Renaults Australia has given the mid-sized Trafic a 29 percent power boost, matched with new pricing of $34,490* drive-away until 30 June, 2017. The new pricing and power upgrade follows record numbers of Trafic sales in 2016.
This new engine replaces the previous entry-level turbo diesel engine, fitted in short wheelbase versions with a higher output version of the single-turbo engine delivering more power and 15 percent 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 maximum power at 3500rpm and peak torque rated from just 1500rpm. 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.
All other features and specifications remain unchanged from the previous entry model, including the payload of 1,235kg in the 5.2m3 load area. Maximum towing capacity is unchanged at 2,000kg for a braked trailer.
As with all Renault Trafic’s, the new 85kW version offers 12 monthly or 30,000km service intervals and a three-year/200,000km factory warranty, with the first three scheduled services capped at just $349 each.
The more powerful 103kW twin turbo diesel engine continues to be available in both short and long wheelbase, offering peak torque of 340Nm at 1500rpm and with the six-speed manual transmission.