Renault is known for building durable, practical, well engineered vans – and giving them a touch of the French flair for which the brand is known. It makes three commercial vehicles – the Kangoo, the Trafic and the Master.
The Kangoo is the smallest Renault van, and comes in several versions: the standard van, the Maxi - which has a load volume of up to 4.6 cubic metres - and two crew vans. You can also choose from either a 1.5-litre diesel engine with up to 107bhp, which returns fuel economy of up to 65.7mpg, or the ZE33 electric version. In the cabin, both the driver's seat and steering wheel are height-adjustable to help you find a comfortable driving position, and all models have a DAB radio with a CD player, Bluetooth and MP3 connectivity.
The Renault Trafic was named What Van?’s editor's choice in 2017 and has twice won the magazine's medium van of the year award since 2015 – editor James Dallas called it outstanding. Spacious and versatile, it has a load volume of up to 8.6 cubic metres and payload of 1,280kg, and is available in two lengths and two heights as a panel van, as a six-seater crew van, or as a nine-seater passenger van. There's a side door for easy access – crew vans have doors on both sides – and tie-down points are standard.
The aptly named Master comes in four lengths and three heights, and can carry a mighty payload of up to 2,122kg –that's five euro pallets. Or if it's people you prefer to transport in large quantities, it's also available as a seven-seater crew van, or a passenger van for up to 17 people.
Flatbed, Luton and tip-up truck conversions are also possible, and can increase the load space still further to 22 cubic metres. To power all this, the Master has a 2.3-litre diesel engine delivering up to 168bhp and 251lb ft of torque; alternatively, there's a completely electric version. ABS, height-adjustable seatbelts with pretensioners and Grip Xtend, which optimises grip in difficult conditions like mud and snow, are standard on all versions.
When you buy one of the commercial vans for sale at Essex used van dealers Vanwise Group, you have the peace of mind of knowing that you’re buying from a reputable source. We put all our vans through lengthy checks before they go on sale to make sure everything is up to our standards. If you'd like to test drive one of our used Renault vans for sale in Essex, call us at our Harlow dealership on 01279 216163.