Renault and Vauxhall have released the first pictures of their respective Trafic and Vivaro medium vans, which are the result of a collaboration between the two brands.
Both models will make their debuts at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC Birmingham in April.
Vauxhall says the Vivaro will sport eye-catching looks and sophisticated technologies with design cues taken from its passenger car range. Fresh features include a prominent grille and new black and chrome headlamps as well as the blade feature side design familiar from the Insignia and Astra car line-ups.
The new Vivaro is offered with a choice of eleven standard colours – five solid and six metallic.
Power comes from two new Renault-developed turbo diesel engines, a 1.6 CDTi with 90hp and 115hp, and a 1.6 Bi-turbo CDTi with outputs of 120hp or 140hp. Preliminary data puts combined consumption for the 120hp unit at 47mpg.
The model is available in two lengths, 4998 and 5398mm, both 216mm longer than the first generation van, and two roof heights and as a panel van, double cab and Combi.
The all new Trafic sports a new look both inside and out, according to Renault.
Power comes from the new Renault-developed 1.6 dCI powerplant, which includes a twin-turbocharged version. This provides a high standard of driving performance with impressive economy, Renault says.
The third generation Trafic is being built exclusively at the brand’s Sandouville factory in France.
The front end incorporates the bigger, more upright badge that is part of Renault’s new brand identity and other changes include new wide headlights, a more steeply sloping windscreen, a wider air-intake and wrap-around front bumper.
Renault says 270 variants of the new Trafic will be available. Like the Vivaro, the Trafic comes in two lengths, two heights and in panel van, crew-cab, platform cab and mini-bus guises as well as in a range of approved conversions.