( Worldcarfans ) - With the introduction of two new models for the New Year, Renault are determined to give their rivals principally in the commercial van market a run for their money. The first is a new Trafic model specification dubbed 'Sport', combining greater levels of standard equipment, stylish design cues and Trafic's flexible cargo space. Ahead of March's UK launch of the new two-model Kangoo range, the second model is a special edition 'Extra' Van, of particular interest to business users, keeping the Kangoo ticking over into Spring.
Marketed as the multi-purpose Trafic, be it for leisure or business, the new 'Sport' model offers the greater provision of equipment and increased specification at a reduced rate over equivalent models. Available in three guises including the 9-seat passenger version, styling is enhanced by the additon of 16" alloys and an all-over metallic paint. In the cabin, Elba upholstery and an Air Conditioning pack is included, encompassing air con, electric front windows and heated door mirrors. Pricing starts at ?15,700 (excluding VAT) and offers owners savings of ?535 over an equivalent-specced model.
The Kangoo Van Extra special edition model, available with the 1.6-litre petrol or 1.5-litre dCi diesel units, costs ?500 over the models they are based on, but offers ?765 worth of extra equipment. Air con, body coloured bumpers & door mirrors, and a 30W RDS Radio-CD player now come as standard. The models are priced at ?8,550 for the petrol and ?10,600 for the diesel (excluding VAT).