Renault has revealed the latest version of the Trafic, which will offer converters an improved and more economical base on which to build the next generation of campervans.
Significant cosmetic changes are allied to mechanical improvements, which include the latest-generation, Renault-developed 1.6 dCi engine. This is available in two versions: a single variable geometry turbo, which yields 15% better fuel economy and a Twin-Turbo version, which promises in excess of 47mpg.
The new French-built van is the third generation of Trafic, which has sold over 1.6m examples, since first launched in 1980.
Some 270 variants will be available, including two different heights, two different lengths, panel van, crew-van, platform cab and passenger versions.
UK converters who currently use the Renault Trafic include Concept Multi-Car (CMC Reimo), Hillside and Devon.
The launch is mirrored by the unveiling of the new Vauxhall Vivaro, which shares its underpinnings with the Trafic. Mark Adams, Vauxhall Design Vice President, said: “The second generation Vauxhall Vivaro distinguishes itself with its superb practicality and quality. After 13 successful years on the market, we wanted to make the new Vivaro’s packaging even more attractive while raising the standard of its core capabilities.”