June 20, 2019

Master High designed to go the distance

Renault Trucks has continued to develop a range of innovative conversion solutions for its version of the Renault Master van, with the launch of the Master High.

Designed and built for long-distance operators and those that may require an overnight stay away from home, the Master High features a full sleeper and living cab extension, similar to that found on the firm’s heavier trucks.

The van is built on the long-wheelbase L3 chassis, though it can be ordered with front or rear-wheel drive and at both 3.5 and 4.5-tonnes GVW. It will be available with Euro 6D engines at 135hp, 150hp or 180hp, or with Heavy Duty Euro VI motors offering 145hp and 165hp. Both manual and robotised automatic gearboxes will be available.

The Master High’s sleeper cab offers a 2m internal standing height and up to 2,200 litres of internal storage space. It comes with two rear seats, a drop-down table, LED internal lighting, a full width fold down bunk, internal curtains, an optional night heater and a 20” TV, providing a home from home for occasional overnight use.

The sleeper chassis has been built in association with specialist converters Bloomfields and Stevens Bodyworks. The rear of the vehicle is currently being offered in curtainsider or GRP box specification, with the box body delivering space for up to six pallets and a payload, on 3.5-tonne models, of 935kg.

The Master High cab can be painted to the customer’s choice in a range of metallic or solid finishes, including the front bumper and grille. Internally, there are a host of bespoke trim options and the cab comes with a luxury dash and a high comfort pack, while the seats are trimmed in leather. Customers can also order the van with on-board weighing and telematics, if desired.

Renault Trucks has enjoyed growing success with the Master line-up, with sales up by more than 10% a year over the last four years. One of the reasons for that success is that the company has been able to design and build a wide range of specialist models, in relatively small numbers.