February 18, 2020

Renault appoints TruckCraft Bodies as official supplier of ‘off the shelf’ conversions

Groupe Renault UK has announced the appointment of TruckCraft Bodies as the official supplier of its factory-built Renault Master Luton Box and Renault Master Luton Low Loader conversions.

The LCVs are key models in the Renault Pro+ Commercial Vehicles ‘Off the shelf’ conversion line-up, which is available to purchase directly through Renault dealerships.

The range is based on the Renault Master, in either Chassis Cab or Platform Cab format. It also includes Tipper and Dropside variants. Renault ‘Off the shelf’ conversions come with the same three-year/100,000-mile warranty as a regular Renault Pro+ Panel Van.

With TruckCraft Bodies’ production facility encompassing 60 bays and a team of skilled technicians, Renault says there are no issues with supply. Depending on the size of the order, customers of the Master Luton Box and Master Luton Low Loader can often take delivery in short timeframes.

The ‘Off the shelf’ Renault Master Luton Box LL35 (long length, 3.5-tonne) comes complete with the Euro 6d-compliant dCi 130 2.3-litre turbodiesel engine, paired to a six-speed manual gearbox, and is available in front- or rear-wheel drive formats. The conversion offers a payload of up to 1,175kg, while also providing customers with standard features such as load lock rails, lashing points, load area lighting, Luton head storage, rear step and rear roller shutter.

Customers of the Renault Master Luton Low Loader LL35 (long length, 3.5-tonne) enjoy a choice of two engines, both of which drive through the front wheels. The conversion can be specified with dCi 135 or Energy dCi 150 power units, which are paired as standard to a six-speed manual transmission. The Energy dCi 150 engine is also available with the Quickshift6 six-speed automatic gearbox.

Providing a payload of 1,250kg and a loading height of only 550mm, the Renault Master Luton Low Loader comes with a comprehensive specification, with standard features including load lock rails, lashing points, load area lighting, Luton head storage, rear step and rear barn doors.

Both vehicles are supplied in the Business level of trim. Standard features include: DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB socket, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, remote central locking, electric windows, multi-function trip computer, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and Hill Start Assist.  

Stephen Whitcombe, head of brand for Pro+ Commercial Vehicles, Groupe Renault UK, said: “TruckCraft Bodies has already proved to be a highly valued partner for our accredited ‘Tailor Made’ convertor programme and we are pleased to now extend the relationship to include the build of two of our most popular ‘Off the shelf’ conversions. The scale and expertise of its operation, plus the quality of its work, ensures that ‘Off the shelf’ conversion customers continue to enjoy the benefits of specialised light commercial vehicles combined with the convenience of easy ordering and the peace-of-mind that the entire vehicle is covered by a comprehensive manufacturer warranty.”