Renault launches the new generation of its Master commercial van

New platform, renewed design and new engines, here is the fourth generation of this utility vehicle.

Since its launch in 1980, Renault Master has sold more than three million units, representing a rich history of more than 40 years and is present in more than 50 countries. Now in its fourth generation, it hopes to continue to win over users with a radical change in engine, design and platform.

This utility vehicle integrates the new Renault identity, with the new logo, the C-shaped light signature with LED headlights and gives birth to something much more modern.

The diamond firm focused on improving aerodynamics and reduced it by more than 20%, allowing it to offer the best efficiency in its category. This was done by renewing the rear part where its size was optimized to offer better entry dimensions and useful volume.

In addition, the one-piece side panels are visually stronger – especially in the longer versions – and are structured to be more rigid and prevent deformation.

Moving on to its interior, it is of high quality, similar to Renault vehicles, accompanied by the highest technology, with a 10″ screen as standard, a more vertical steering wheel and adjustable heights and depths. In automatic versions, the selector lever is now located on the steering wheel for greater comfort and safety.

One of the interesting things is that the back of the central seat forms a work table when folded and the seat flips up to provide access to more space. There are also USB type C sockets, connectivity to Apple Carplay and Android Auto,

The platform of this Renault Master allows it to offer a wide variety of engines, for the moment it will have the Blue dCi diesel variants with a power of 105, 130, 150 and 170 horsepower, associated with a six-speed manual gearbox. gears or a six-speed automatic transmission and nine-speed torque converter.

There is also the 100% electric E-Tech version which offers two motors of 96 or 105 kW of power, 300 Nm of torque and it is possible to choose a battery with a capacity of 40 kWh (180 km of autonomy) or 87kW. (410 km range).

As a novelty, it will offer V2X functions in the electric versions: Vehicle To Load (V2L) and Vehicle To Grid (V2G). This includes the ability to charge external devices (V2L, from vehicle to electrical device) with a socket in the cabin, in the trunk and via an adapter that connects to the charging socket to connect portable devices.

Later, the brand will offer a hydrogen and fuel cell version.

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Source: Latercera


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