You get a four-year/100,000-mile warranty, along with four years of roadside assistance as standard. Vauxhall's with as little as 22k miles are needing full bearing replacements as well as replacement gears. Vehicle's history VIN Check • Renault UK Recalls • Common Problems • Check VIN. Even the lowest-powered model packs a surprising amount of punch, courtesy of its 320Nm torque figure. It shifts smoothly, although it's a bit slow to react when you accelerate, and it does seem keen to kick down whenever you use the throttle, which can send the revs soaring. There's R-Link and Media Nav systems on offer, so Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now compatible (CarPlay is only offered on Media Nav, though), while an all-grey finish for the plastic trim and additional silver trim on the dashboard give the interior a bit of a lift. Up front the most recent update added a squarer shape for the lights and grille, while Renault's C-shaped LED daytime running light signature makes an appearance. As standard, the Renault Trafic has a solid safety specification. The Renault / Nissan R9M engine has an aluminum head with double overhead camshafts (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder (16 valves in total). Rear main seal leak. It’s first and foremost a commercial vehicle. All-new models tend to suffer in reliability surveys but the second-generation Crafter – introduced in 2017 – is fairing relatively well. Reliability and Safety As standard, the Renault Trafic has a solid safety specification. New: Reliability by Make and Model. Body-coloured bumpers are also added at this point to enhance the look of the van. The Trafic range now features Renault's R-Link Evolution and Media Nav Evolution infotainment systems from the Renault car range. The Spanish-built Vito has come a long way since the first-generation models, … Overall, the van's dimensions are unchanged, and the same Business, Business+ and Sport trims are for sale, while Black Edition adds a different look to the van. 1. The only problem is that any passenger is left staring at their reflection for the duration of the trip, which is fine for narcissists. Excludes Government, Rental and National Fleet customers. >> Read our full Renault Trafic review The Renault Trafic is one of the most spacious mid-sized vans on the market, and this remains true with the arrival of the updated model in 2019. Here’s an anniversary you might have missed – 2020 marked a rather incredible 40 years of the Renault Trafic. Through clever design however, Renault have equipped the Renault Trafic with adequate room for both. Add the dual-clutch auto, and the best combined WLTP figure is 38.7mpg for both power outputs on offer. There's also the luxury seven-seat Trafic Space Class MPV, which takes on the Volkswagen Caravelle and Mercedes V-Class. “Great ride, good economy, but would I buy another - NO!” Written on: 13/10/2013 by Adrianthejoiner (1 review written) I bought a Renault trafic, long wheelbase, in 2004, brand new. I've been waiting for the new 1.6dCi version of the Renault Trafic van/people-carrier to arrive, and I'd be grateful to know your opinion of the reliability record of the engine to-date. In the long wheelbase Trafic with the load through bulkhead, the maximum load length is a class-leading 4.15m. 2020. If you're setting up in business for yourself, Renault also offers a sign-writing package across its range that allows you to choose from sets of fonts and colours. In March 2020, recall campaign 0CAZ was issued for Renault X82 Trafic vehicles that were available for sale in Australia from 1 March 2015 to 31 December 2015. This allows the left hand door that carries the Trafic's rear numberplate to be locked in place so very long items can be poked out of the right hand door and carried with rear lights and numberplate visible. Renault also offers a number of conversion options, including a camper van. This is a 2.5-liter turbodiesel, which has become the most powerful in the range of power units. As before, the Trafic has a number of strong rivals. For all the latest van reviews, news, advice, and videos visit our dedicated van section here. Renault claims that there is an improvement of around 2 per cent in terms of fuel efficiency when the new 2.0 dCi diesel is directly compared with the older 1.6 dCi engines. This is Renault's EDC auto, and it really takes the strain out of driving in town. An overall length of 4,999mm for the standard Trafic means it's one of the longer vans on the market, and it means the standard panel van has 5.2 cubic metres of cargo volume in the back. You can also calculate a car's projected resale value via our price and specs page . It's a middle front passenger seat with a fold-down back that reveals a table with detachable clipboard and a laptop storage space. Business+ adds air-conditioning, rear parking sensors, the clever load-through bulkhead and Renault's Mobile Office (dashboard device cradles plus a middle passenger seat that folds down to reveal a clipboard and lab-top storage). Renault reserves the right to vary, extend or withdraw this offer. Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. 6 – Mercedes-Benz Vito. Renault reserves the right to vary, extend or withdraw this offer. Owning 5. The Renault Trafic's new 2.0-litre engine is a smooth performer. Renault Trafic of the French Gendarmerie (pre-facelift) The current Trafic is the Renault-branded version of a panel van developed in a joint venture with Opel, and also sold as a Vauxhall Vivaro; it is also sold by Nissan as the Primastar.. 