November 08, 2016
The Renault Trafic first launched in the UK almost 35 years ago and is one of the most popular medium vans on the market. It’s now passed 200,000 UK sales over three model generations.
Given a facelift in 2014, it has since won consecutive WhatVan! ‘Medium Van of the Year’ awards, in 2015 and 2016.
The smallest version of the Renault van offers a load volume of 5.2 cubic metres, with a payload of over a tonne. The Business+ models upwards feature a load-through flap in the bulkhead which enables the loading of items up to 3.7m in length. Even the small wheelbase version of the Trafic can accommodate three Europallets and an 8×4 sheet!
In terms of fuel economy, the Renault Trafic may not be class-leading but it’s seriously competitive. A return of 43.5mpg on the combined cycle is efficient for a medium van, while Renault’s ‘ECO mode’ button reduces fuel consumption by 10% depending on traffic conditions, road type and load.
Loaded with convenient (and luxury!) features, the Renault van has air conditioning with a pollen filter for those who suffer from hay fever. There is 90-litres of storage space in the cabin, some of which is under the passenger bench seat. There’s a 12v electric socket situated on the front facia next to a 7” touchscreen incorporating satellite navigation, DAB Radio, Bluetooth, USB and an Aux-in port.
The Renault Trafic has some useful features that make driving easier. A wide-view mirror attached to the back of the passenger-side sun visor doubles the angle of vision to the rear-left of the Trafic, while Grip Xtend enables greater control of the front wheels to optimise traction on difficult terrain. There are also rear parking sensors which alert the driver before a potential accident.
If you have a lot of paperwork to complete on the move, then the Renault Trafic is the perfect choice. A fold-down passenger seat creates a work surface which can also safely hold a laptop while being able to turn it to face either the driver or passenger. Finally, a smartphone cradle holds your device in a safe but accessible position.
Interested in a Renault Trafic? We have a wide range including the top spec Renault Trafic Sport and cheap van finance options including van leasing, contract hire and van hire purchase. Call Vansdirect now on 0800 169 69 95 or enquire online and we’ll get back to you asap!