The new Renault Trafic panel van has launched in South Africa, much to the delight of business owners across the country. It’s a welcome addition to the Renault commercial vehicle line-up as they’ve sold more than 2.2 million units worldwide since its inception in 1980. The latest offering includes various updates and improvements over previous models and you can even turn the cabin of the Renault Trafic into a mobile office as there is enough space for a laptop and an A4-size swivel stand.
This powerful workhorse has been redesigned with a bold look featuring an assertive front bumper, a large radiator grille and two bright LED headlights. The refined style coupled with up-to-date interior technology is among the many aspects that make this versatile and practical vehicle stand out among the rest.
Other standouts on the fourth generation Renault Trafic panel van also include the two sleek non-metallic colour options, Ice Cool White or Cumulus Blue, a new streamlined radio antenna and 16-inch steel wheels graced with stylish hubcaps.
Step inside the all-new Renault Trafic and you’ll discover a dashboard embedded with features such as Connect R&Go radio, complete with Bluetooth, USB and aux port connectivity! And to make your daily commute that much more enjoyable, this impressive panel van also has power-adjustable mirrors along with comfortable black fabric upholstery and wider armrests on the new door panels.
You can transform your Renault Trafic into a mobile office by simply folding down the backrest on the middle seat. This creates enough space for a laptop and even an A4-size swivel stand to keep all your documents in place. Look a little further and you will find several storage bins, including a cleverly placed compartment beneath the passenger bench seat.
Other standard features on the new Renault Trafic panel van include the following:
The Trafic panel van impresses even further with an expansive loading bay of 4.15m, making it the largest in its class. To top that off, you get 8,900 litres of cargo space and a maximum load capacity of 1,279kg with a 750 kg towing capacity – all designed to make your life a lot easier.
There is a total of 84.8 litres of space in the passenger cabin for storing all those random bits that end up on the floor or the cubbyhole. This includes a new drawer that can accommodate up to 88 litres, 54 litres of which is located under the passenger bench seat, as mentioned earlier. They’ve even made sure that tool retrieval is a breeze as the Renault Trafic’s load area is accessible through a left-side sliding door and two rear swivel doors that can open 90º or 180º.
The Trafic is equipped with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine (referred to as the “dCi 170”) that powers its front axle via a 6-speed manual gearbox. With peak power output of 125 kW and 380 Nm torque, it has an impressive combined fuel economy rating of 7.2 litres per 100 km from its 80-litre tank which translates to more than 1 000 km range.
Now available at most Renault dealers, the Renault Trafic price is R599,999. This includes a 5-year/90,000km service plan and a 5-year/150,000km mechanical warranty as standard. The all-new Renault Trafic panel van is an ideal partner for those who need a modern, reliable, spacious and versatile commercial vehicle that is ready for anything.
From its impressive engine performance and fuel economy to the tremendous amount of space, the Renault Trafic should be on your list in 2023 and beyond!