Renault Trafic range adds new six-seater giving tradies the best of two worlds.
Tradies who run their own business know all about doing two things at once, and now there’s a trusty workhorse that does exactly that, too.
The Renault Trafic van range has added a new 6-seater sibling in the form of the Trafic Crew. It adds a factory-fitted second row of three seats, complete with generous head, shoulder and legroom, so the boys in the back don’t get too close for comfort on the drive to the job.
Behind the fully enclosed bulkhead with integrated window – which keeps the noise down and the cabin easy to cool, or heat – is a 4m3 load bay that’s almost square, and of course easily swallows an Aussie pallet of stone flags or fresh mulch between the wheel arches.
Down the back, the Trafic Crew will tote 1118kg of payload, tow 2-tonnes and cop loads of gear or stock through the wide-opening barn doors.
In the passenger compartment there’s plenty of light from the two glazed sliding doors, whiles the seats are trimmed with hardwearing, yet fashionable dark fabric, front and rear.
In the front row, you can choose between a two-person bench and driver’s seat, or splash out on individual captain’s chairs for maximum comfort.
The Trafic Crew is built on the long wheelbase van chassis, and is powered by the twin turbo diesel engine that delivers a chunky 340Nm of torque and uses exactly the same small amount of fuel, 6.2-Litres per 100km on the combined cycle test as the van. So it’s cheap to run, and with an 80-litre tank you could easily get more than 1000km on a fill.
Renault is offering three Crew versions; the standard Crew, that’s ideal for tool-of-trade types, standard Crew with Premium Pack, which adds several nice to have features such as a heated driver’s seat, while Crew Lifestyle adds even more ‘Lux Living’ to Trafic driving, including automatic climate control, reclining rear seats, opening rear side windows, LED interior lighting and large stereo speakers set into the rear roof lining.
“Trafic Crew’s second row of seats is a fully engineered solution, with thoughtful touches designed to enhance the passenger experience,” says Lyndon Healey, Senior Model Line Manager for Renault LCV.
“The rear row is spacious, quiet, smooth and more comfortable than a 4×4 Ute or any other half-baked crew van solution,” he says.
“When you add Trafic’s inherent fun-to-drive characteristics, fuel efficiency and reduced running costs to the extra row of seats and features, plus the standard Renault Reassurance benefits common across the range, of long service intervals of up to 30,000km and our $349 capped price servicing offer for the first three scheduled services, it quickly becomes obvious that nothing measures up to Trafic Crew.
“And don’t forget our standard three-year/200,000km factory warranty, Renault Financial Services finance and insurance offers, and the extensive dealer network we have built over the past six years that make it so easy to take a test drive,” Lyndon says.
Renault Trafic Crew adds just $3,500 to the price of a LWB van and so is offered from $42,990, with the Premium Pack at $45,480, and the Trafic Crew Lifestyle at $46,790 (all prices are Manufacturer’s List Price and do not include statutory charges or dealer delivery).
“Trafic Crew really does give you the best of both worlds. It’s ideal for people who combine being landscapers and business people all at the same time,” Lyndon says.
To find out more, or to locate your closest dealer for a test drive, visit www.renault.com.au