1997 Renault Master

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Master, a benchmark in the segment with 100 variations. With more than 250,000 units produced since it was launched in November 1997, Master increased sales by a record 26.5% in Western Europe in 2000.

Voted in Europe, Van of the Year 1998, Renault Master is available with more than 100 variations, including three wheelbases, three GVWs (2.8 tonnes, 3.3 tonnes and 3.5 tonnes) and 12 body types (van, nine-seater combi, chassis cab and double cab, open base, platform cab, 16-seater minibus, nine-seater minibus, tipper with single or double cab and drop side flat bed with single or double cab).

The turbodiesel engines with direct common-rail injection (1.9 dCi, 2.2 16V dCi and 2.5 16V dCi) improve performance and torque while keeping down operating costs. The new engines’ improved fuel consumption is particularly striking, services involving an oil change need only be done every 18641 miles (or two years) and the engines can be expected to last at least 155342 miles.

Widely acclaimed for its excellent handling, Master also aims to achieve excellence in active and passive safety. With ABS and four disc brakes now fitted as standard, Master is still the benchmark in its segment. The efficient braking system enables it to stop in less than 45 metres, according to AMS braking tests.


5 comments:

Yes, I agree with you guys. I actually sees this at the airport as shuttle service for the VIPs.

I think the whole airport shuttle configuration may be new, but mainly it looks like that side door. They could be eying the RV aftermarket as well, replacing the bus doors with a typical RV door.

I agree. The outside is pretty clean and sharp looking, that interior looks like something put together for a kit car.

I remember the time I wanted an Escort GT. It was 1995, and for some reason, I found it appealing. Instead, I got a Mazda B2300 truck. Looking back, I have no regrets.

Something that I am actually looking forward to utility vans like this is that they get into hybrid technology as well. It would be great if they would produce less emission and bring more mileage. Those cares are heavy duty and they would be better if they can get you further.

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