New Trafic Van
The New Trafic’s robust yet dynamic lines include a front end that embodies the Renault brand’s new styling signature, while radical changes have been made to the interior. Designed to be both practical and comfortable, the cabin features passenger car cues for an attractive, quality feel, along with 14 storage solutions to house the everyday items employed by business users.
The assertive front end incorporates expressive, slender head light units which frame the large air intake. In keeping with the brand’s styling identity, the large, vertically-positioned Renault logo sits at the centre over a contrasting black trim strip which tops the grille. An area of body colour between the grille and front bumper adds further to New Trafic’s status-enhancing stance. Meanwhile, the windscreen is more steeply raked than that of Trafic II and marks a distinct break with the line of the bonnet, a cue more commonly associated with passenger cars. The side view is also more dynamic thanks to a combination of taut lines and structured forms, while customers can opt for Sport versions which feature a body coloured front bumper, rear tail light columns, a gloss black logo surround and a chrome grille finish.
The robustness and user-friendliness acclaimed by owners of All-New Trafic’s predecessor have been carried over, including wraparound bumpers and broad, carefully-positioned side protective mouldings. Meanwhile, the square form of the rear end points to the van’s considerable carrying capacity.
A total of 72 variants will be available in the UK, with the
French marque’s top-selling LCV range taking in panel and crew vans,
platform cab and Passenger versions. Offering a choice of three trim
levels, four frugal, yet responsive engines and a series of innovative
and high-end equipment touches, All-New Trafic has been conceived to
cover every business user need.
(additional equipment to Business)
(additional equipment to Business+)
The cabin has undergone some radical changes and now features up to 14 storage solutions for a total capacity of 90 litres (see ‘An office on wheels’ section) to accommodate the sort of everyday items business users employ. The modern dashboard recalls that of a passenger car and, in keeping with other Renault models, incorporates a totem-style centre console which houses the multimedia system and climate control switches.
All-New Renault Trafic offers the comfort and driving position similar to those of an MPV.
New seats ensure welcome lateral support thanks to the use of higher-density foam and more enveloping forms. The front bench seat incorporates lateral strengthening for both the seat cushions and passenger seat backs. Comfort is further enhanced by the inclusion of an armrest built into the door panel.
Compared with Trafic II, the driving position seat cushion has been lowered by 36mm, while the seat back is more reclined in order to get closer to the sort of driving position associated with MPVs. Along with the fact that the bulkhead has been located 3cm further back and the height- and reach-adjustable steering wheel, the number of ways the seat can be adjusted (height, fore-aft and seat back angle) enables the driver to find the most comfortable position.
Take a closer look by using our interior and exterior tours