Changes for Renault LCV range

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Renault is now selling Trafics and Masters with a three-year/100,000-mile warranty, an improvement on the previous three-year/60,000-mile deal.

With no mileage limit in the first two years, the new package includes a three-year roadside emergency rescue service provided by the AA. The AA has taken delivery of a further 150 Trafics in addition to the 400 supplied in 2006 and has just ordered 200 more.

Trafic is also now available with the 150hp 2.5-litre dCi diesel engine deployed in Master. Replacing the 140hp dCi, it is optionally available with a Quickshift6 automated manual gearbox.

In another change, Trafic is on offer with a refrigerated conversion designed in conjunction with Lamberet. Suitable for chilled loads, it has a 3.4m3 load area and a payload of from 710kg to 973kg depending on the model specified. Prices range from £19,450 to £20,450 — all prices quoted here exclude VAT.

What is more, Trafic is up for grabs in Trafic Sport guise (top picture), with prices starting at £15,700. For your money you get 16in Ixtar alloy wheels, air-conditioning and metallic paint among other goodies.

Due to be replaced later this year, Kangoo is available as a special edition called Extra — a confusing name for Renault to resurrect to say the least. It gets air-conditioning and body-coloured bumpers and door mirrors as well as one or two other special features. Prices start at £8,550.

Renault Retail, Renault's wholly-owned dealer group, is investing in 14 new van service centres to be set up in addition to the three it already operates. Including sites in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Cardiff and Leicester, they should all be open by the end of the year.



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