Renault launches Master 4.5t RWD cab/chassis range
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20th August, 2013
- Single and Dual Cab (7-seat) body styles
- Manual or ‘Quickshift’ automated gearchange
- Up to 2.5-tonne payload, 3.0-tonne towing capacity
- Dual rear wheels
- Up to 30,000 km service intervals
- Capped Price Servicing
- Priced from $45,490*
Renault is experiencing a surge in demand for its range of light commercial vehicles as the Australian market gets to
know the brand better.
Year-to-date, Renault has delivered record numbers of LCVs, comprising 364 of the largest van in the range, the Master,
and 522 examples of the mid-size Trafic, and 181 of the compact Kangoo.
Year-to-date, Renault LCV deliveries are up 70% compared with the same period last year; 1,067 vehicles vs. 628 in
Now Renault is expanding its reach into the upper end of the light commercial market, with the introduction of 3 new
4.5-tonne cab/chassis Master variants.
These will be rear-wheel drive and will be available in Single Cab and Dual Cab guises. Holders of a regular passenger
car driver’s licences can drive them all.
The Dual Cab will feature an automatic differential lock as standard (optional on Single Cab), and will deliver
excellent traction on the typically loose and slippery surfaces found on construction sites or rural properties, as well
as unsealed roads.
The Renault Master Cab/Chassis offers a substantial payload of up to 2.5-tonnes, with an additional 3-tonne towing
capacity, partly thanks to its dual rear wheel set-up.
A high level of safety equipment will be standard, including dual airbags, ABS and Electronic Stability Programme with
ASR traction control, cruise control and variable speed limiter, and even a brake pad wear indicator. Comfort and
convenience features abound, such as remote central locking, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and audio streaming, air
conditioning, a multitude of drinks holders, chilled glove box, overhead storage, and power front windows, while the
available options include a factory alloy or steel drop-side tray, satellite navigation, and rear view camera. Mechanical
options include a transmission-driven Power Take Off and a towing pack. A number of the options are bundled together as a
Safety & Security Pack.
The Renault Master Cab/Chassis models feature the same 2.3-litre turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine that has been offered
in the Master van range since its relaunch 18 months ago, but now produces 110 kW (and 350 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm)
and offers up to 30,000 km service intervals, determined by an Oil Condition System.
Like the van variants, the Master Cab/Chassis will be available with a choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or
six-speed with automated ‘Quickshift’ (no clutch pedal).
The Master’s cabin is one of the most comfortable around, with a multitude of stowage cubbies, and a laptop table is
fitted to the back of the foldable front middle seat.
Dual Cab versions offer up to 7 seats, thanks to a ‘four-across’ rear bench. This flexibility is sure to make the
Renault Master Cab/Chassis popular with customers who have work crews to transport to job sites during the week, and
family to the boat ramp on weekends.
The Single Cab offers a choice of wheelbases, 3,682 mm or 4,332, while the Dual Cab is only available in 4,332 mm. The
longer Single Cab model can be built up to an overall length of almost 8 metres, of which almost 5.5 metres is load area.
In addition to appealing to tradesmen, the cab/chassis also lends itself well to the installation of a refrigerated box
for food transportation.
Renault is offering the Master cab/chassis with a 3-year/200,000 km factory warranty as well as 3 years of Roadside
Assistance, and Capped Price Servicing for the first 90,000 km or 3-years, whichever comes first.
The Single Cab variant is priced from $45,490* and the Dual Cab from $50,490*. The Quickshift automated transmission
In Europe, Renault has been the leading supplier of light commercial vehicles for the past 15 years.
The Renault Master Cab/Chassis variants are available now through the national Renault Dealer Network.
“Renault has secured a record result year-to-date for deliveries of LCVs and it is not hard to see why,” says
Lyndon Healey, Renault LCV Brand Manager.
“We have targeted the market with a series of customer-oriented features and benefits that LCV buyers really value,
such as Capped Price Servicing and an impressive factory warranty.”
“We are delighted that Australians are quickly discovering what their European colleagues have known for 15 years,
that when it comes to LCVs, Renault has the best vehicle for the job and the balance sheet.”
“Now with the arrival of the Master cab/chassis range we have the ability to reach into new sectors of the LCV
market, particularly the construction and agriculture industries, food transport, councils and authorities, as well as
providing a strong and comfortable workhorse for tradesmen who need a large capacity tray and excellent towing
“The Dual Cab version is expected to be especially popular, not only with work crews, but with families who need
more space than a traditional double-cab ute, and still want to enjoy car-like comfort.”
“We have specified the Renault Master cab/chassis range to suit Australian
conditions and we are confident it will prove to be a winner for this market,” he says.
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are