Renault unveils new passenger models

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Renault has introduced two new passenger variants of the Trafic, badged Passenger and SpaceClass.

The new additions to Renault’s range feature the latest additions feature enhanced design inside and out, advanced semi-autonomous driver aids and Renault’s latest infotainment technolog

The Trafic Passenger offers seating for nine to cater for families and passenger transport professionals. The SpaceClass features an eight-seat layout and is focused on luxury-end business shuttle and VIP transport.

Both get a revised front-end with a bespoke bonnet, front grille and bumper, and standard LED headlights. SpaceClass models gain 17-inch diamond effect alloy wheels and the Passenger gets bespoke wheels. The models are available in seven different colours including the new Carmin Red metallic. Inside, there’s a new dashboard, revised dials and trims, along with 84 litres of storage space and up to 1,800 litres of boot space.

Engines cover three variants of the Renault 2.0-litre diesel – the dCi 110, new dCi 150 and the dCi 170, all featuring automatic stop and start.

A six-speed manual gearbox is standard on dCi 110 and dCi 150 models, while six-speed EDC dual-clutch automatic transmission features on both the dCi 170 and dCi 150.

Driver assistance aids include adaptive cruise control and Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS). Other new features include Blind Spot Warning and a new passenger airbag that’s been optimised to protect two front seat passengers.

A series of new optional packs will also be available, including a Prestige Pack, aimed at business and VIP travel and featuring two independent swivelling captain’s chairs, a bench seat replacing the third row seats, a reading light and leather interior throughout. A new Adventurer Pack features similar options with the addition of a third row of seats that can fold completely flat to form a bed.

Full details and prices will be announced in early 2021, ahead of the vehicle’s launch in March.

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Natalie Middleton

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