Also with diesels
The Renault Master has been completely renewed for the first time since 2010. The innovation provides, among other things, extra space and extra range for the electric version. There is also a hydrogen version in the barrel.
Big news from Renault: for the first time in more than thirteen years, the Renault Master has been completely renewed. To start with, Renault’s largest van will have a considerably different appearance. The Master clearly follows Renault’s design direction, which it took with the Austral, among others. After all, we see a combination of the characteristic C-shaped headlights, a large grille with vertical bars and of course Renault’s recently refreshed logo. At the back, the Master looks a bit more traditional, but the innovation is also unmissable. For example, the rear lights are much more angular than on the outgoing Master.
In the interior we see a dashboard that is somewhat reminiscent of that of the Master’s smaller brothers, the Kangoo and the Trafic. The big eye-catcher is of course the standard 10-inch infotainment screen in the center of the dashboard. Below that we see rotary knobs for the climate control and there are also physical buttons on the steering wheel. The middle seat can be transformed into a center armrest by folding down the backrest. A total of 135 liters of storage space can be found in the interior, including a deep compartment under one of the seats, in which you can store work shoes (as shown), for example. Of course, the necessary USB-C chargers are also available.
The new Renault Master has a 10 cm longer loading floor behind the second row of seats than before and the sliding door is also 4 cm longer, so you can easily fit more stuff in it. The loading space is at least 11 cubic meters and a maximum of 22 cubic meters. The new Master comes in three lengths (four versions); the L2 with front-wheel drive, the L3 with front- or rear-wheel drive and the L4 with rear-wheel drive. The Renault Master can tow up to 2.5 tons and can be loaded with a maximum of 1,625 kilos.
Diesel and electric
Speaking of propulsion: the new Renault Master is again available on the market with both fuel engines and electric engines. Four diesels appear on the international engine list with 105 hp, 130 hp, 150 hp or 170 hp and an average 1.5 liters per 100 kilometers lower consumption than the current Master. Shifting can be done manually or with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Perhaps more interesting for many entrepreneurs who have to enter city centers is that a fully electric Renault Master will appear again and that it will go a lot further than before.
The electric Renault Master comes with a 130 hp or 143 hp electric motor (both good for 300 Nm of torque) and with the largest battery (87 kWh) reaches more than 410 km according to the WLTP test cycle. For comparison: Stellantis’ recently facelifted, but aging competitors can travel 420 km with a 110 kWh battery and are therefore considerably less efficient. A smaller battery with 40 kWh capacity is also an option for the Master, which will take you up to 180 km. You can top up at the fast charger with a maximum of 130 kW and then you can top up a range of 229 km in half an hour. You can also connect electrical devices to the electrical Master thanks to V2L and feeding back into the power grid with V2G will soon also be possible.
In 2025, the new Master will also be introduced to hydrogen. We’ll hear more about that later. The new Renault Master will be launched on the market in the spring of 2024.
– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl