Renault announce pricing for new Trafic van

Following its recent UK debut at the 2014 CV Show, Renault have announced prices for the latest version of their popular Trafic van.

A total of 72 variants will be available in the UK, with the top-selling LCV range taking in Panel and Crew Vans, Platform Cab and Passenger versions.

The Trafic offers a choice of three trim levels, four frugal but responsive engines and a series of innovative and high-end equipment touches. The all-new Trafic has been conceived to cover every business user’s need.

Prices begin from £18,245 for the basic Panel Van. The Crew Van starts from £20,395 and the Platform Cab has a starting price of £20,195.

The entry point for the range, and the likely best-seller, is the appropriately termed Business model. Core features include a height adjustable driver’s seat with armrest, left side loading door, reach and rake adjustable steering wheel, electric front windows and heated door mirrors, full steel bulkhead, a spare wheel, remote central locking and deadlocking, plus a total of 16 anchorage points (18 on the long wheelbase version).

New additions to the 2014 Renault Trafic

New additions include Electronic Stability Control with Hill Start Assist and an advanced traction control system to cope with loose surfaces, plus DAB radio with USB connectivity all featured as standard.

The Business+ model adds several items of equipment centred around its positioning as the perfect mobile office including a fold down centre passenger seat with removable A4 clipboard, laptop storage, and smartphone dock along with air conditioning, full steel bulkhead with load-through facility and a wide view mirror set in the passenger side sun visor, which more than doubles the line of sight to the rear.

The Sport model, which rounds up the line-up, is the new Trafic’s flagship model and offers everything even the most discerning business customer should require, with style, safety and technology touches including 17-inch alloy wheels, auto lights and wipers, Bluetooth, a leather steering wheel, lidded upper dashboard storage, metallic paint and body coloured door mirrors, a chrome grille, seven-inch touchscreen MediaNav multimedia and navigation system, cruise control, speed limiter and front fog lights.

In addition, the new Trafic offers a full complement of high-tech and well thought out options which include the Mobile Office Pack, all-weather tyres, a reversing camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, a MediaNav seven-inch touchscreen multimedia and navigation, plus cruise control and speed limiter, a smartphone cradle and tablet cradle along with a wide view mirror, heated driver’s seat as well as auto lights and wipers and front fog lights.

Diesel engines available

A total of four diesel engines are available to power the Trafic, each one being a 1.6-litre unit in either single or twin-turbo guise. The dCi 90 is reserved solely for the entry-level Business trim, with the dCi 115, plus ENERGY dCi 120 and 140, available on every model. Stop & Start engine technology is standard on the ENERGY dCi 120 and dCi 140 powerplants.

Average fuel economy has risen by more than 5 mpg across the range, with up 47.9 mpg on the combined cycle and emissions of only 149 grams CO2 per kilometre, in the case of the ENERGY dCi 120.

The new Trafic can be specified in one of ten body colours, including six metallic finishes and the new-for-2014 Bamboo Green, Copper Brown and Magma Red. UK ordering opens today, with first deliveries expected this September.