Renault is introducing a new small van in Europe. The Express van has 1.91m floor loading length (with solid partition), 716mm width for the sliding side door with cargo volume from 3.3 to 3.7m³. Payload is up to 780kg in the petrol version and 650kg in the diesel version.
In Europe, the Express Van will be available with the 1.3 TCe 100 FAP petrol and 1.5 Blue dCi 75 and 95 diesel engines, with a six-speed manual gearbox. The Ecoleader diesel 1.5 Blue dCi 75 engine helps to reduce fuel consumption by limiting speed to 100 km/h. An electric option is not available.
Renault says the new van “significantly increases the driver’s visual control over his environment” with, among other things, Rear View Assist which shows rearward visibility on a screen located in place of the rear-view mirror. The Blind Spot Warning alerts the driver of potential dangers on both sides of the vehicle, while the Wide View Mirror helps the driver to see the right hand side blind spot. The Reversing Camera simplifies parking manoeuvres with image feedback integrated into the multimedia system or the interior rear-view mirror.
Renault will unveil details of its new van family at the end of March.