Tag Archives: Renault

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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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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