Renault newcomer seeks to Master van market


Renault’s new Master van will cost from £21,120 when it hits UK roads in September.

The van was unveiled at the CV show in Birmingham last month, and dealers are now taking orders.

It will be available as short, medium and long-wheelbase Panel Vans, and medium-wheelbase Crew Vans with seven seats.

A range of medium and long-wheelbase conversions will also be on offer including Chassis Cabs, Tippers, Dropsides (each in either single or double cab form), Platform Cabs, Box Vans and Luton Loaders.

Other choices include front or rear-wheel drive and four gross vehicle weights –  2,800, 3,300, 3,500 or 4,500kg. And customers can also choose low, medium of high roof vans with panel vans having a load volume of up to 17 cubic metres and box vans 22 cubic metres.

The powertrain choices comprise five diesel engines, three of them to Renault’s Energy eco format. The best official combined cycle fuel economy figures are 40.9mpg with CO2 emissions of 180g/km.

The Master will be sold in two trim levels, Business and Business+, with panel van basic prices (excluding VAT and OTR charges) starting from £21,120. Crew Vans cost from £27,000 whiled the Conversions range starts from £23,300.

All Master models will include as standard a height adjustable driver’s seat with armrest and lumbar adjustment, left side loading door (unglazed), reach and rake adjustable steering wheel, electric front windows, electric heated door mirrors, full steel bulkhead, spare wheel, remote central locking (two button key) and deadlocking, plus 16 anchorage points (18 on long wheelbase).

New standard equipment to the range includes ESC with HSA (Hill Start Assist) and the Grip Xtend traction control system to cope with loose surfaces such as mud, sand and fresh snow. A DAB radio with USB connectivity and Bluetooth are also now standard equipment.

Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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