Renault Trucks Delivers First Batch of D Wide CNG Trucks with Horizontal Exhaust
Renault Trucks has delivered its first Euro 6 D WIDE CNG with horizontal exhaust to food and refrigerated transport company STAF. This model which is specially designed for distribution and can operate on either natural gas or biogas will be released in early 2017.
The Staf food and refrigerated transport company was the first to receive a Renault Trucks 19-tonne Euro 6-compliant D WIDE CNG with horizontal exhaust. This model will be released in early 2017.
The Renault Trucks D WIDE CNG Euro 6 enjoys the same chassis and body-mounting possibilities as its diesel counterpart since there is no vertical exhaust to integrate between cab and trailer. Its Euro 6 compliant NGT9 6-cylinder engine displaces 8.9 litres and delivers a power output of 320 hp. It is designed to run on both natural gas and biomethane (biogas).
These features make the D WIDE CNG the ideal choice for urban delivery businesses operating at controlled temperatures. The low entry cab with its two-step access is convenient for regular deliveries; the tight turning radius improves manoeuvrability and the Allison automatic gearbox lets the driver concentrate on the road ahead. The D WIDE CNG also boasts a hydraulic retarder which, together with the automatic gearbox, extends the lifespan of the entire system, especially the brake pads.
The 19-tonne 4×2 rigid truck supplied to STAF is fitted with a 51 m3 refrigeration unit with an electrically powered Frigoblock system. This means less noise and lower emissions from the refrigeration system.
The Renault Trucks D WIDE CNG with horizontal exhaust scheduled for launch in 2017 will include new features such as cruise control, pneumatic front suspension as well as the various fittings of the D WIDE cab.
The D WIDE CNG with horizontal exhaust will take pride of place on the Renault Trucks stand (hall 2, aisle J, stand 117) at Pollutec, the international exhibition of environmental equipment, technologies and services, held at Lyon’s Eurexpo exhibition centre from November 29 to December 2, 2016.