectivity are now standard features across the range, while flagship Sport versions come with a CD player and MP3 playback, as well as a separate display.
Air suspension available for front-wheel drive Masters
Optional air suspension is also now available for the vast majority of the front-wheel drive range (panel vans, Chassis Cab, Chassis Double Cab, Platform Cab) at £2,000 excluding VAT, irrespective of engine, with the exception of the 2.8-tonne GVW version. The fitment of air suspension confers several benefits:
Maintain a constant ride-height irrespective of load and correct differences behind the left- and right-hand sides of the vehicle.
Permit the vehicle’s ground clearance or rear clearance angle to be raised momentarily.
Drop the rear suspension to achieve a lower rear sill height (450mm).
Manually adjust the deck height at the rear by +70mm or -60mm.
Other improvements in brief…
A new option also appears for twin-wheel rear-wheel drive Chassis Cabs in the form of 3.5 tonne towing capacity, priced at £350 excluding VAT. This represents an additional towing capacity of 500kg over the current Master, taking GTW from 6.5 to 7 tonnes.
Facts and figures…
Since its launch, Renault Master has been highly successful, increasing its share of Europe’s large van segment to 15 per cent (end of April). Ever since the introduction of the vehicle’s very first generation in 1980, Renault’s largest product has been assembled at the SOVAB de Batilly plant, France, where the 2,356 staff also produce the Opel/Vauxhall Movano and Nissan NV400.
For more information regarding Renault vans see www.renault.co.uk/vans.