Groupe Renault: LCV moves up to a new dimension
Boulogne-Billancourt, April 23, 2019 – Groupe Renault makes the lives easier of its business customers by increasing its products design and quality, more technologies, comfort and services. In 2019, the group renews part of its LCV range to confirm its leading position in the market.
Leader in the market of vans and electric light commercial vehicles in Europe, Groupe Renault reveals four new models: New Renault MASTER, New Renault TRAFIC, New Renault ALASKAN et KANGOO Z.E. Concept.
Groupe Renault is pursuing an ambitious strategy for its light commercial vehicles. Renault aims to globally extend its leadership into new markets.
Renault presents its vision of the future by exploring new uses of last-mile delivery with EZ-FLEX, an experimental electric and connected LCV.
2018 was the best year ever for the Light Commercial Vehicles business in terms of sales, with 34% growth compared to the previous year. In 2019, we will continue the renewal of our range to meet the expectations of our customers. Thanks to Renault Pro+ development and our connected services offer, we will keep on developing accurate and innovative solutions to support our professional clients' business development.
Denis Le Vot, Alliance SVP, Renault-Nissan LCV Business Unit
As part of the renewal of its range, Renault provides New Master and New Trafic with a strengthened shared visual identity. This modern, robust, expressive and compelling design is featured on the front-end of all our light commercial vehicles, just like the front-end of New Renault Alaskan. The new generation of Kangoos, foreshadowed by the urban and electric Kangoo Z.E. Concept show car, will also feature this design.
Laurens van den Acker, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Design, Groupe Renault
- New Renault Master offers a new, larger and more robust front end, a fully revamped interior, the new driving aids (Rear View Assist, Side Wind Assist…), more powerful and fuel-efficient engines (up to 180hp / 400Nm). It simplifies the lives of its users with new and innovative equipment. New Master also exists in a full electric version with New Master Z.E. .
- New Renault Trafic Van is a multi-functional and revamped van offering a sophisticated interior and exterior design with new engines and EDC6 automatic gearbox. New Renault Trafic also exists in Combi, Bus and SpaceClass passenger transport versions.
- New Renault Alaskan pickup still has a muscular design with new features for ever more sturdiness and maximum safety. It offers a payload increased to 1.1 ton.
Kangoo Z.E. Concept is an urban and electric show-car which foreshadows the renewal of the Kangoo range, expected from 2020. With a sculpted and dynamic design, it can be adapted to the changes of working and mobility modes.
After revealing the EZ-PRO concept car, Groupe Renault continues to prepare for the future by exploring new uses of last-mile delivery with EZ-FLEX , an electric and connected, compact and manoeuvrable vehicle.
With its 120 years of expertise and leadership in the market of vans and electric light commercial vehicles in Europe since 1998, Groupe Renault has set a new global sales record in 2018 with 619,229 registered vehicles. The group strengths its position not only in Europe, but also in Latin America and in the Asia-Pacific region. Renault is a European pioneer and leader in electric light commercial vehicles (with a 46.2% market share), mainly with Kangoo Z.E., its best-seller.
Groupe Renault shows stronger-than-ever leadership in the LCV market and confirms its ambition to become with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, the first global player in LCVs with more than 2.5 million units sold. The group is developing its worldwide presence in South Korea with the launch of Renault Master, in Latin America with a new Kangoo specifically tailored to the needs of South American customers and with Duster Oroch pick-up, best-selling vehicle in the Argentinian and Columbian markets. In China, the aim is to launch seven light commercial vehicles (of which three full electric vehicles) by 2022 with RBJAC (Renault Brilliance Jinbei Automotive Company).