Renault has updated its trio of light commercial vehicles in Australia for 2016, adding new tech and safety features.
The vast array of option packages has also seen improvements, but the starting price for all three - the Kangoo, Trafic and Master - has increased for 2016.
For the Kangoo, the updated model now features new side head and chest airbags as standard along with rear parking sensors in long-wheelbase diesel models.
Buyers of the short-wheelbase Kangoo can add the airbag package for $390. For $790, a storage pack adds overhead compartments along with barn doors and sliding doors on each side along with the airbag pack.
The same pack (minus the already-standard airbags) is available in long-wheelbase models for $1190, bringing front fog lights and Renault’s R-Link infotainment system.
Hand over $1490, and your Kangoo five-seat Maxi Crew will be fitted with the Lifestyle Pack, which includes R-Link, leather-wrapped steering wheel, “extra dark” tinted windows, rear-seat ventilation, body-colour front and rear bumpers along with gloss-black door mirrors.
For short-wheelbase petrol-powered models, a conventional tailgate is now standard but barn doors are on the options list.
The 2016 Renault Trafic also features the new airbag package, along with a phone-docking module - both standard.
Option packs abound again with the Trafic, and the Pro Pack for twin-turbo diesel models has been replaced with the $2990 Lifestyle Pack for 2016.
The Lifestyle Pack brings wide-view mirrors, deadlocking, climate control, engine stop-start, LED ceiling lights, a premium dash, heated seats, a heavy duty battery, Media Nav and a whole lot more.
A Premium Pack is now offered on single-turbo diesel models, which adds a wide-view mirror, deadlocking, anti-theft spare wheel holder, auto headlights and front wipers, cornering front fog lights, a tablet dock, rear-view camera and more for $2390.
The giant Master load-carrier picks up the airbag package once again, except for Motor Home models with swivelling front seats.
A reversing camera is also standard for 2016, and the $1990 Premium Pack adds lane-departure warning, auto headlamps with auto high-beam and R-Link.
“Renault’s LCV range secured an increased share of the local van market in 2015 and this success was part of the global improvement in Renault LCV sales to 347,679 vehicles - a 13 percent improvement on 2014,”Managing Director of Renault Australia, Justin Hocevar, said.
“We are confident these product improvements will provide Australian van customers with even more reasons to purchase one of our vans during 2016, in addition to our extremely comprehensive reassurance programs. These include up to 30,000km service intervals, Capped Price Services and a long 200,000km warranty.”
The 2016 Renault commercial van range is on sale now.
Pricing (excludes on-road costs)
2016 RENAULT KANGOO
- SWB 1.6L Petrol Manual - $21,990
- SWB 1.6L Petrol Automatic - $24,490
- LWB 1.5L Diesel Manual - $26,990
- LWB Crew 1.5L Diesel Manual - $29,490
2016 RENAULT TRAFIC
- L1H1 SWB low roof 1.6L Diesel 66kW Manual - $34,490
- L1H1 SWB low roof 1.6L Diesel 103kW Manual - $37,990
- L2H1 LWB low roof 1.6L Diesel 103kW Manual - $39,490
2016 RENAULT MASTER
- L1H1 SWB low roof FWD Diesel 2.3L 120kW Manual - $43,990
- L1H1 SWB low roof FWD Diesel 2.3L 110kW Automatic - $45,490
- L2H2 MWB mid roof FWD Diesel 2.3L 120kW Manual - $47,490
- L2H2 MWB mid roof FWD Diesel 2.3L 110kW Automatic - $49,990
- L3H2 LWB mid roof FWD Diesel 2.3L 120kW Manual - $48,990
- L3H2 LWB mid roof FWD Diesel 2.3L 110kW Automatic - $51,490
- L3H2 LWB mid roof RWD Diesel 2.3L 120kW Manual - $51,990
- L3H2 LWB mid roof RWD Diesel 2.3L 110kW Automatic - $54,490
- L4H3 ELWB high roof RWD Diesel 2.3L 120kW Manual - $53,990
- L4H3 ELWB high roof RWD Diesel 2.3L 110kW Automatic - $56,490
- L3H2 Window van LWB mid roof FWD Diesel 2.3L 110kW Automatic - $52,490
- L3 Platform Cab Chassis FWD Diesel 2.3L 120kW Manual - $43,490
- L3 Platform Cab Chassis FWD Diesel 2.3L 110kW Automatic - $45,990
- L4 Single Cab Chassis RWD Diesel 2.3L 120kW Manual - $49,990
- L4 Single Cab Chassis RWD Diesel 2.3L 110kW Automatic - $52,490
- L4 Dual Cab Chassis RWD Diesel 2.3L 120kW Manual - $53,490
- L4 Dual Cab Chassis RWD Diesel 2.3L 110kW Automatic - $55,990
- L3H2 Bus LWB mid roof FWD Diesel 2.3L 110kW Automatic - $59,990