The new Renault Trafic has arrived in Australia with a redesigned front end, improved equipment levels and updated safety features, plus greater engine efficiency and improved towing capabilities.
The Trafic is available in eight different configurations, with a choice of a short wheelbase (SWB) and long wheelbase (LWB) van, and a six-seat LWB Crew van. Three equipment levels see the SWB and LWB van offered in Pro and Premium.
The Crew van is available in Pro and Lifestyle variants. All models bring a dynamic new exterior with a redesigned front-end incorporating C-shaped LED headlights, sleeker bumper, new horizontal bonnet and upright grille with chrome inserts.
An upgraded interior features a premium car-like feel, with a new dashboard and gear lever design, full-width horizontal trim detail and continued storage space of up to 84.2-litres and best-in-class headroom.
Safety and technology upgrades include active emergency braking, as well as adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition. Automatic high and low beam offer a 20 per cent increase in beam range too.
A new full colour 8.0-inch Easy Link display offers the latest in connectivity and usability with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, DAB, Bluetooth and USB connectivity standard on all models.
Wireless phone charging features on Premium and Lifestyle variants for the first time, with the cabin tech and convenience part of a comfortable, refined driving experience.
Every New Trafic is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine with a choice of six-speed manual or electronic dual clutch automatic transmissions. The powertrain produces a potent 125kW/380Nm.
In the manual, that translates to 7.2-litres/100km in terms of fuel economy, with the EDC using as little as 6.5-litres/100km. This efficiency combines with a large 80-litre fuel tank to bring extended range for fewer fuel stops, saving both time and money.
The new Trafic also brings a versatile payload of up to 1,280kg and up to 2.5-tonne towing capability, combined with a 4.15m load length, accessed by standard dual-sliding side doors and rear barn doors on Premium versions.
Backed by a 5-year 200,000km warranty and capped price servicing, the new Trafic features a maximum cargo bay area of 6.7m3. On sale in Australia from this month, the range is priced from $48,200 plus on-roads.
To find out more, contact your local Renault dealer. If you’re keen on one, and need finance, talk to CreditOne.