RENAULT TRAFIC PANEL VAN

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Nov 15, 2013 (3 years and 4 months ago)

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RENAULT TRAFIC PANEL VAN



Versatile and economical Trafic is the perfect business solution





Practical design to meet the needs of professionals




Long wheelbase with hefty 1 200 kg payload




MPV
-
based suspension with superb load
-
carrying
ability




Top
-
notch safety with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist and driver’s airbag




Car
-
like driving comfort and standard features




Outstanding economy and performance from 1.9 dCi engine



Following the recent launch of the Renault Kangoo Express, the
arrival of the new Trafic Panel Van
demonstrates how serious Renault is about offering light commercial vehicle (LCV) solutions to
businesses in South Africa.


“We are intent on raising our profile as a contender in the crucial LCV segment. By expanding th
e range
with the new Trafic Panel Van, we’re extending our range of exceptionally versatile, competent and
affordable vehicles in this sector,” says Xavier Gobille, managing director of Renault SA.


The Trafic Panel Van has been specifically designed to me
et the needs of professionals, regardless of
the business environment they are active in. With its standard height and long wheelbase, it offers
ultimate flexibility to suit any business requirement, matched to an impressive 1 200 kg payload capacity
and 2

800 mm cargo area length.


Access to the vast 6,0 m3 load compartment is by means of a single sliding door on the left, along with
side
-
hinged rear doors that can be swivelled through 180 degrees for easier loading. Additionally, side
anchorage points are

provided to safely secure items in transit.


The Trafic’s suspension has been specially adapted to easily cope with its load
-
lugging ability, while
delivering levels of ride refinement and control more typical of an MPV. This is achieved through the use
of MacPherson
-
type suspension with an anti
-
roll bar in front, along with a flexible beam with trailing
arms and Panhard rod at the rear.


The combination of load
-
sensitive hydraulic dampers and variable
-
rate suspension ensures a constant
ride height and co
nsistent handling traits, regardless of how much weight the vehicle is carrying.


In the interests of safety, the Trafic is equipped with disc brakes all round, controlled by ABS with
electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and emergency brake assist (EB
A). This ensures the optimum
level of stopping ability, regardless of the driving conditions or load on board.


Additionally, a driver’s airbag is standard, as are side impact bars and height
-
adjustable seat belts with
force limiters and pre
-
tensioners.


Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of the Trafic’s cabin environment, which offers


levels of
refinement and standard features normally associated with passenger cars. The comprehensive
equipment list includes air
-
conditioning, power steering, elect
ric windows and mirrors, a trip computer, a
single
-
CD, MP3
-
compatible audio system, and a height
-
adjustable driver’s seat.


Numerous practical and user
-
friendly stowage solutions are provided. These include an A4 document
holder at the top of the centre co
nsole, a storage slot above the glove box, and large binnacles in the
door panels.


Vehicle security is a prime consideration in this segment. Accordingly, the Trafic Panel Van boasts an
insurance
-
approved Category 1 alarm and immobiliser system, which inc
ludes the Renault Anti
-
Intruder
Device (RAID).


This is bolstered by remote central locking with a deadlocking function for ultimate peace of mind. In
addition, the spare wheel is fitted with anti
-
theft bracket.


Combining low fuel consumption and running

costs with dependable performance, the Trafic is powered
by a 1 870 cc common
-
rail turbodiesel engine. The 1.9 dCi unit produces 74 kW of power at 3 500 r/min,
linked to 240 Nm of torque at 2 000 r/min.


Mated to a six
-
speed manual transmission, the Trafi
c is capable of consuming as little as 6,9 l/100 km in
the extra
-
urban environment. Its combined cycle consumption is an impressive 7,9 l/100 km, with a
corresponding CO2 emissions rating of 210 g/km. A large 90
-
litre fuel tank is standard.


The Trafic Pa
nel Van benefits from the same all
-
encompassing Renault Confiance customer care
package as the rest of the range. This includes a five
-
year/90 000 km service plan with 15 000 km
service intervals, along with an extensive five
-
year/150 000 km mechanical war
ranty and six
-
year anti
-
corrosion warranty.


Renault Confiance also provides 24
-
hour roadside assistance and security, fixed price service menu, as
well as guaranteed parts availability or the offer of a mobility solution.


Pricing
:
Trafic Panel Van 1.9 d
Ci

-

R249 900


Alyson Strever

Media Communications Manager
:

Renault SA (Pty) Ltd

alyson.strever@renault.com