Renault Trucks is launching the new Master, featuring a more robust frontage with a bolder design, a new, completely revamped interior, featuring a redesigned dashboard and steering wheel, together with functional, ergonomic storage spaces.
The new Renault Master also offers new driver-assistance systems, including active braking, side wind assist, permanent rear view, blind spot warning and front and rear parking assistance.
It features six new Euro 6d-temp and Euro VI diesel engines, from 130 hp to 180 hp/400 Nm, together with an electric 57kW engine. All diesel engines are fitted with Twin-Turbo technology, which combines low-end torque with high-power for optimal driving. Fuel consumption is therefore reduced up to 1L/100 km and CO2 emissions remain under control.
Available in all models – panel van, chassis cab and platform cab – the Renault Trucks Master Red EDITION is fitted as standard with a new 150 hp/385 Nm Euro 6d-temp engine.
On the outside, the Master Red EDITION is also fitted as standard with a strong, elegant chrome grille that perfectly matches the vehicle’s full-LED signature.
Inside, new carbon fabric seat covers, chrome inserts on the air conditioning vents and buttons and a new black and chrome gear knob enhance the harmony created by sleek, modern lines.
The Master Red EDITION is fitted with a pull-out tray that provides an additional work or relaxation area, together with a glovebox drawer that increases storage volume. It also features wireless smartphone charger as standard.
The Master Red EDITION has also been fitted as standard with new equipment to improve driver comfort and safety (air conditioning, speed regulator and limiter, automatic switch-on of headlights and wipers) and includes new functions, including an USB Bluetooth radio, side- wind assist system and a folding two-button key.
In 2018, Renault Trucks recorded its fourth consecutive year of sales growth. The manufacturer has announced a rise of 7.6% in MHDV, and 15% in LCV.
Significant growth in volume in Europe In a dynamic European market for vehicles over 6 tons (up 4.2%), deliveries of Renault Trucks vehicles are up 7.6%. This has led to a slight increase in the French manufacturer’s market share, up 0.1 point to 8.5%.
In the over 16-ton segment, Renault Trucks’ market share in Europe is up 0.2 points, at 8.9%
For vehicles between 6 and 16 tons, market share is down 0.3 points (6.2%). Registrations are down 3.8% due to the stoppage of the Renault Trucks D cab 2m model. On a like-for-like basis however, penetration remains identical.
Renault Trucks has strengthened its position as leader in its home market, with a 28.1% market share.
International sales marked by an upturn in Africa
Deliveries of Renault Trucks vehicles have fallen 8.8% internationally, with 4,457 trucks invoiced. This downturn can be explained by the introduction of import quotas in Algeria in 2018. The manufacturer is particularly active in Africa, where sales have grown 25% in 2018. In French-speaking Africa, Renault Trucks holds 20% of the premium range market (+1 point).In 2018, the constructor also recorded good performance in Turkey (+2.1 points with 5.8% of MS) and in the Middle East (+1.1 point with 6.4% MS).
A record 23% increase of for Renault Trucks used trucks
In 2018, Renault Trucks recorded a record increase in sales of used trucks, with 8,500 invoiced vehicles, up 23%. Used trucks service offers are also performing well, notably due to the Selection structure warranty, with a penetration rate of 18%, up 6 points.
Used vehicles represent a strategic sector for Renault Trucks. In 2017, the manufacturer opened a “Used Trucks Factory” at its Bourg-en-Bresse plant to recondition its used vehicles. In 2018, 400 used trucks were reconditioned there to meet customer requirements (compared to 230 in 2017). The aim is for vehicles from the Used Trucks Factory to eventually represent 10% of total sales of used vehicles. After the Range T X-Road, Renault Trucks launched another model from its Used Trucks Factory in 2018, the Range T P-Road, a tractor converted into a rigid truck.
Aftersales: spare parts turnover up 5%
Renault Trucks aftersales division has reported steady progress of 5% in its spare parts turnover and a healthy increase in the sales of its maintenance contracts.
With 32,000 vehicles under contract, the penetration rate of maintenance contracts grew by 5 points in 2018 to reach 23.6% (29% if Clovis Location contracts are included). 60,000 vehicles now benefit from a Renault Trucks maintenance contract or extended warranty.
Renault Trucks preparing for the future
Fuel savings and reducing CO2 emissions have always been a core concern for Renault Trucks. The manufacturer is therefore investing fully in complying with the limits set by the EU as regards CO2 emissions.
At the end of 2018, Renault Trucks announced the launch of the 2019 versions of the T, D and D Wide models, designed to reduce fuel consumption by up to 7% compared to previous versions. Renault Trucks is also continuing its research into improving the efficiency of diesel vehicles, with its Optifuel Lab 3 laboratory vehicle. The aim is to reduce fuel consumption by 13% for a full heavy vehicle unit by 2020.
Last but not least, for an immediate improvement in air quality, Renault Trucks will be launching its D and D Wide Z.E. electric trucks in 2019, manufactured in its Blainville-sur-Orne factory. The Renault Master Z.E., on the other hand, is already being distributed in the Renault Trucks network.
Renault Trucks has launched the T 2019 on the market. Equipped with new Euro 6 Step D motorisation, the T version 2019 boasts a 3% reduction in fuel saving compared to the previous generation.
It has also been fitted with new equipment, increasing on-board and driver comfort. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions both down 3%
The Renault Trucks T and T High version 2019 are already fitted with DTI 11 and DTI 13 Euro 6 Step D engines, compliant with the regulation due to take effect from 1 September 2019. They feature a new-generation post treatment system, made with new materials for increased durability. An Adblue quality sensor has also been added, whilst the seventh injector has been removed.
The Renault Trucks T 2019 is equipped with a new-generation Optivision system. This predictive speed regulator, which uses road topography to optimise gear changes, now stores data directly in the vehicle.
This adds to driver comfort, as the connection will no longer be lost, even in areas where the GPS provides no information, such as tunnels. Furthermore, route information is more accurate, enabling drivers to better plan their journeys.
Last but not least, the adaptive Eco Cruise Control features new settings that use less fuel.The combination of these improvements and new equipment enable customers to achieve a 3% reduction in fuel consumption compared to the previous generation.
In this 2019 version, the T range truck cabs feature new top-of-the-range finishes. Inside, the vehicle dashboard boasts a carbon finish, which also features inside the doors, together with black leather seats and a new harmonised grey headliner.
Outside, the radiator grille and wing mirrors can now be customised, with a choice of two paint colours, glossy black or anodised orange. The vehicle ID plate features simplified, more easily visible wording, with the name of the vehicle, its power and motorisation. A further line is also available for customer personalisation.