Renault Master Renault Master
The first acquaintance with Renault-Master took place in the 80s, when I worked at the RAF minibus factory in Riga. Then the passenger version of the minibus was acquired as a worthy example of foreign technology. I remember that we were struck by the layout of the transmission: a gearbox in front of a longitudinally mounted engine, front-wheel drive.
Now the Renault Master, representing the seventh generation of the dynasty, is completely different. It is produced in the front-wheel drive version, with a transverse engine and front-wheel drive, and with the classic layout: the engine is longitudinally front, rear-wheel drive. The rear axle differential is equipped with a lock for an extra charge. (By the way, only two companies produce cars of this class with two different drive types: Renault and Ford.) In addition, the seventh Master offers a choice of three options for the wheelbase and body height, two 2.3-liter diesel engines with the common rail system. The first, with a power of 101 hp, is installed on vans with front or rear wheel drive, and the 125-horsepower - only on rear-wheel drive cars. Particularly prudent for a note: the front-wheel drive "Master" consumes only 7.8 l / 100 km, - perhaps one of the best indicators for its class.
The cabin has a lot of niches and pockets for things needed by the driver and forwarder
The cabin has a lot of niches and pockets for things needed by the driver and forwarder. The cabin has a lot of niches and pockets for things needed by the driver and forwarder.
It’s great that the equipment that competitors install for an additional fee is included in the basic package of the “Master” (it will cost at least 987, 000 rubles). Anti-lock braking system and stabilization system (for rear-wheel drive versions), electronic brake force distribution (EBV) and emergency braking assistance (AFU), driver airbag, full power accessories, upholstered textile on the cab side, dual rear wheels are not a complete list "Free" benefits.
As an additional equipment they offer a sprung seat with adjustment depending on the weight of the driver
As an additional equipment they offer a sprung seat with adjustment depending on the weight of the driver. As an additional equipment they offer a sprung seat with adjustment depending on the weight of the driver.
The options include rear parking sensors, contactless door unlocking (“free hands”), rear doors with an opening angle of 270º, rear differential lock, air conditioning with fine filter, sprung driver's seat, key with a separate button for opening the cargo compartment doors. Such "masters" cost up to 1, 254, 000 rubles. To facilitate the purchase for entrepreneurs, the Renault Business program operates in Russia. It provides for the operation of vans by corporate clients through leasing with zero interest payment upon the expiration of the contract.
During the presentation, I tested a 101-horsepower medium-sized van equipped with a sprung driver's seat, which I really liked: it effectively dampens vibrations and vibrations, and the driver’s weight does not matter. It is especially pleasant to move the speed bumps. But in simpler versions, the seat is what you need - with height adjustment and lumbar support. The cabin is replete with many storages for the most different in size and purpose of objects: there are niches for documents, and pockets for small things. In general, put everything that is necessary for the driver and forwarder in everyday work. Visibility - that forward, that sideways, that in huge rear-view mirrors - excellent.
Renault Master is available in three sizes. The longest car is sold in a rear-wheel drive version
Renault Master is available in three sizes. The longest car is sold in a rear-wheel drive version. Renault Master is available in three sizes. The longest car is sold in a rear-wheel drive version.