They will be available in front- and rear-wheel drive with four wheelbase and three roof height options. Load space ranges from 8.0m3 to 17.0m3 with load lengths of 2,583mm to 4,383mm, payloads up to 2,260kg and gross vehicle weights of 2.8t, 3.3t, 3.5t and 4.5t. The UK models, however, will not include any 2.8-tonners.

A new 2.3-litre turbodiesel powers the ranges and will be available at 100hp (285Nm), 125hp (310Nm) and 150hp (350Nm). Euro 4 or 5 can be specified, a six-speed manual gearbox will be standard and the cab has sufficient storage space to keep a hyperactive squirrel happy.

Surprisingly, Renault has already released a full price list and its entry level model, the front-wheel drive MM33 100hp Euro 4, has a basic price of £20,795. The range-topping rear-wheel drive LML45 150hp Euro 5 with twin rear wheels will set you back £29,345. A full line-up of Crew Vans are available from launch, which will coincide with the CV Operators Show at the NEC, Birmingham (13-15 April).