Named the Van of the Year 2020 and Best Large Van 2020 at the annual What Van? Awards ceremony, the Renault Master has been making headlines for all the right reasons. Since it was first introduced in 1980, this upper medium size panel van with a distinctive style has been a business favourite and is a great choice for anyone looking for used Renault vans. It’s now in its third generation. But what makes this van stand out from the crowd and what features give it the edge?
Here’s a detailed Renault Master van review covering all the points you need to know in order to make an informed purchasing decision.
When it comes to commercial vehicles, first impressions count. The way your vehicle looks can make or break a business deal and effect the amount of repeat work you get. This is because people require a professional service from the moment you arrive an appearances matter. The good news is; Renault’s Master knows how to leave a positive impression thanks to its beautiful aesthetics which include a revamped front end. Talking points include a more upright grille flanked by angular headlamps that now feature Renault’s C-shaped signature daytime running lights. Additional chrome trim is also available on the nose to give the van an even more professional and suave style.
Suited and booted? Absolutely. The Renault Master is ready to show up and work hard, taking on any challenge that comes its way. 16-inch steel wheels with either small or large wheel stylers add to the overall look with features such as fully electric door mirrors offering a touch of class. There’s also a Renault Master for all kinds of business and driver thanks to various model options including three lengths and three roof heights for the panel van. The all-electric Master ZE is also a talking point with its chic design and ability to completely eliminate fuel consumption. With Renault always pushing ahead and embracing modern innovation, you can expect quality in abundance.
The classy, contemporary feel of the exterior carries through to the interior with newer models featuring LED interior lighting and additional grab handles for safety and convenience. As the largest van for sale in the Renault van line-up, the Master is a great option if you’re searching for vans on finance, offering an abundance of load space. The cargo volume is a massive 22 cubic metres while gross weights of up to 4.5 tonnes are available for those with the right license to drive them. There are also numerous anchorage points with 8 for a short-wheel base model and 10 for medium and long-wheel base options as standard. The Master has one of the lowest loading sills on the market making it easier than ever to load the van and begin your working day.
What’s also really great about the Renault Master is its ability to transform into a mobile office, which is something many businesses need. Staying organised out on the road is an absolute must, with the pivoting seatback table making it possible to work from your laptop. So, whether you’re filing invoices, writing notes for back office or contacting clients, you can do so with ease.
Should you need a whole lot of storage for paperwork or essential working items, you’ll find plenty of room on top of the dashboard. There are deep door bins too, an overhead shelf and hidden storage under the twin passenger seats so your van can always stay well-organised.
The Renault Master has been upgraded with emission-standards in mind. Compliant diesel engines include 2.3 dCi units, but they now come with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and twin-turbos to boost efficiency and performance. The engines deliver a smoother performance than ever before and come with up to 5 different power outlets. The new 2.3-litre engine, for instance, has a new emissions system and an AdBlue tank which can result in significant fuel savings.
The Renault Master also offers a wide range of traction solutions making it possible to conquer even the toughest of terrain. Standard across the range of forward-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive options including Grip Xtend, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Swing Assist. These are designed to provide you with essential support when you need it the most giving you optimum command of the road.
The Renault Master is an on-road powerhouse. It’ll get you to where you need to be in good time and with excellent efficiency. With regards to safety, the Renault Master comes fully equipped with an advanced safety suite that’ll give you peace of mind out on the road. Highlights include permanent rear-view camera, side wind assist, lane departure warning, Active Emergency Braking System, blind spot warning, front parking sensors and grab handles in the loading area.
As well as the Renault Master, reputable used van dealers such as Vanwise also offer a wide range of other top-quality vehicles for your business including the used Renault Kangoo, and used Renault Trafic vans. Find out more about van contract hire today and book a test drive at the Vanwise locations in Maidstone and Harlow. All used vans have been handpicked by a professional sales team and fully inspected before retail. They meet the relevant safety and performance standards and have been maintained to a nearly new quality.