Renault Vans Driving Success
Sales of Europe’s best selling and multi award winning Renault LCV range were up 43.9% on this time last year and the LCV market was up 42.9% last month, a sign that things are certainly looking up on the Irish business scene.
The success of the Renault van range (Master, Trafic and Kangoo) in Ireland is down to the fact that it is the ONLY van range in the market with a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty, the fuel efficiency of its engines and professionalism of the Dealer Network, making Renault LCV a very affordable proposition for businesses of all sizes.
The 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty from Renault is just that, unlimited. Whether a private or commercial customer, Taxi or Hire Drive vehicle, the mileage is unlimited and will give our customers peace of mind and reassurance when ordering a new car or van from the new Renault range.
Other manufacturers may offer ‘5 years or more warranties’ however there are many exclusions and restrictions. The 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty from Renault includes;
- breakdown assistance for five years
- all warranty repairs carried out by trained Renault technicians using genuine Renault parts
- no limit on the number of repairs under the term of the warranty
- covers the cost of repairs due to component failure as a result of a manufacturing defect
- warranty is transferable to a second owner if the car is sold during the term, enhancing the residual value of the vehicle
Currently the only manufacturer to offer a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty across its LCV range, Renault is now the only manufacturer in Ireland to offer this 5 year unlimited mileage warranty across its entire range of passenger cars and vans, a huge incentive for both private and business customers looking to order a new 2013 vehicle.
Great news for Renault LCV fans is that the all new Trafic will be unveiled on the 28th April at the CV show in Birmingham. Trafic is one of Renault’s most popular models, with 1.6 million sales since 1980. This practical and economical ‘Van à Vivre’ will sport a new look both inside and out, while benefitting from clever smart innovations to facilitate the lives of business customers, as well as a new range of responsive engines. The new Trafic will be available with a new Renault-developed 1.6 dCi powerplant, including a twin-turbocharged version that boasts fuel consumption of less than six litres per 100km.
All-New Trafic comes with a completely new exterior design. The front incorporates the bigger, more upright logo that is emblematic of Renault’s new brand identity. Its stance is forceful and dynamic, while its wide, slender headlights give it an expressive look, and the more sloping windscreen results in a clear division with the bonnet. A wide and assertive air intake and a body-coloured trim strip between the two grilles produce a lighter feel. Sharper lines make the vehicle’s silhouette more dynamic than before, whilst the sturdiness that Trafic customers have come to expect have been retained courtesy of a protective, wrap-around front bumper.
With All-New Trafic, Renault has capitalised upon its wealth of experience in the LCV segment to offer a genuine user-friendly van that is modern and comfortable, responding ever-more closely to the needs of customers and actively contributing to the success of their business.
All-New Trafic can be customised as required thanks to the outstanding diversity of its range which features 270 variants, two different heights, two different lengths, panel van, crew-van, platform cab and passenger versions, not to mention the solutions produced by our approved converters and Renault Tech.
All-New Trafic is both flexible and economical thanks to its new range of downsized, turbocharged engines. They are based upon the latest-generation, Renault-developed 1.6 dCi unit (R9M) and feature advanced technology to combine welcome fuel consumption savings with real driving enjoyment. This range is available in two versions: a single variable geometry turbo which yields 15% better fuel economy 4mpg and the Twin-Turbo version, the fuel economy of which is exceeds 47mpg*. These engines offer brisk pick-up and greater low-end torque for responsive acceleration, even when the vehicle is fully loaded.
All-New Trafic was developed by Renault’s expert LCV engineers to be reliable and robust. It benefits from the knowledge and expertise of some 1,800 men and women at the Sandouville factory, which has hitherto focused on high-end passenger cars. To relocate the van’s production to France, the factory underwent significant transformation work thanks to an investment of more than €230 million.
Renault's latest Kangoo model, only launched last August, features best-in-class engines for fuel efficiency and new equipment options include ESC with Hill Start Assist and Grip Xtend.
The new Kangoo Van range offers three wheelbase lengths with three versions of the popular 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine (75, 90 and 110hp).
New Kangoo’s taut lines and clear forms give it a robust, reassuring look, while the front end incorporates Renault’s new design identity, with a bold logo contrasted against a black grille, along with more expressive, more tapered headlights and new door mirrors.
In the cabin, the dashboard has been revised in order to heighten the impression of quality.
The new almond-shaped, eyelid-capped headlights produce a more high-tech, higher quality feel. The front bumper, bonnet and front wings have been reshaped. The large, rounded bumper projects forward of the bonnet for a rugged look, and the slots for the Renault logo helps to lighten the design of the front.
For more information visit your local Renault Dealer Dennehy Motors, Dock Road and avail of great offers at their LCV Open week 28th April – 3rd May.