The New Renault Master has been named 2020 Van of the Year and 2020 Best Large Van at the annual What Van? Awards ceremony at Hilton London Bankside. In addition, New Master Z.E. from Renault Trucks was Highly Commended in the new Minibus of the Year category.
In a hard-fought competition with the newest vans of the year, it was New Master’s blend of useful space, versatile interior, segment-leading features and low running costs that clinched it for Renault.
It is available in front and rear-wheel drive and offers enough payload and load volume options to suit myriad applications. A wide range of conversions are up for grabs and a wealth of driver-assistance features and a well laid out, user-friendly cabin also enhances the overall package.
With an electric model already available and a hydrogen-powered version to come Renault is looking to the future with the Master, which offers a breadth of choice unrivalled in the large van sector.”
Stephen Whitcombe, Head of Brand for Pro+ Commercial Vehicles, Groupe Renault UK added: “We are delighted that New Master has been recognised with these prestigious What Van? awards. The latest version sets the standard with its new engines, a car-like and comfortable interior and, crucially, a wide range of bodies that means business users and trades can do their work more easily and efficiently, supported by a dedicated network of 33 Pro+ dealers.”
The New Master debuted earlier this year and brings many improvements and refinements to a well-established model, including a new twin-turbocharged 2.3 dCi diesel engine that's available in several different power outputs setting new standards for power and efficiency. New Master also benefits from fresh and more assertive exterior looks, plus an interior that’s more comfortable than ever, offering more practicality and even doubling as a mobile office.
Connectivity is improved with the R&GO app and Media Nav Evolution option, which includes Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. Safety is also a priority, with a full suite available of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) including Active Emergency Braking System optional across the range.
The New Master continues to offer businesses and trades remarkable flexibility, with a choice of three body heights and four different lengths. There’s also the option of front, rear or four-wheel drive transmission, plus either a six-speed manual or six-speed Quickshift automatic gearboxes. There are four Gross Vehicle Weights (GVW): 2800, 3300, 3500 or 4500kg, while New Master’s available load volume stretches from between 6.9m3 to 22m3, with a payload of up to 2158kg.
For business users and fleets facing environmental challenges and a requirement to meet new legislation such as low emissions zones, a 100% electric New Master is also available. The Master Z.E. is powered by a 57kW motor that gives a real-world range of 75 miles, and benefits from the improvements applied to the rest of the range.
The New Master is available to order now. To make an enquiry, get in touch with your nearest Lookers Renault dealership today.