Renault’s updated Trafic panel van, which features a new front-end design, overhauled interior, wider range of diesel engines and new driver assistance systems, is now available to order.
The Trafic’s front-end has been redesigned and now features full LED lighting with C-shape daytime running lights and a new bumper, complementing the upright grille. New 17-inch alloy wheels feature on Sport and Sport+ models, with new wheel covers available on Business and Business+, alongside a new radio antenna and new Cumulus Blue paint option – one of eight exterior colours available.
Customers have a range of sizes to choose from, with short and long wheelbase panel vans available with low or high roof heights, while a long wheelbase crew van is also available offering greater passenger accommodation, as well as generous loading area.
Inside the cab, the new dashboard has a horizontal trim feature that stretches across the width of the cabin and into the door panels, giving a greater sense of space, according to Renault. A new instrument panel features additional chrome detailing, along with the door panels and gear lever.
The door panels also have wider armrests and there is 84 litres of cabin stowage space, 54 of which are located underneath the passenger bench seat.
Additionally, by folding down the backrest of the middle seat, the Trafic’s cabin transforms into a mobile office, with enough space for a laptop and an A4-size swivel stand to hold working documents.
The Trafic also includes Renault’s EASY LINK infotainment system offering drivers control over multimedia and vehicle settings via an eight-inch touchscreen display, with integrated navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. There is also a wireless phone charger, three USB ports and a four-inch colour display in the instrument panel. All versions of the Trafic feature DAB radio, Bluetooth and USB phone connectivity.
In terms of driver assistance and safety features, there is adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, blind spot warning, active emergency braking, traffic sign recognition with overspeed alert, driver attention alert and automatic high and low beam for the full LED lights. Aiding manoeuvres are front, rear and side parking sensors, plus rear parking camera.
Under the bonnet there is a full range of Blue dCi diesel engines with four powertrain options ranging from 110 to 170hp, offering more torque for stronger pulling power.
All Blue dCi 110, 130, 150 and 170 versions are coupled with a manual transmission, while the Blue dCi 150 and Blue dCi 170 are also available with an EDC dual-clutch automatic gearbox. All 2.0-litre Blue dCi engines meet the latest Euro 6D-Full standard and are equipped with Stop & Start to reduce fuel consumption.
The Trafic also has what Renault claim is the longest load length in the segment. When specified in L2 length, it has a maximum load length of 4.15m thanks to a hatch in the bulkhead that unlocks extra load length beyond the bulkhead – ideal for longer loads.
Customers have a choice of 44 versions, and the capability to customise their Trafic as desired thanks to a diverse range of options, accessories, tailor-made modifications and a wide selection of conversion options.
In panel van form, the Trafic is available two lengths and two heights, while the loading area boasts a capacity of between 5.8 and 8.9 cubic metres, with several options for glazing, partitions, doors and crew van arrangements.
The Trafic comes with a suite of customer finance packages including the 5 Year PRO+ Promise, which includes 5 Years’ 0% APR Finance, 5 Years’ or 100,000 miles Free Servicing, 5 Years’ or 100,000 miles Warranty and 5 Years’ Roadside Assistance. This is all included in one monthly payment. Hire Purchase is available from £370 per month.
Prices for the Trafic start at £25,200 plus VAT.