Renault has added an enhanced off-the-shelf Master Dropside option to its range, aimed at customers who need to easily load and unload bulky items to and from the load area.
The new Master Dropside has 400mm high aluminium side panels on each side of the vehicle, making it ideal for use in grounds maintenance, timber merchants, building supplies and scaffolding companies, according to Renault.
This adds to the range of Master conversions, which includes the existing Tipper, Luton Box Van and Luton Low Loader conversions, as well as the regular Master Crew Van, Panel Van and electric Master Z.E. Platform and Chassis Cab versions of the Master and Master Z.E. are also available for more bespoke conversions.
Based on the Master Chassis Cab – like Master Tipper and Luton Box Vans, the Dropside is available to customers directly through the Renault dealer network and benefits from full manufacturer warranty over three years and 100,000 miles.
Three load lengths are available: medium, long and extra long wheelbases with a crew cab option also available. Up to 4,300mm of load length is available on Master Dropside, and it’ll carry up to 1,664kg.
All Master Dropside commercials feature rear corner pillars as standard, with a foldaway step on the rear side panel and up to eight anchoring points in the load area (depending on the length). The rear corner pillars allow customers to fit a side restraint system for personnel working in the load area of the vehicle, or easily fit a tail lift if required.
A hot-galvanised steel front side panel and platform, plus anti-slip wooden floor is standard on all versions, with a steel cab protecting grid with an object rack for long items such as ladders.
A range of diesel engines are available across the Master range, including dCi 130, dCi 135, ENERGY dCi 145 and ENERGY dCi 150 powertrains, with a choice of FWD or RWD. Twin-wheel RWD versions are available giving optimised traction for heavier loads or towing.
The Renault Master Dropside is available for an on-the-road price of £37,892.