Renault has updated its van range with more specification and Euro 6 emissions-compliant engines.

Several of the new units, available across the Kangoo, Trafic and Master line-ups, produce more power and are more efficient than their Euro 5 equivalents. They are being introduced ahead of emissions regulation changes in September 2016.

Kangoo variants now offer more different models than in Euro 5 specification and all include a Nitrous Oxide (NOx) trap to improve emissions. The Energy engines in Kangoo Maxi models offer combined cycle fuel consumption of up to 62.8mpg.

The mid-sized Trafic now has an increased choice, including variants available for the first time with an Energy dCi 95 engine, described as the most cost-effective engine. Trafic engines are generally now 5bhp more powerful than their predecessors.

Similarly the larger Master models are between 5-10hp more powerful than the Euro 5 equivalents, and have added some 40 extra variants, including the addition of a new Business+ trim level.
New variants of the Master Crew Van, including a long-wheelbase model, and a rear-wheel-drive panel van in both single and twin-turbo engines, add further to the Master line-up.

All of the new models now include an alarm as standard equipment, reacting to more stringent security criteria in the latest LCV insurance ratings.

Kangoo prices start from £14,150, the Trafic from £19,325 and the Master from £22,270, all excluding VAT.

Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.