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RENAULT Master

SWB SL28dCi 150 Business Low Roof Van Quickshift6
RENAULT Master - SWB SL28dCi 150 Business Low Roof Van Quickshift6
Vehicle Information
List Price
£36,461.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
40.9 MPG
0-62 mph
Payload
Max Tow Weight
2500 kg
CO2
11 g/km
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Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
    BODY GLASS
    • Electric front windows
    BRAKES
    • 4 disc brakes
    • ABS EBD
    • ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with Hill Start Assist and Grip Xtend
    • Trailor swing assist
    DRIVING MIRRORS
    • Heated with electric adjustment external door mirrors
    ELECTRIC VEHICLE DATA
    • Multi-function trip computer with rev counter
    EMISSIONS - PHEV
    • 8 floor mounted load anchorage points
    ENGINE
    • 22 litres AdBlue tank
    • 80 litre fuel tank
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio with DAB, Bluetooth, CD and USB
    EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
    • Rear running board and handles
    • Solid paint
    EXTERIOR LIGHTS
    • Automatic headlights and wipers
    • C shaped DRL's
    INTERIOR FEATURES
    • Centre console with twin cupholders
    • Closed glovebox
    • Height adjustable steering wheel
    • Kaleido cloth upholstery
    • Overhead parcel shelf
    SAFETY
    • 3 point height adjustable seatbelts with pretensioners
    • Drivers airbag
    SEATS
    • Height adjustable driver seat with lumbar support and armrest
    • Passenger seat bench
    SERVICE
    • Alarm
    • Deadlocking
    • Electronic immobiliser
    • Remote central locking
    TRIM - PART LEATHER
    • Full steel bulkhead
    WHEELS
    • 16" steel wheels with small wheel stylers
    WHEELS - SPARE
    • Spare wheel
    Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
    • Battery Charge Type 1 kW: 150
    • Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage: N1
    • Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes): 2.3
    • WLTP - AER (km) - City - Max: 235
    • WLTP - AER (miles) - City - Min: NEDC+Correlated
    • CO2 (g/km): 181
    • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO+6
    • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Max: 9
    • Catalytic Convertor: True
    • CC: 2298
    • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
    • Cylinders: 4
    • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 85
    • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 101.3
    • Engine Layout: FRONT+TRANSVERSE
    • Fuel Delivery: DIESEL
    • Gears: 6+SPEED
    • Number of Valves: 16
    • EC Combined (mpg): 40.9
    • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: Data Not Available
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 31.4
    • Badge Engine CC: N
    • Badge Power: N
    • Based On ID: N
    • Coin Description: N
    • Coin Series: N
    • Insurance Group 1: N
    • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: N
    • Insurance Group 2: N
    • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
    • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
    • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 24
    • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
    • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
    • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
    • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
    • Safety Concerns?: Data Not Available
    • Special Edition: Data Not Available
    • Special Order: Data Not Available
    • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 100000
    • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
    • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 25000
    • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: Data Not Available
    • Vehicle Homologation Class: N
    • 0 to 60 mph (secs): Data Not Available
    • Engine Power - BHP: 150
    • Engine Power - KW: 110
    • Engine Power - PS: True
    • Engine Power - RPM: 3500
    • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 284
    • Engine Torque - MKG: 39.3
    • Engine Torque - NM: 385
    • Engine Torque - RPM: 1500
    • Top Speed: 97
    • Alloys?: Data Not Available
    • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
    • Tyre Size Front: 215%2F65+R16
    • Tyre Size Rear: 215%2F65+R16
    • Tyre Size Spare: FULL+SIZE
    • Wheel Style: N
    • Wheel Type: 16%22+STEEL
    • Height: 2303
    • Length: 5075
    • Wheelbase: 3182
    • Width: 2070
    • Width (including mirrors): 2470
    • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 80
    • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2800
    • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): N
    • Max. Loading Weight: 873
    • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2500
    • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
    • Minimum Kerbweight: 1927
    • No. of Seats: 3
    • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12
    By Line

    Renault's Master has been given the once over as part of a rejuvenated LCV range. Jonathan Crouch reports.

    Ten Second Review

    The Renault Master has been a mainstay of the large van sector for some time now, along with its siblings, the Nissan NV400 and Vauxhall Movano. With a vast choice of body styles, engines and options, the Master features economical and refined powerplants, load volumes from 8 to 22 cubic metres and fresh face.

    Background

    Renault's Master van is one of those commercial vehicles that seems to do just enough to warrant its own existence in the UK, rarely being the first vehicle buyers consider in a large van segment dominated by models like the Mercedes Sprinter, the Volkswagen Crafter or the Ford Transit. In Europe it's a different matter, the Master racking up some impressive sales. Spawned from the same basis as the Vauxhall Movano and Nissan NV400, the Master has been around in one guise or another since 1980, with that first generation model lasting for 17 years. Its 1997 replacement stuck around for a mere 13 years and the third generation Master appeared in 2010 and has now been revised to keep things current. Is it time we gave the Master the respect it would appear to deserve?

