More choice for tradies


Renault, the number one leader for light vans in Europe over the past 18 years, is now entering the next phase in New Zealand, offering a bigger choice of commercial vans to the construction industry with great value.

Given the recent proposal on Auckland’s Unitary Plan, Renault is well prepared for the upsurge of projects that are about to change the face of the city.

There are three models on offer:

The Renault Master, the “Papa Bear” of the van range. With models spanning 8 cu m to 17 cu m, and payloads from 1.6 to 2.5 tonnes, tradies will find a Master that’s just right for their business. Front or rear wheel drive, low, mid or high roof, large door opening and plenty of cargo headroom mean there are plenty of options.

Middle of the range is the Renault Trafic. Designed to ensure a stress-free working day, it’s ready to work and easy to drive, equipped with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission.

Extremely roomy with 6 cu m of load space and 3m in load length, options available include twin glazed rear doors and twin sliding doors, which allows consumers to spec the van to their individual requirements.

• The smaller of the three, but not your average compact van, is the Renault Kangoo. It’s a van for Auckland’s traffic, ideal for narrow streets, has a small turning circle, a shorter body for parking ease, and single/dual side doors for safer loading and unloading, plus rear barn doors.

It also boasts a 3 cu m load space with an impressive width to accommodate a full-sized pallet which can be loaded through the rear doors.

Renault Auckland now has a new dealership at 492 Great South Road, Greenlane, which is currently promoting all three models with affordable packages, which include 3 years’ free servicing, 3 years’ factory warranty and 3 years’ Roadside assistance.

As long as you drive your old van in on its own power, that qualifies you for a great trade-in price for a new Renault van. Look for details of the promotion on page 23, or for more information visit

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