Renault has revealed its brand-new Master van with diesel and electric powertrains.
The Renault Master has been completely redesigned in order to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle as well as provide more space for electrification and the future implementation of a hydrogen fuel cell system.
A new front-end design, sees the Renault Master’s bonnet height increase and the van getting a more upright grille with enlarged headlights. At the rear, the top portion of the van has been made narrower to improve aerodynamics, while the light cluster mimics the front’s C-shape design.
Power comes from a choice of four diesel dCi powertrains, delivering 105hp, 130hp, 150hp or 170hp outputs. Renault also says they consume significantly less fuel than the previous engine which could equate to as much as 4mpg with a CO2 saving of 39g/km. There’s a six-speed manual gearbox or a new 9-speed automatic.
The new chassis has been developed for multiple powertrains, including hydrogen, but will launch with a full-electric model available with two differing electric motor powers of 96kW or 105kW, both of which produce 300Nm of torque. There are also two battery options, a 40kWh battery with a 180 km WLTP range, or an 87kWh battery with more than 410km of range.
The new electric Renault Master gets a payload capacity of up to 1,625 kg thanks to a 4.25-tonne gross vehicle weight, and can also tow up to 2.5 tonnes.
It is equipped with a 130 kW DC fast charger that can add up to 229 km of range in just 30 minutes. A regular 22 kW AC home charger will top up the battery from 10% to 100% in just under 4 hours.
Deliveries will begin in spring 2024, with pricing revealed closer to the time.