Relative newcomer on the van scene Renault is moving fast to increase it’s Master range of vans and chassis cabs.
The latest model to join the range is a low roof, short wheelbase van with an 8 cubic metre capacity . This fits the requirement for buyers looking for an alternative between a one tonne, medium sized van and a larger longer wheelbase option.
Compared to the larger Master versions, the new model, called the L1H1, fills the gap between the 6m3 Trafic LWB and the 10.8m3 Master MWB, packing in 33% more capacity than the physically longer Trafic LWB. The 5048mm long L1H1 has a payload of 1.6-tonnes and compared with the L2H2 Master it is 500mm shorter and 195mm lower. It offers a tight 12m turning circle, making it exceptionally manoeuvrable in the city.
The cargo area is 2583mm long, 1765mm wide and 1700mm high andcan accept two full-size 1200 x 1200mm pallets.
es include Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and variable speed limiter, anti-lock brakes, ESP stability control and dual airbags.
Power comes from a 2.3-litre, 4-cylinder turbo-charged diesel with 150hp of power and 350Nm of torque. Service intervals may extend to 30,000km and feature Renault Capped Price Servicing at $349 for the first three scheduled services.
The new L1H1 version of the front-drive Renault Master van goes on sale immediately, priced at $39,990 drive away ($42,490 for the automated Quickshift version).