Even the power steering has been tweaked to ensure that it does not place an unnecessary burden on how many miles per gallon the D Range models can achieve, so if you are putting up with an older Renault truck it may be a good time to invest...Read More
Even the power steering has been tweaked to ensure that it does not place an unnecessary burden on how many miles per gallon the D Range models can achieve, so if you are putting up with an older Renault truck it may be a good time to invest...
Renault's refreshed family of commercial vehicles includes the Euro 6 D Range trucks, which are designed for distribution - hence the 'D', and there are models which weigh in at between 10 and 26 tonnes, depending on the variant chosen. Launched back in 2013, the Renault D Range is now filtering through to the used market, bringing with it improved fuel economy, enhanced reliability and better safety features than on previous trucks from this French firm.
Whichever D Range truck is chosen, the potential to reduce fuel use by up to five per cent is on offer thanks to a number of advanced technologies being deployed to avoid inefficiencies. This includes automatic engine shutdown in the event that it is left idling for prolonged periods, as well as a revised automatic gearbox which harnesses shift patterns that are less liable to result in lost momentum, thus preventing waste.
Even the power steering has been tweaked to ensure that it does not place an unnecessary burden on how many miles per gallon the D Range models can achieve, so if you are putting up with an older, less efficient alternative, it may be a good time to invest in a more modern unit now that they are starting to appear on the second-hand listings.
The Euro 6 compliant engines are at the heart of the range and offer benefits which make them suitable for both long distance trips on the motorway and the stop-start driving of urban roads. Different models come equipped with different fuel tanks, with a plastic tank offering 230 litres of capacity and a light, robust construction, while a higher-capacity aluminium tank is half as heavy as an equivalent steel model, resulting in further efficiency improvements.
A variety of cab options are also available for D Range trucks, with the standard day cab being joined by a four-door crew cab and also a longer global cab, allowing these vehicles to cope with a variety of deployment scenarios. The driver's comfort is a priority in the design of the cab's interior, with logically arranged primary controls all being set within easy reach and advantageous features such as cruise control meaning that they are not going to get fatigued. Meanwhile, collision tests carried out on the cab, as well as reinforced seats being included as standard, allow for excellent levels of safety to be afforded occupants and other road users alike.
The D Wide models top out the range with a gross vehicle weight of up to 26 tonnes and the option to choose a night and day cab and even a sleeper cab so that long-distance distribution needs can be fulfilled. Various bodies and equipment additions can be made to the well-designed underpinnings of this truck range, with pre-drilled side members and mounting brackets diversifying the types of jobs that each can be adapted to fulfil. So for buyers seeking a modern truck for distribution, a used D Range model from Renault could be an appropriate purchase as long as it has been kept in good condition by its previous owners.