Tag Archives: Renault

MASTERFUL

Renault’s big van offers convenience and versatility As more large van options arrive on our shores, it pays to look at how they can change the landscape of our typical pick up and delivery (PUD) fleets. There are benefits that come with a large van, as entry is only a one or two step up from the kerb, but there ...

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IN THE FAMILY WAY

Dave Whyte finds the Renault Kangoo Maxi Crew can hold is own in any family Since the release of the updated models last year, the Renault Kangoo range has proven a hit. As you may remember, I reported on two models – the Kangoo SWB and the Kangoo Maxi – just after their release, and was pleasantly surprised. Since that ...

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BON VACANCES

Feel like a holiday with French style?  reports on the latest Renault Motorhome The Australian light commercial vehicle market is a tough nut to crack. The van segment has a committed handful of players, and if you add a cab/chassis to the model mix, you’re suddenly up against the dominance of the Japanese with their expansive ranges and strong market ...

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POWER PACK

Renault sticks to its fuel-saving regime with the first of the electric Kangoos joining Australia Post It’s easy to dismiss the option of running electric delivery vans around the inner city as being a five-minute fad, largely because we’ve heard the rhetoric from various manufacturers on zero emissions transport, but we haven’t seen any firm commitment. Mercedes-Benz toyed with an ...

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CAN DO WITH THE KANGOO

Dave Whyte drives the smallest Renault in petrol and diesel form. Renault cars have been on sale in Australia for longer than I have been breathing, and while they have maintained a presence here, the volumes have always been low. Over the last couple of years however, with a new range of vehicles and a new team to lead the ...

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FIRST PAST THE POST

Renault makes all the running in providing electric-drive alternatives to inner urban delivery Thanks to Toyota and its often-lonely pioneering work in making hybrid drive acceptable and available, the transport industry has come to understand the principle of adding an electric motor to a conventional petrol or diesel engine. The result is electric power on start-up, which then switches to ...

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VanTastic

Delivery reports on what makes the grade in the quest for Van of the Year 2014 Short or long, low height or high roof, extended wheelbase or standard length, front or rear-wheel-drive, manual or automatic, petrol or diesel. Just what should the Australian van buyer be choosing and why? In this annual report on the vans available in the Australian ...

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CHEEKY CHIC

Renault’s Master single cab looks a cut above the average. Words and images by Dave Whyte. The light-truck market in Australia has long been the domain of Japanese manufacturers, with only a modest share of the market occupied by offerings from European brands. However, in recent years the Europeans have been making inroads, with the combination of good load capacity ...

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Masterful

Renault finally takes the Australian market seriously and, consequently, starts reaping the benefits There’s huge potential for the European LCV manufacturers within the Australian market, but it is only there for the taking if the manufacturer concerned puts in the right degree of effort. Fiat, Renault, Peugeot and Citroen have, in the past, languished in the doldrums, and Ford has ...

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Mr. Big

The relaunch of the Renault Master shows the large van sector is going to be very interesting this year. Renault in certainly undergoing a major change in strategy within Australia. From having a proud heritage and a strong involvement in our country, the brand here went into decline, almost forgotten even amongst its competition, let alone its buying public. Delivery ...

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