Renault Trafic (2014–)
- April 2014: New Trafic unveiled
- October 2014: R&GO app launched
- March 2015: 2015 Renault Trafic three star Euro NCAP safety rating
- July 2016: Renault Trafic gets more power with Euro 6 engines
- April 2018: Renault vans now available with supplied sign writing
- November 2018: Trafic Premier Edition launched
- April 2019: 2019 Trafic van launched
New Trafic unveiled
Under the bonnet the Trafic gets a new 1.6 turbodiesel that can be specified with 90PS or 115PS. Fuel economy for both units is a claimed 43.5mpg, while emissions is 170g/km of CO2. Renault is also offering a twin-turbocharged version of the 1.6-litre engine - 120PS and 140PS - and significant improvements in economy, with up to 47.9mpg available.
Other upgrades include a revamped interior, new seats, dashboard and trim. Renault has also given significant emphasis on the ‘mobile office’ theme, with a dash mounted cradle for a mobile phone or tablet PC. The centre seat can also be transformed into a laptop holder, thus allowing the driver to transform the cab into a mobile office.
The Trafic is available in two lengths and two heights and can carry items of up to 3.75 metres (L1 version) or 4.15 metres (L2) in length. C arrying capacity ranges from 5.2 to 8.6 cubic metres, while the load area has a simple-to use through-hatch that allows the loading of planks or pipes. The Trafic can also be ordered with an optional interior overhead rack that can copper pipes or a ladder. The van also has 20 anchor points and half sized panel protection as standard.
Thanks to a slightly increased wheelbase the L1 model is now capable of carrying three Euro pallets while the maximum permitted payload weight ranges from 1079kg to 1281kg, depending on size and engine choice.
R&GO app launched
The app can be downloaded for free onto both iPhone and Android, although the navigation costs £19.99. It connects to the vehicle via Bluetooth and gives 3D turn-by-turn navigation.
The app includes a vehicle trip computer, giving the driver’s eco rating and fuel economy figures, plus functions including internet radio and music playback. There are also telephone commands, allowing the driver to make hands free calls and have text messages read out loud.
With the phone mounted on the dash, drivers can use the touchscreen to access music or control their FM radio through the app. The navigation includes UK and Ireland mapping and live traffic alerts. The mapping is downloaded and stored on the phone, enabling GPS navigation without using mobile data.
While the app is free, the navigation feature costs £19.99, made through the app. A one-month free trial is available.
2015 Renault Trafic three star Euro NCAP safety rating
52% adult occupant protection; 91% child occupant protection; 53% pedestrian protection; 57% safety assist.
Renault Trafic gets more power with Euro 6 engines
Utilising a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system and Adblue, the Trafic’s range of Euro 6 engines are more powerful than their Euro 5 predecessors by 5PS. These encompass the single turbo dCi 95 and dCi 120 engines, together with the twin turbo Energy dCi 125 and Enerygy dCi 145 engines.
Renault vans now available with supplied sign writing
Ordered at the same time, or soon after, the van sale is completed, the sign writing is created within three standard templates. These allow the customer to add their logo, expertise/services offered, a website address and business telephone number. Font type and colour can also be specified. The signs are for the each side of the van and the rear doors or tailgate.
Package 1 - Sides and rear. Choice of 10 x fonts and 10 colours. Company name / Services description / Tel number / Website. Positioning of elements as pre-defined. Pricing – Kangoo £215 ex VAT, Trafic £275 ex VAT, Master £360 ex VAT
Package 2 - Sides and rear. Choice of 10 x fonts and 10 colours. Company name / Services description / Tel number / Website / Logo sides and rear. Positioning of elements as pre-defined. Kangoo £270 ex VAT, Trafic £350 ex VAT, Master £435 ex VAT
Package - Sides and rear. Unlimited Choice of fonts/. Company name / Services description / Tel number / Website / Logo sides and rear logos. Positioning of elements as pre-defined. Kangoo £360 ex VAT, Trafic £450 ex VAT, Master £535 ex VAT
Trafic Premier Edition launched
Based on the Sport Nav, Premier Edition versions get black alloy wheels and a choice of black or white decals, plus such standard features as auto headlights and wipers, front fog lights and cruise control. For convenience and safety, all the Premier Edition Renault vans include the R-Link Infotainment system with TomTom navigation, a rear view camera and, a dash cam with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System).
Body-coloured side mouldings and 17-inch ‘CYCLADE’ black alloy wheels are exclusive to the Renault Trafic Premier Edition. It offers a choice of two wheelbases, plus the availability of a Crew Van version, and can be ordered with the 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine in either dCi 120 , ENERGY dCi 125 or ENERGY dCi 145 specification. The Renault Trafic Premier Edition is priced from £26,150 excluding VAT.
2019 Trafic van launched
Updated Renault Trafic is a revamped van offering a new interior and exterior design with new 2.0 engines and EDC6 automatic gearbox.
The cabin is revised with an updated dashboard with satin chrome buttons (air vents, circling of the centre console, air conditioning control, gear lever and meters) and a dark carbon colour scheme. The design extends to the door panels (chrome door opening levers and trim on speakers for PV versions).
The load area gets LED lighting (500 lumens) of the loading area for better working conditions, a new three-button folding key or a Renault hands-free card with Single Door Opening (SDO) option for improved safety, with optional additional Extra Security lock still offered and a new polypropylene lining of the loading area for easier cleaning (optional), with a comprehensive choice of tailor-made lining providing a more robust and long-lasting loading area.
2019 Trafic features a range of 2.0L dCi engines even more suited for business customers. These engines now comply with Euro 6d-TEMP standards. With a variable-geometry turbocharger, the engines achieve greater power from 120 to 170 hp and increased torque up to 380 Nm.
Another update: On the two with higher power outputs, these engines can now be coupled, in addition to a manual gearbox, to a six-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic transmission, allowing for smoother and faster gear shifting. They always include the latest pollution-control technologies, like the selective catalytic reduction system (SCR).
Full LED headlamps also improve safety at night, increasing lighting by 50% when lights are in full-beam position and by 34% in dipped-beam position, compared with halogen headlamps.