This is the excellent new Renault Trafic Passenger and it’s the latest generation from the firm’s Pro+ arm aimed at transport professionals and large families.
And, as is the growing trend from van manufacturers, Renault says that the new Trafic Passenger delivers car-like handling for a more rewarding driving experience.
It is available with a 2.0-litre Euro-6 compliant Blue dCi engine that is mated to either a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, or a six-speed manual box.
The most powerful engine is the dCi 170, which produces 170 HP and returns around 38 mpg with emissions of 196g/km.
Trafic Passenger is available in ‘Business’ and ‘Sport’
The new Trafic Passenger is available in ‘Business’ and ‘Sport’ specifications, and also in long or short wheelbase models.
Renault has tweaked the exterior and the front and has been completely redesigned with LED lighting, chrome inserts, a new horizontal bonnet and a sleek bumper.
There’s also a premium feel to the interior with chrome detailing, a new gear lever and steering wheel and more trim details.
Again, Renault says the interior revamp has been inspired by its range of passenger cars to deliver a comfortable and attractive environment for everyone, including the driver.
Visibility for drivers has been boosted
Renault also points out that visibility for drivers has been boosted by 30%, with larger door mirrors that will fold electrically and these have integrated side indicators.
Drivers get a 4.2-inch colour display as part of the new instrument panel in the Sport variants.
Opt for the Business trim and Renault has fitted a 3.5-inch black-and-white display for the instrument panel.
The infotainment system is accessed using an 8.0-inch display that is smartphone compatible and has a DAB radio.
Drivers also enjoy USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
It helps too that the interior storage areas have been increased to deliver 84 litres of useful space.
New Renault Trafic Passenger
The new Renault Trafic Passenger is able to seat up to nine people in comfort, and there’s lots of luggage space too.
Drivers also get to enjoy various safety and driver assistance systems, including active emergency braking system, and adaptive cruise control.
Prices for the new Renault Trafic Passenger start at £28,750 plus VAT.
For the money, the UK specific specification includes 16-inch wheels, a 12-volt power socket for the second row of seats, electric side mirrors and front windows and cruise control with speed limiter.
There’s also remote central locking and sliding doors on both sides of the Trafic Passenger for optimal access.