Renault sees flexibility behind sales growth

Van-maker and Australia Post mum on reason for figures spike

Renault sees flexibility behind sales growth
Renault Trafic Crew versions are to be launched this month


Renault has hailed its 34.5 per cent January sales total compared with last January.

But the source of the jump, thought to be a hefty order from Australia Post, has proved difficult to nail down.

A Renault spokesperson would not be drawn, while one for Australia Post tells ATN that such information was ‘commercial-in-confidence’ and such questions should be referred to Renault.

Renault LCV senior model line manager Lyndon Healey puts its recent success down to a "tailored approach to specification for the Australian market".

"To continue to build on our success, we are launching a new state-of-the-art, fuel efficient and low emission turbo-charged petrol engine for Kangoo this month that drives through both manual and automated gearboxes," Healey says.

"This new powertrain will help small van operators to significantly reduce their running costs, week-by week, tank-by-tank.

"We are also launching two Crew versions to the very popular Trafic this month, adding a second row of seats while retaining all the safety, comfort and much of the load carrying capacity of the highly lauded three-seat van version.

The Trafic Crew will appeal to small or large businesses that need to send out a crew to a worksite just as much as it does to a small business owner who can now drop the kids off at school on the way to work.

"We’re very pleased to see increasing interest in our 12-seater Master Bus, with a new monthly delivery record set in January, while Master vans also performed strongly.

"Our new Master Box Van, built on the front-wheel drive platform cab is also now available, offering significant carrying capacity in a van that can be driven on a regular car licence."

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