New Master van revealed by Renault
RENAULT has announced details of its fourth generation Master van which is due on the road in the autumn of 2024.
The new model will be available with a choice of fully electric or diesel powertrains and it will be capable of being adapted for hydrogen power.
It will be on the market in a choice of 20 different configurations with a payload of up to four tonnes and a load area ranging from 11 to 22 cubic metres.
The interior takes much from Renault's range of passenger cars and the new van is fitted with a 10-inch display screen using the brand's OpenR software.
Automatic versions now have the transmission controls on the steering wheel, opening up more space in the centre console with 135 litres of total storage space - a 25 per cent increase - spread across the dashboard, side cupholders, glove-box drawers, cab-ceiling slot and two storage tiers in the doors.
Four diesel Blue dCi powertrains, delivering 105, 130, 150 or 170hp, are available and depending on the version, the engines can be paired to a six-speed manual gearbox or a new nine-speed automatic gearbox.
The fully-electric Master is powered by a 105kW motor, delivering 300Nm of torque and has a 87kWh battery that provides a range of more than 255 miles.
A 130kW DC fast charge can add more than 140 miles of range in 30minutes. A 22kW AC home charger tops up the battery from 10 per cent to 100 per cent in just under four hours.
Bold styling sees a large grille with Renault's new logo at the front and that is flanked by large LED headlights while onboard driver assistance features number 20 and include lateral stability controls, automatic emergency braking and trailer stability assist systems.
The Master electric is also fitted with V2X functions enabling it to power external devices. The new Renault Master will also be able to feed energy from its battery to the grid (V2G) using a bi-directional charger.
Renault has sold more than three million Master vans since 1980, manufacturing them exclusively in Batilly, eastern France, since the model's introduction.