The latest generation of the long-established Renault Trafic sees the introduction of car-like levels of refinement, equipment and cutting-edge technology to the best-selling model.
With its capacious and ergonomically designed load area now complemented by advanced features that bolster safety, connectivity and comfort, New Trafic ensures that the model is even more suited to the requirements of tradespeople and corporate fleets.
The New Trafic boasts a dynamic new appearance that is the result of a comprehensive round of changes.
Most obvious, and instantly identifying this latest version of the Trafic, is a completely new front-end design. Ensuring the New Trafic stands out with a greater presence, the new front end styling features full LED lighting with C-shaped running lights and a redesigned bumper that complements the upright grille, finished with chrome detailing.
The full LED headlights, with better light distribution and a 15 metre greater range, enhance visibility by 20 per cent, while manoeuvres are made easier thanks to 30 per cent larger electric folding door mirrors. The LED fog lights have chrome edging to complement that of the new grille, while a cornering function aids visibility while manoeuvring at night.
New 17-inch ‘Avens’ alloy wheels feature on Sport models – diamond-cut on Sport+ models – with elegant new 16-inch ’Siras’ wheel covers on Business and Business+ variants. There’s a new radio antenna and new Cumulus Blue paint option, the distinctive new shade being one of eight exterior colours available with customers also able to choose from Urban Grey, Glacier White, Magma Red, Highland Grey, Slate Grey, Jet Black and Carmin Red.
New Trafic offers a choice of short and long wheelbase body lengths, with both having the option of low or high roof heights. A long wheelbase Crew Van is also available, featuring left and right-side loading doors, with those of Sport and Sport+ versions having opening windows.
The interior of the New Trafic has undergone a significant transformation with an all-new premium design, the latest technology and an airy, comfortable feel. Influenced by Renault’s range of passenger cars, the sophisticated new interior provides an attractive and refined environment for the driver and passengers, with eye-catching details, quality materials and clever practical touches.
A new full-width horizontal trim detail provides a greater sense of width and space to the cabin, with all versions also receiving new gear lever and steering wheel designs, heating controls embellished with chrome detail and a sleek, cohesive overall design that’s easy to operate and more user-friendly to interact with.
A new instrument panel houses a crisp 4.2-inch TFT colour display and clear dials on Sport and Sport+ variants (3.5-inch monochrome display on Business and Business+ specification), while, depending on the version, a new 8-inch EASY LINK display sits in the driver’s eye line for greater ease of use with more functions than ever, supplemented by a row of piano-touch keys located just below for further vehicle controls.
New Trafic is equally generous when it comes to space. It is best-in-class for chest height under the roof at 14°, which is 934.5 mm, and there’s now up to 84 litres of on-board storage space, split between 54 litres under the passenger bench seat, 14.6 litres in the doors and the rest via numerous dashboard spaces.
For those who need the interior to double as a workspace, there is the immensely useful Mobile Office feature that comes as standard on Business+ and upwards. Together with the enhanced storage space, this includes a fold down middle passenger seat, with detachable A4 clipboard, plus laptop and smartphone cradles. The rear load area is just as impressive.
Powertrains & Driving
The New Trafic is powered by a wider range of new and improved engines. Four different versions of the smooth and efficient 2.0-litre Blue dCi diesel engine are available, with customers able to choose from dCi 110, dCi 130, dCi 150 and dCi 170 variants.
All versions are front-wheel drive and feature the latest fuel-saving Stop & Start functionality, contributing to the New Trafic’s compliance with the most stringent Euro 6D-Full emissions regulations.
Standard safety features include cruise control with speed limiter, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with Hill Start Assist and Grip Xtend, plus ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution).
The Business+ trim adds even more refinement and connectivity with the inclusion of the EASY LINK display with 8-inch touchscreen, DAB radio, Bluetooth and USB charging ports, smartphone integration with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, and manual air conditioning.