Tag Archives: Renault

TWIN TEST

Citroen’s Berlingo fronts up to the Renault Kangoo Until Volkswagen entered its Caddy into the light commercial market the segment was pretty thin on the ground. It’s arrival created a justification for small vans that has grown annually, although, ironically, because of the exposure of VW’s acknowledged flouting of global emissions levels, it no longer at this stage can offer ...

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Renault adds a Lifestyle focus for the Kangoo

There’s a new additional option for Renault’s five-seat Kangoo Maxi Crew model in the form of a Lifestyle Pack available on the long-wheelbase variant. Power and torque outputs remain unchanged, with the 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine driving through the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. Priced at $1290, the Lifestyle Pack provides R-LINK enhanced audio and navigation system with ...

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Renault’s Trafic Goes Green to Grow Green

Renault Australia is launching a Green Van Plan aimed at further reducing the environmental impact of its highly efficient diesel engines. Renault’s “Go Green to Grow Green” plan is being activated in association with the long-established and highly regarded climate action organisation, Greenfleet, and will offset the expected carbon emissions of all Bamboo Green Trafics during the first seven years ...

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LARGE LOAD LUGGERS

Stuart Martin reviews the large-van segment Some vehicles find a way of becoming greater than the sum of their parts, and the Renault Master is one that manages to achieve such a feat. The big French commercial van has the forklift-friendly barn rear doors and a sliding door kerbside that can also take a load on a pallet; the test ...

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SMALL SOLUTIONS-Judgement day

Delivery looks for the best in the light-van category through the eyes of six judges As the head of the judicial panel, contributing editor Stuart Martin provides his overview of the four contenders facing off for the small-van title, including the award’s defending titleholder, Renault’s Kangoo. In this four-way contest, each of the participants carried 300 kg of ballast in ...

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LITTLE BOXES

The fourth-generation Caddy returns to petrol power – Words by Chris Mullett Without doubt, the groundswell of interest in small car-derived delivery vans pretty much owes its success to the Volkswagen Caddy. While there were predecessors such as the Holden Combo, the Caddy got the backing of the manufacturer through a focus on light commercials that wasn’t even considered relevant ...

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LIVING THE LIFE

Stuart Martin settles in to appreciate the merits of the Renault Kangoo Maxi Crew Any similarity to a road trip movie ends before we’ve even left the Melbourne metropolitan area. The car is devoid of passengers, and, given the diesel’s diminutive power and torque figures, there’s not a chance of Gum or Cannon Ball activity either. The little Kangoo has ...

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MASTERFUL

Renault’s new Master Bus ticks all the boxes for a wide range of applications Competition for the hotel to airport transfer section of the market is definitely hotting up. We’ve seen Mercedes-Benz add a raft of safety features to its Sprinter Bus that were developed from those available in the passenger car sector, and, from this January onwards, Ford has ...

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GROOM TO MOVE

When her traditional barber shop hit a roadblock, resilient Scot, Ep Weatherhead, decided to change up a gear – report by Chris Gable. Ep (yep, it’s an unusual name) Weatherhead has been involved in her fair share of close shaves over the years. Giving them, that is, not suffering them in traffic. But skilfully wielding a cut-throat razor in the ...

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MASTER PLAN

Renault upsets the status quo as it gains market share across the complete light commercial segment. The writing was certainly on the wall in June of last year when Renault light commercials scored highly in the annual Delivery Magazine light commercial vehicles of the year awards. From the highly capable Kangoo small van, through the distinctively styled Trafic medium van ...

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