7 / 10. Owning . The 2015 Renault Trafic has a fairly big task ahead of it. Yep, the mid-sized van replaced the iconic Estafette way back in 1980 and is still going strong having sold over two million units. What originally sold it to me was the capacity and the ride quality. Premium paint available at additional cost. In this case, your engine will shake. Renault Megane 2, Renault Laguna, Renault Espace (2, 3, 4), Renault Trafic 2, Praga R1, Renault Clio Sport. The suspension delivers a reasonable balance between comfort and load carrying (we tried a Trafic with a 440kg payload), and the Trafic is pretty smooth on longer runs. Chief among them is the introduction of Renault's latest infotainment systems from the car range. They also put six Renault models in their top 100 … The Renault Trafic can transport a payload of 962Kg and gives the driver 115bhp to work with. My priorities are reliability and longevity. Also new is LED load bay lighting, which bathes the area in brilliant white light. Press this and it dulls the throttle response on the van to keep the engine revs in check. There are also 17in alloy wheels, front foglights, body-coloured mirrors and metallic paint thrown in. Next up is Business+, which brings manual air conditioning, the wide-angle passenger mirror, rear parking sensors and a mobile office package that includes a smartphone cradle and a fold-down centre seatback with detachable clipboard. It is based on a weaker model with a volume of 2.2 liters and adds the latest developments in the field of engine building. The Renault TRAFIC has been named Medium Van of the Year 2020 at the annual Fleet World awards ceremony.. If you need more seats, then the Trafic Crew Van is available, while the Trafic Passenger and Space Class versions are dedicated people movers. Find all of our 2006 Renault Trafic Reviews, Videos, FAQs & News in one place. Increased equipment and a new exterior design round off significant updates for the popular TRAFIC model. 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Renault has brought a number of passenger car touches to the interior of the Trafic, but the van's cabin is still designed primarily as a working environment. Open the second and you've got 3.75m to play with. In 2003, Renault engine engineers developed a new engine for the Trafic series. Whichever you choose, Bluetooth is standard on all vans, so connectivity shouldn't be an issue. Last Renault for me Renault’s medium van took a huge leap in the reliability survey, rising from a mediocre 13 th place in last year’s ranking to a respectable 7 th place. Offer available on new MY20 & MY21 Renault TRAFIC ordered between 01/01/21 and 31/03/21 and delivered by 15/04/21. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Renault Trafic, for which Renault has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. The Renault Trafic is a medium van that competes against the likes of the Ford Transit Custom and the VW Transporter.This version was first launched in 2014. The best combined WLTP fuel consumption figure for the Trafic is 39.8mpg, which is the same for all three power outputs with the manual gearbox. Elsewhere, the Vauxhall Vivaro - a van once closely linked to the Trafic - now shares its running gear with the Peugeot Expert, Citroen Dispatch and Toyota Proace. And that’s putting it lightly. 2. It eliminates the Trafic's blind spot by increasing the driver's field of vision down the offside flank of the van. The Trafic is built at GMM Luton Vehicles, Luton in the UK, along with the Vivaro and Primastar.. Crucially, this enables the smallest Trafic to carry three Europallets or 11 standard sheets of plasterboard. However, updated with a facelifted front end in mid-2019, the Trafic on sale in 2020 now boasts a range of 2.0-litre turbodiesel engines with as much as 170hp and the option of a six-speed automatic gearbox, enhancing its all … However we are seeing these on very low mileage compared to the previous models. Ignition coils last not so long. The Sport is essentially a trim package that adds some more kit into the mix as well as sporty-ish 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, metallic paint, side steps and spoilers. On the inside 4. All of these vans have plenty of space and car-like touches in the cabin and are well worth a look. I also found that when loaded with about 900 kg of weight the van struggles. You can pick between 90PS and 115PS versions of the engine and both are very refined in everyday use with little noise or rowdiness, even when worked hard. The Business+ model adds the 'Wide View Mirror', which is a giant vanity mirror on the passenger sun visor. Open the first and planks or piping of up to 2.94m in length can be accommodated. The Renault Trafic is an extremely popular van, but as with any vehicle faults will develop with use. Excludes Government, Rental and National Fleet customers. After six months of being our video team’s runaround van, our Renault Trafic has made its way back to the French brand’s headquarters. While Renault once offered a 4-year/100,000-mile warranty, the current Trafic has a standard 3-year policy, although it still has a 100,000-mile distance limit. Extra airbags are cost options. More details . Driving 3. Under the bonnet is the other area where updates have been made. Learn how it drives and what features set the 2006 Renault Trafic apart from its rivals. The fact that much of the running gear and architecture has been derived from the Transporter (in second place) may serve as a reason why. An internal ceiling rack is also available as an option, along with Renault's Ready4Work range of fully warrantied internal racking and storage solutions. Instead, we’ve brought along our new long-term Renault Trafic. 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