Renault introduces new engine to Trafic van

Renault has announced that a new version of its medium-duty ‘Trafic’ van has been launched, equipped with a new and improved 85kW engine.

According to the company, the Trafic’s new 85kW engine will provide a 29 per cent boost over previous models in the range. “Renault Australia sold a record number of Trafic medium-sized vans in 2016,” said Lyndon Healey, Senior Model Line Manager for Renault LCV.

“This new 85kW engine for the Trafic improves driveability …and like every other Trafic, it’s comfortable, quiet and of course has a very practical load-space and high payload,” he said.

Renault said the new engine replaces the previous entry-level turbo diesel engine, with a higher output version of the single-turbo engine that delivers more power and 15 per cent more torque (adding 40Nm for a peak of 300Nm), for enhanced driveability under load.

“Both peak power and torque from the 85kW version are delivered at identical revs to the now discontinued 66kW engine, with peak power arriving at a low 3,500rpm and peak torque available from just 1,500rpm,” Renault said. “Fuel consumption is 6.6 litres per 100km on the combined cycle and just 174g/km of CO2 is emitted by the Euro5 compliant engine.”

According to Renault, all other features and specifications remain unchanged from the previous entry model, including the payload of 1,235kg in the 5.2m3 load area. In addition, maximum towing capacity has been left unchanged at 2,000kg for a braked trailer.

“The short wheelbase 85kW version with its 300Nm of torque will provide small business, tradies and couriers with the ideal set of wheels with which to do business,” Healey added.

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