Renault Master: a big step forward for business owners
The latest Renault Master makes a compelling case for itself as the do-it-all van for SMEs
The Renault Master has always been a strong player in the large van sector, so its latest model is bound to offer something to tempt buyers and drivers alike. And with a choice of four body lengths and three roof heights, plus front and rear wheel drive versions available, you’ll be able to find the right Master to suit your business.
From the outside, the Master has an all-new look. It’s all change at the front, from the C-shaped LED signature lights, to a bold new front grille. It strikes a smart and solid stance, cementing itself as one of the most distinctive looking vans on the road.
Inside, emphasis has been put on comfort, mindful of the long hours that drivers will spend behind the wheel. It bristles with clever touches. The dashboard, for example, has a new ergonomic design which is pleasing on the eye and functional for everyday use. The seats boast a more durable upholstery, ideal for multi-drop drivers, and with more storage compartments than ever, you have a van that’ll stand up to intensive daily use. Add in a touchscreen sat-nav* within easy reach – which also supports both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™† – and this is an interior your employees will be more than happy to spend time in.
The tech is impressive, too. Available as an option is a new Rear View Assist system that offers a video camera mounted above the rear doors; a Side Wind Assist feature that activates above 43mph to improve stability in high winds; and front park assist, autonomous city braking and motorway brake assist to aid safety‡.
The dimensions and load space are the same as earlier Master models, but there are some additional options on show, like LED lighting and a liner for the load area. Load space ranges from 8 cubic metres all the way up to a massive 22 cubic metres, depending on what size body you opt for.
Under the bonnet you’ll find a choice of six new-generation 2.3 litre twin-turbo diesel engines. There’s a range of power outputs from 130 to 180bhp, with the most powerful engine delivering 400Nm of torque, while a slick six-speed manual gearbox comes as standard. Fuel economy sees an improvement of up to around 13%†† compared to the previous Master, but if you’re serious about reducing your carbon footprint, there’s a 100% electric Master Z.E. available offering a Renault estimated summer driving range of up to 75 miles, with an official NEDC range of 124 miles‡‡.
Overall, the smart exterior redesign, clever tech and the efficient range of twin-turbo diesel engines make the Renault Master a big step forward for drivers and business owners. On the latter point, businesses will get the same wide range of body sizes, payloads and choice of front or rear wheel drive variants. Throw in the availability of a 100% electric version and the 2019 Renault Master deserves its place on your shortlist.
For more information on the Renault Master, visit renault.co.uk or your local Renault Pro+ specialist for full details.
† Compatibility: an Android phone running Android 5.0 (Lollipop), an iPhone no earlier than iPhone 5 & iOS7.1. Connecting a smartphone to access Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® should only be done when the vehicle is safely parked. Drivers should only use the system when it is safe to do so and in compliance with the requirements of The Highway Code. Drivers should be aware of the potential of hands-free technology to distract a driver’s attention from the road, preventing them from having full control of the vehicle.*MediaNav available as an option.‡ Front park assist available as an option. AEBS (Active Emergency Braking System) with autonomous city braking and motorway brake assist available as an option.†† Comparison between Master MM35 dCi 130 & New Master MM35 dCi 135 MY19.‡‡ Renault estimated real-world summer range. Renault estimates average real world driving figures for this vehicle as 75 miles in summer and 50 miles in winter, depending on the factors above. Official electric range has been produced for comparability purposes; only compare figures with vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. Figures obtained after the battery was fully charged. Actual real-world driving results may vary depending on factors such as charge of the battery, weather conditions, driving styles, vehicle load or any accessories fitted after registration. WLTP is a new test used for electric range, however the electric range figures are based on the outgoing NEDC test cycle which have been back-translated from WLTP to NEDC.