If a large work van with (awards for) its smart looks, efficiency, roomy load space and flexible trims ticks all your boxes, ponder the Renault Master.
Whether you’re in the business of transporting materials, delivering goods or carrying passengers (both/all three), you’ll love the Renault Master. With its huge array of models. from Crew Van, Platform Cab and Passenger Transporter – to Dropside, Tipper, Luton Box and Low Loader, the Master has models to suit all types of business need.
The diesel engine (2.3 dCi) with improved emissions and twin turbocharging complements the new look grille, angular headlamps and optional chrome trims (standard on higher specs). Inside, there’s a touchscreen on the dash and rear camera monitor above plus plenty of storage in bins (door), overhead (shelf) and under twin passenger seats. The seats have high comfort for long drives, and set high, they allow for great views of the outdoors.
The newer diesel engine comes in 5 varieties (dCi 130, 135, 145, 150, 180) and in the Long version (130/145) top power engine twin turbochargers smooth out delivery. Load volumes of up to 22m3 and 9-panel van styles with varying wheelbases, lengths, roof heights and a max gross weight of 4.5t, means space and loading is not going to be limited. In fact, the Master is designed for heavy loads and you can take your pick from 3 lengths and roof heights, for Panel, 7 Seat Crew Cab, Platform Cab, Tipper, Luton and all-electric Master ZEs.
Fuel consumption is economical because the van is also designed for efficiency. The most efficient model (L1H1 DCi 135) does 32.5mpg while the dCi 150 diesel (quickshift auto box) manages 31.4mpg. The least economical is the mahoosive L3H3 with dCi 150 auto (28.5mpg).
All vans come with full steel bulkhead, load lashing points, unglazed near side sliding load door (180-degree rear opening), bright LED lighting and new grab handles. Euro pallets fit on all models. Safety-wise, the Master offers electronic stability control as standard, with hill start assist, adaptive control and trailer sway control.
The Business version has remote locking, immobiliser, electric heated door mirrors and alarm, while Business+ has a wide view mirror on the inside passenger sun visor, rear parking sensors, electric windows with one touch driver window, optional front parking sensors and auto city braking. Business+ also has extended grip mode to get moving on slippery roads and optional passenger air bags. For work racking and storage there is the Basic or Specialist System (the top end having more tool storage, telescopic drawer modules and shelving).
Master van lengths vary (5,048-6,198mm), while van heights go from 2,307mm to 2,488mm (FWD/RWD). Load area volume spans 8-13m3 (2,583-3,773mm length) with payloads of up to 1,530kg, while the van has a fixed width for all models (1,765mm).
Master Sport has cruise control, automatic headlamp/wipers and front fog lights while Master ZE is ideal for low and ultra-low emission zones across UK cities and towns, giving 6 hours on one charge. Notable features include pivoting seatback table ideal for your laptop, ergonomic control, adjustable steering wheel and driver seat and increased insulation against noise and air con. Business and Business+ have DAB radio, Bluetooth, parking sensors, pivoting seatback table and under storage, alarm, parcel shelf and 12V sockets and air con.