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Off-the-shelf Renault Master Dropside conversion launched

Buyers can now order a Renault Master Dropside pick-up directly, rather than ordering a chassis cab and converting it privately

Renault has launched a new in-house Master Dropside pick-up conversion, bypassing the need for buyers to take a chassis cab to a private conversion specialist. The new van has a starting price of £37,892 for the entry-level pick-up, climbing to £48,812 for the range-topping double cab tipper. 

Buyers can choose from three load lengths – medium, long and extra long – the largest of which can accomodate loads up to 4,300mm long and up to 1,664kg in weight. There’s also a choice of either single or double cab body styles and, on the tipper variant, buyers can also spec a lightweight aluminium load tray.

As standard the Renault Master Dropside comes with rear corner pillars, a foldaway step on the rear side panel, non-slip wooden flooring, a protective mesh divider for the passenger cab and between six and eight anchorage points, depending on the version.

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Beyond this, almost all creature comforts are optional extras. Buyers can spec electric windows, manual air conditioning, cruise control, front fog lamps, metallic paint and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with bluetooth connectivity.

There’s a host of optional functional modifications too, such as air suspension, a larger 105-litre fuel tank, a tool compartment and ladder rack, an increased engine idle speed, a tow bar, all-weather tyres and, for the rear-wheel drive variants, a locking differential.

Like the Master panel van, the Dropside pick-up comes with a choice of turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder diesel engines and either front- or rear-wheel drive. Front-driven models come with Renault’s dCi 135 and dCi 150 powertrains, which offer 133bhp and 148bhp respectively.

Rear-wheel drive models can be specced with Renault’s dCi 130 or dCi 145 units, which have outputs of 128bhp and 143bhp respectively. It’s also possible to opt for a twin wheel layout on the back axle to boost traction. All four engines also come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard – and there’s no option to spec an automatic.

As well as an outright purchase option, Renault also offers a series of finance deals. The entry-level Dropside pick-up can be had on a 48-month, 10,000 mile per annum contract, which starts with a £2,052 deposit, followed by 47 monthly payments of £342.

What do you make of Renault’s in-house Master Dropside pick-up? Let us know in the comments section below…

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A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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