Renault to reveal new Trafic at CV Show

The 2014 Renault Trafic was revealed for the first time earlier this month ahead of its UK launch expected during this summer. The new Trafic is available in a wide range of bodystyles.

These include two different heights, two different lengths, panel van, crew-van, platform cab and passenger versions, not to mention the solutions produced by approved converters.

Reportedly measuring 216mm longer than its predecessor, the new Renault Trafic offers more cargo space as well as extra passenger space.

Renault’s new Trafic is also even more flexible and economical than its predecessor thanks to a new range of downsized, turbocharged engines. They are based upon the latest-generation 1.6-litre dCi unit and feature advanced technology to combine welcome fuel consumption savings with driving entertainment.

The new diesel engine can come with either a single turbo which improves on the current’s Trafic fuel economy by 15 per cent. There’s also a twin-turbo version of the new diesel, which returns an official fuel economy exceeding 47mpg for the new Trafic.

Pricing for the new Renault Trafic will likely be similar to the current model, which starts at £15,592.80.

Other Renault vans the all-new Trafic will appear alongside will include the Kangoo Van and the all-electric Kangoo Van ZE. Also appearing will be the quirky Twizy Cargo.

The Renault Twizy Cargo is a van like no other. Priced from £7,795, it is a single seat electric vehicle with a rear storage load able to hold up to 180 litres of cargo, weighing 75kg at max.

Like the standard Twizy, the Cargo model is driven by an electric motor and this gives the eye-catching vehicle a maximum projected travel range of 50 miles.

It’s small, lightweight and highly manoeuvrable nature makes the Twizy Cargo suited for various inner-city jobs. It can even be used for mobile advertising hoarding, with its sides and rear able to be decaled entirely according to customer preference.

The Twizy Cargo can be charged using an integrated charging cable, over a standard three-pin plug. Full charge takes only three and a half hours and costs less than a pound a time. Its low running costs, including reclaimable VAT on battery hire, could potentially save businesses hundreds of pounds per year.