2015 Renault Trafic – A Super Delivery Van

We were behind the wheel of an all new 2015 Renault Trafic

Europe is a place where delivery Vans are regarded as the best workhorse vehicles there are. One of the most impressive and most appreciated among them clearly is the Renault Trafic. Produced since 1981, the Renault Trafic left an indelible mark on every European road. The French company produced more than 2.5 million in 33 years and the last one, revealed just a few months ago, was revealed to the press in one of the most amazing small cities in Europe – Rovinj, Croatia.

Since we had the opportunity to try the car on the European highways from Ljubljana in Slovenia to Rovinj in Croatia, it is fair to say that the new 2015 Renault Trafic is much more improved in comparison with the old version. The vehicle received a much needed exterior redesign, now being closely related with other Renault vehicles. Even the flashy green color we had on our disposal looked magnificent and almost made this car a real attraction on the Slovenian and Croatian streets.

2015 Renault Trafic Goods

Yet, the real change was made in the 2015 Renault Trafic van’s cabin. Everything was thoroughly reworked giving the cabin a modern feel and, more importantly, the practicality unmatched by any of its competitors. French designers wanted to make the most of the space inside, so they’ve integrated tons of storage space which in total have the capacity of 90 liters and that is only in the cabin. This way, the driver and workers operating these vehicles will have enough space to store any objects they are carrying with themselves. Modern design included the integration of a mobile phone holder, Tablet holder and a really impressive storage space for a laptop. This storage space can be deployed between the front seats which make enough room for leaving the laptop on it. Even though the space in the cabin is not as abundant as in the American vans, smart solutions inside make it more than practical and comfortable.

Behind the driver is a rather large space which can be accessed through the side doors or back doors. Even the smallest Trafic can accommodate the object measuring more than 12 feet in length. The larger version is able to accept really long objects such as pipes or other similar equipment. Renault was thinking ahead with this. With special doors on the party wall between the cabin and the box, Renault enabled the operators to insert pipes longer than 15 feet inside the Trafic. Small doors lead under the passenger seats which extend the usable space dramatically. All in all, the 2015 Renault Trafic is filled with smart solutions so we can even call it the iTrafic.

The same story goes for the engines. The 2015 Renault Trafic is available with a modern 1.6 liter diesel engine producing from 90 HP to 115 HP low spec configurations, while the twin turbocharged unit is available as a 120 HP and 140 HP unit. The drive proved that the higher power engine is sufficient for this kind of a car. The Trafic easily maintained the speed of 85 mph on the highway, while it consumed less fuel than ever before. Actually, Renault analyst calculated that the car will save more than 4.000 Euros only in fuel for those who drive more than 100.000 miles a year. All in all, the new 2015 Renault Trafic is a great delivery van which uses possibly the most advanced diesel engine in Europe, it has some really clever solutions in the cabin and the trunk while the driving feel does not differ much from a conventional car.

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