    Driving Experience

    The biggest changes to this Master come under the bonnet, where Renault now offers a choice of four dCi diesel engines. They're all based on the same 2.3-litre block, but the 110 and 125PS entry level engines are bolstered by one turbocharger, while the heavier duty 135 and 165PS units get a pair of turbos bolted on. Even the 110PS unit generates a respectable slug of torque, with 285Nm available at just 1,250rpm. The twin-turbo 165PS powerplant is good for 360Nm at 1,500rpm. A dual mass flywheel and a crankshaft with eight counterweights also help to reduce engine noise and cut the amount of vibration coming into the cabin. The Master is available in both front and rear-wheel drive layouts and Renault has even built a special heavy hauler model optimised for motorway usage. The rear-wheel drive L4 version with single rear wheels has been added to the Master catalogue, in addition to the existing twin rear-wheel version. This variant means that 30 extra centimetres are now available between the interior rear wheel wells, which means a europallet can be loaded widthways. Five such pallets can be accommodated, and that is sure to interest long distance operators and express courier businesses at which this version is aimed. This version of the Master is only available with twin turbo engines. Fuel consumption is down by around half a litre per 100km compared with the equivalent twin-wheeled version, thanks notably to a longer final drive ratio (which means lower revs for the same travelling speed), plus the vehicle's lighter weight, reduced rolling resistance and the better aerodynamics of the single rear wheels.

    Design and Build

    The cabin of the Master has been designed to be as car-like in its seating position as possible while incorporating a number of 'office on wheels' features. Renault has given a lot of thought to the depth of the footwells relative to the hip point of the seating and the degree of seat rake available to offer a supremely comfortable driving angle that's a long way from the sit-up-and-beg stance you had to adopt in older vans. A suspension seat is available as an option, as indeed is seat heating. The design of the windscreen and side windows, plus the high-up seating position ensure commanding vertical and horizontal fields of vision of 39.9 and 193.1 degrees respectively.

    Market and Model

    Prices start at around £19,000 excluding VAT, which is in line with its sibling vehicles from Nissan and Vauxhall. Of course, there's an absolutely dizzying array of Master variants with more than 120 different models already on Renault's books, with carrying capacities extending from 8 to 22 cubic metres. As well as the panel vans we examine here, there are people carriers, buses, chassis cabs and twin-cab chassis, platform cabs, crew vans and tippers. The Master is offered in four lengths, three wheelbases and with two different rear overhangs. Front and rear-wheel drive is available, with the rear-wheel drive chassis sold with single or twin rear wheels. Then there are four gross vehicle weights: 2.8 tonnes, 3.3 tonnes, 3.5 tonnes (with single or twin rear wheels) and 4.5 tonnes (with twin rear wheels). Standard equipment provision looks good with a DAB stereo, Bluetooth hands free telephony, a CD player plus USB and iPod connectivity. There's also an optional system incorporating the Carminat TomTom navigation system with an overhead screen. There are also a number of driver aids that improve safety, such as the Grip Xtend function that optimises grip on soft surfaces, hill start assist, stability control with load adaptive control and simpler things such as a wide view mirror built into the passenger sun visor that eliminates the traditional blind spot.

    Practicalities & Costs

    Reducing fuel consumption has been a key driver in the development of this revised Master and the diesel engines all see improvements in this regard. For instance, the dCi 165 unit consumes up to 7.3 mpg less than its predecessor powered by the previous-generation dCi 150. This equates to a typical saving of £1,500 over three years. With fuel consumption as low as 40.9 mpg for the 110PS van, the Master is one of the most economical large LCVs around. It's as practical as you'd expect from a vehicle this big too. Access to the Master's load area is via the side-hinged rear doors or a sliding side door on the left side of the vehicle. An additional sliding side door on the opposite flank can be specified. The loading height is usefully low at 546mm and even the rear wheel-drive models only increase that to around 700mm. The standard warranty is 3 years and 100,000 miles or 2 years with unlimited mileage.

    Summary

    The Renault Master is one of those vans that has improved at such a steady rate that it's quietly turned from an also-ran into a real contender. No, the interior doesn't feel quite as plush as a Crafter or a Sprinter, but you won't worry too much about that when you drive the Master and realise that it's more comfortable than both of them, so you'll emerge fresher after a long day at the wheel. There's also a vast amount of different configuration options to choose from and the special L4 body optimised for motorway use is bound to attract the attention of those operators who need goods hauled long distances quickly and efficiently. The one thing that comes shining through like a beacon when giving this vehicle the once-over is that Renault has clearly engaged deeply with not just the people who buy vans, but the people who use them on a day to day basis. That can only spell good things.

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    Vehicle Information
    List Price
    £36,461.00
    Transmission
    Automatic
    Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Fuel Consumption
    40.9 MPG
    0-62 mph
    Engine Size
    2.3
    No. of Doors
    0
    CO2
    11 g/km
    Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
    Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
    Images shown are for illustration purposes only.
    Business Lease
    £259.03
    Initial Rental (Exc VAT)
    £2,331.27
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    RENAULT Master

    SWB SL28dCi 150 Business Low Roof Van Quickshift6

    RENAULT MASTER SWB
    Your Summary
    Contract Hire
    exc. VAT
    £259.03
    Initial Rental (9 mths)
    £2,331.27 ex VAT
    Contract Term
    48 mths
    Annual Mileage
    8000 miles
    Maintenance
    Not included
    List Price
    £36,461.00
    Arrangements Fee
    £199 +VAT
    Road Tax
    Included
    Delivery
    Free UK mainland
    Excess Mileage
    TBC

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