Renault Trafic updated
13th March, 2011
Renault has overhauled its proficient Trafic van for the
Australian market with the arrival of the Phase III version.
Chief among the additional standard equipment offering is a passenger airbag, joining the driver airbag
Adding to the renowned versatility of the Renault Trafic, with its payload in excess of 1,200 kg, is
the new double bench seat in place of a single passenger seat, allowing a crew of three to be carried. This
is expected to widen the Renault Trafic’s appeal in the market.
A swag of new equipment and more options join a restyled dashboard and instrument cluster, allowing
easier information transfer on the move.
The modernised dashboard design offers greater practicality and ergonomics, and more of the ever-useful
The instrument panel has been revised with enhanced illumination for greater visibility, attractive
chrome rings for the gauges, while the cruise control settings are now displayed via the on-board computer
A handy storage area has been inserted into the top of the dash. This can hold an A4-sized clipboard or
sheaf of papers, while the new dark and light charcoal colour scheme offers a fresh and inviting
There’s a new steering wheel with integrated cruise control buttons and a new radio with 4 x 20W
speakers features CD/MP3 functionality as well as an RCA aux jack and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless
audio streaming and phone calls.
Heading the options list is a Tom Tom satellite navigation system that features a handy remote control
unit that clips into the storage cubby when not in use.
Electronic Stability Programme is optionally available on manual transmission models.
The Renault Trafic comes with a 12 month or 15,000 km service interval as well as a three year/150,000
km warranty, and 24-hour roadside assistance for three years as well.
The Renault Trafic is available in standard and long wheelbase guises offering 5.0 or 6.0 cubic metres
of load space with standard 180-dgree opening rear 'barn' doors. The Renault Trafic can tow a 2,000 kg
braked trailer (or 750 kg unbraked).
A Euro 4 compliant, 2.0-litre four-cylinder 16-valve diesel engine, producing 85 kW of power at 3,500
rpm and 290 Nm of torque at a low 1,600 rpm, powers all Renault Trafic models.
Both standard and long wheelbase models use the same engine, matched to a choice of six-speed manual
transmission or six-speed, clutch pedal-free automated Quickshift set-up.
Fuel consumption on the combined cycle amounts to just 8.3 litres per 100 km for the manual and 8.0
l/100 km for the Quickshift version.
The Renault Trafic is very well equipped as standard featuring dual front airbags, three-seat set-up,
cruise control, left-hand side sliding door with opening window, and power front door mirror and window
Safety is a top priority, so all Renault Trafic models are fitted with ABS brakes with Electronic Brake
Force Distribution, as well as height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters, while an
alarm and remote central locking provide additional peace-of-mind.
The options list offers drivers or fleet owners the ability to enhance the comfort of the working
environment by opting for the Tom Tom satellite navigation system, climate control (with further optional
additional heating), automatic lights and wipers, a full steel bulkhead, a glazed bulkhead, driver rear
cabin protection mesh, glazed tailgate, right-hand sliding door with opening window, front fog lamps, body
coloured bumper, 16-inch alloy wheels and rear parking sensors.
“The Renault Trafic has been a popular choice with discerning van customers seeking a vehicle that
competently totes a 1,200 kg payload,” says Justin Hocevar, Managing Director of Renault Australia.
“Now with the extra value included as standard on the Phase III Renault Trafic, I am sure we will
see even more customers turning to Renault to fill their transport requirements.”
“In Europe, Renault is the number one supplier of light commercial vehicles and we intend to carve
a greater share of the Australian LCV market in 2011. The refreshed, better equipped and very efficient
Renault Trafic Phase III will play an important role, alongside the all-new Kangoo small van, and the