The new 1.6-litre engine boosts power by 29 percent and torque by 15 percent, making the short wheelbase Trafic’s base model a more flexible package for drivers. Outputs are now rated at 65kW at 3500rpm and 300Nm from as low as 1500rpm.
Official fuel consumption rises slightly to 6.6 l/100km (from the previous 6.2 l/100km) but cargo capacity remains the same at 1235kg within the 5.2 cubic metre load area, as does its 2000kg tow rating.
The new engine still goes without an automatic transmission, meaning a six-speed manual is the only option.
Buyers can also opt for the more powerful 103kW/400Nm twin-turbo 1.6-litre engine as before in both the short and long wheelbase Trafic.
“The Trafic is a great choice for savvy business users who know that purchase price is not the best indicator of the real cost of ownership.” senior model line manager for Renault light commercials vehicles, Lyndon Healy said.
“It’s over the long term that Trafic’s extended service intervals, capped price service costs, excellent reliability and strong resale values really make it the stand-out choice.”
Renault has kept servicing requirements the same, with 12 month/30,000km service intervals and capped price servicing for the first three services priced at $349 each.
From now until June 30th the 85kW short wheelbase Trafic is priced at $34,490 driveaway, with regular pricing after the promotional period from $34,990 plus on-road costs.
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