CV Show 2014: Facelift Renault Master breaks cover

Published 29 April 2014

Renault has unveiled its facelift Master van at the CV Show. The revised Master gets a new range of twin-turbo diesel engines, with fuel savings of up to 7.3mpg on the outgoing model. Prices are yet to be confirmed, but expect to pay £21,000 for the updated Master when it reaches UK showrooms in September.

The chief improvement to the van is found under the bonnet, with the introduction of a twin-turbo 2.3-litre diesel engine. The new powertrain is available with 135PS or 165PS and returns an impressive 40.9mpg and 180g/km of CO2. The 2.3-litre engine is also available with a single-turbo and 110PS or 125PS.

Fuel consumption can be improved even further by up to 10 per cent by pressing the new ECOmode button, which adjusts engine torque and the climate control/heater system’s settings.

Carry capacity remains largely unchanged - between eight and 22 cubic metres – but Renault has added single rear wheels to the largest Master vans, which improves loading capacity with reduced wheelarch intrusion.

Standard equipment has also been bolstered with the inclusion of ESC, hill start assist and Grip Xtend, which optimises grip in difficult conditions, such as snow, mud and sand. Renault has refreshed the front-end of the Master too, with a larger logo and streamlined lighting. 

As with all of its commercial vehicles, the facelift Master is covered by Renault's four year/100,000 miles warranty and roadside assit package as standard. Renault also says it will offer loan vehicles for up to 72 hours to anyone affected by mechincal problems under warranty.

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