French vehicle manufacturer Renault has announced an improvement programme to better it’s medium sized van, the Master. Introduced in May 2010, Renault’s Master van is the third in it’s generation and includes the rebadged Opel/ Vauxhall Movano and Nissan NV400 in a joint initiative between the manufacturers.
The Master is bigger and better than ever before, with up to 2.2 tonnes payload, 17 cubic meters of load volume and a choice of both front or rear wheel drive. Improved economy and emissions, audio system upgrades and availability of air suspension are just some of the changes announced by Renault.
New to the range is a 2.3dci diesel engine with three versions; 99, 124 and 148 bhp models, all with better emissions and fuel consumption. The best selling dci is the 125, which is much improved going 3.3mpg further than before.
Co2 emissions have also dropped, averaging a 16g/km decrease and with a saving of 24g/km in the dci 125 Quickshift6 Euro 5 versions of the SL28 and SL33 vans.
The Master van will now start much more quickly, with an improved water circuit. Other improvements are to the oil and power steering pumps, low fuel- consumption tyres, and a new gearbox lubricant. New air suspension options ensure that there is a level height no matter what the load. The rear suspension can be dropped; similarly the rear deck height can be adjusted manually.
Radios are now easier to use and better equipped with Bluetooth and USB as standard. The sports versions have a separate display, and CD player and MP3 playback as well.
If you choose a rear wheel drive version, Renault can now offer a 3.5 tonne towing capacity, adding an additional 500kg to the current capacity.
So there you have it! We don’t envisage these new vans to need replacement parts just yet but if you’re currently driving an older version of the Renault Master, Vauxhall Movano and Nissan NV400, you can source fully guaranteed van parts from us here at Van Parts 4U! ;)