Renault Trafic

The Renault Trafic is a minibus / vans the French brand Renault. Light commercial vehicles of this name are in the Renault program since the summer of 1980. Been made ​​is the first generation of the Société des Automobiles de Véhicules Batilly.

The new cooperation partners General Motors Europe, the second generation will be built as Opel Vivaro Vauxhall Vivaro or. After the unveiling of Trafic II and the Opel Vivaro both were elected in 2002 Van of the Year. Because of the Franco- Japanese alliance Renault -Nissan, the transporter is also marketed as Nissan Primastar. Both the Trafic II, the Nissan Primastar and the GM variants are produced at GM Manufacturing Luton. The 2014 available third -generation Trafic itself is again producing at its plant in Sandouville at Le Havre, while the Nissan Primastar is then created at Nissan Motor Ibérica Renault.

Trafic I (1980-2001)

Renault Trafic high roof box (1994-2001)

In its release in the summer of 1980 the newly constructed Renault Trafic replaced the previous model Estaffette.

The Trafic was designed 2.1 to 2.8 tonnes gross vehicle weight for the weight class. At the same time closely related technically more Renault Master for 2.8 to 3.5 tons was imported. Unusually for vans was the mix of front and rear wheel drive. There was the Trafic T ( Traction = front drive) for passenger transport / minibus as " Microbus comfort " and the Trafic -P ( = Propulsion rear-wheel drive ) as vans and flatbed. The master had rear wheel drive.

There were engines between 35 kW and 59 kW as gasoline, or 44 kW and 49 kW than diesel. The vehicles were, as then, kept very edgy usual in this segment in the design.

How the Ford Transit in 1965 and the VW Bus 1990, the new model was not more like the previous run as the front handlebars, but with a short bonnet in front of the driver's seat row, took place under the engine and transmission. This hood was aerodynamically favorable shape continuously rising above the grille and formed a line with the windscreen to the roof.

As a combination of front and rear drive the Renault Trafic was offered from mid-1985 four-wheel drive.

The already van-type front from an oblique hood and windshield was after a facelift improved aerodynamically in May 1989, while the contemporary taste with more rounded shapes something customized. The motor powers up and there was now optionally also a diesel with 55 kW and a gasoline engine with 70 kW.

A second facelift was carried out in June 1994 with a change in the engine range. There were only two diesel with 48 kW and 55 kW and a 74 kW petrol engine in erstarkter on offer

In mid-1997 the Renault Trafic was adopted with minor modifications by General Motors, as these manufacturers after a long break again wanted to offer vans. The model was sold under the name Opel Arena, in the British Isles as the Vauxhall Arena and as Chevrolet Van Space in Brazil.

Built by Tata Motors in India since 2007 Tata Winger is largely based on the Trafic I.

Trafic II ( since 2001)

Renault Trafic Combi (2001-2006)

In September 2001, the second generation of the Trafic was presented. Also this is how since the end of 1997, the Renault Master, a joint product of Renault -Nissan and Opel. His sister models hot Opel Vivaro (since 2001) and Nissan Primastar ( since 2002).

Renault developed the Traffic in cooperation with General Motors. It runs in GM Europe Luton plant in the UK and in the work of the alliance partner Nissan in Barcelona from the tape. Since 1998, Renault is in Western Europe, the market leader among the manufacturers light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes GVW.

The vehicle's front was visually turn rounded and the body shape with down / drop-shaped shaped headlights, a dome above the driver and passenger seat and rear embedded in the clad plastic bodywork edges taillights quite futuristic, but he works at a slightly increased payloads of 1000 and 1200 kg optically slightly smaller than its predecessor. Construction is the Trafic in the normal length version L1 ( 4782 mm) and in the long L2 version with 400 mm more length in the last section of the vehicle in front of the rear wheel arches.

The Renault Trafic II offers solely in conjunction with the 2.0 - liter common -rail diesel engine, which is available in two power levels. Both engines meet the Euro 5 emissions standard.

  • 2.0-liter dCi with 66 kW (90 hp) and 84 kW ( 114 hp )

In the summer of 2006, the Trafic received a minor facelift and technical changes. A quick-shift gearbox (6-speed ) has been introduced. The lowest engine starts at 66 kW. Furthermore, the existing 2.5-liter engine was slightly enhanced in performance in order to compensate the loss due to the particulate filter in this motor required for Euro 4. The two less powerful units were extended from 1.9 to 2.0 liters and achieve Euro 4 without particulate filters. The 1.9 liter engine was installed only in the old models, which are sold in Eastern Europe as Lada Renault M90.

The Trafic is available in both a passenger car version with up to nine seats as well as a commercial vehicle. Depending on the engine, wheelbase and payload class, a total of 40 versions to choose from. The Renault Trafic offers as a panel van and a double cabin van with two wheelbases to ( 3,098 and 3,498 millimeters). Panel van next to the 1.98 meters high normal also a high-roof version choice is (2.50 meters).

As cars Renault Trafic offers in the three body shapes "Combi ", " Passenger Black Edition" and "Generation Evado " to. The " Trafic Combi " relies on functionality and comes standard with eight seats ( partially glazed: six seats). It is particularly suitable for the commercial transport of passengers and goods.

The " Passenger Black Edition" is distinguished in particular by its tinted rear and side windows.

Rear view

Renault Trafic Passenger Black Edition ( since 2011 )

Rear view

  • New registrations in 2011: 8,010
  • → it than car: 2437
  • → it as a truck: 5,573

Trafic Evado

This variant with three common- rail turbo-diesel engines between 84 kW and 107 kW is offered for large families since 2008. The motors work with a six- speed shifter or as a six - speed automatic transmission.