Order books are now open for the new Renault Trafic and Master Passenger ranges, with first deliveries expected in the UK early in 2015.
The Trafic Passenger is available with short (3098mm) or long (3498mm) wheelbases. Owners have a choice of four 1.6-litre dCi turbodiesel engines depending on version and a choice of 'Business' or 'Sport' trim levels.
There are 17 versions of the new Trafic Passenger 11 with Business trim and six with Sport. Business models are available with 90hp, 115hp and ENERGY 120 and 140hp versions of the 1.6-litre dCi engine. These offer fuel economy of between 42.8 and 49.6mpg (combined cycle), with CO2 emissions ranging from 149 to 174 g/km. All engines apart from the dCi 90 are available with Sport trim.
All versions have three rows of three seats, although buyers can choose not to have the third row to increase load capacity. Sport models are also available with two individual front seats as a no-cost option.
The Master Passenger is sold as a six-seat Combi, nine-seat Combi, 17-seat minibus and trabus glazed panel van. They are powered by four different versions of the 2.3-litre dCi turbodiesel engine, one of which offers the convenience of Renault's Quickshift robotised semi-automatic gearbox. These offer between 110 and 150hp.
'Business' trim is standard on all models, which gives DAB Radio, CD, USB and Bluetooth connectivity as well as Electronic Stability Control with Grip Xtend, Hill Start Assist and Trailor Swing Assist. The six-seat Combi has a 3182mm wheelbase, for the nine-seat Combi this is extended to 3682 mm, while for the 17-seat Minibus the wheelbase is even longer at 4332 mm. The trabus glazed panel van is offered in medium- and long-wheelbase formats.
by: Becca Chaplin