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Major improvements as Renault upgrades core truck ranges

4 May 2021

 

Renault Trucks is upgrading its T, T High, C and K ranges in 2021, bringing major improvements in terms of driving comfort, on-board comfort, safety and productivity. This is the most important evolution since the total renewal of the manufacturer’s ranges in 2013.

 

In 2021, Renault Trucks is changing the exterior design of its vehicles, adopting a more assertive style, particularly in terms of the headlights, which have been reduced in size in order to increase the painted surface of the lower body section. A new honeycomb grille completes the more modern, sleek design of the 2021 Renault Trucks.

 

IMPROVED ON-BOARD AND DRIVING COMFORT

A new multi-directional steering column

The vehicles are fitted with a new three-axis adjustable steering column, enabling drivers to adopt the driving position that suits them best.

 

New modular seats

As an HGV driver spends an average of nine hours a day behind the wheel, the seats need to remain comfortable throughout the life of the vehicle and be suited to each driver. Renault Trucks has therefore redesigned its range of seats and now offers a modular range for complete flexibility in terms of settings, choice of combinations and options.

 

Increased storage capacity

The 2021 version of the Renault Trucks T, T High, C and K also features new storage solutions.

Renault Trucks has added a document storage drawer, tablet and smartphone holder, positioned within easy reach of the driver, providing access to several devices simultaneously as well as charging.  

 

A redesigned home-from-home sleeping area

For the driver’s well-being and increased longevity of the equipment, Renault Trucks has increased the thickness of the mattress of the “Serenity” bunk by 13%. A washable memory foam mattress topper can be added as an option. The mattress is separate from the base, allowing for the use of fitted sheets.

Increased safety for drivers, their loads and road users

High safety levels for drivers and road users have also been a core focus in the development of the Renault Trucks T, T High, C and K ranges.

The new Renault Trucks T, T High and C are fitted with LED lights as standard. As it is closer to natural light, LED light gives drivers a better perception of contrasts and colours, significantly improving night-time visibility and therefore safety.

The parking brake emergency application reduces the risk of unexpected vehicle movement when the driver leaves the cab, by automatically activating the wheel lock to stop the truck.
 

REDUCED FUEL CONSUMPTION AND OPTIMISED MAINTENANCE

3% fuel savings

Firstly, the cab’s aerodynamics have been improved around the front grille and wheel arch extensions have been added to improve airflow.

Secondly, the vehicles have been fitted with new technology to further reduce fuel consumption.

A new “Pulse and Glide” function further improves fuel consumption by maintaining the vehicle’s speed around the Cruise Control set point (+/- 2km/h).

Finally, the new Renault Trucks T and T High vehicles are fitted as standard with class A tyres, the most efficient on the market in terms of fuel economy.
 

Optimised maintenance thanks to Excellence Predict

Renault Trucks has developed new technology for regularly updating the vehicle’s software – at the time requested by the customer – without the need to bring it into the workshop.

This new technology is part of the “Excellence Predict” maintenance offer, enabling the manufacturer to act before a malfunction occurs.

In practical terms, the “Excellence Predict” offer provides:

A connected maintenance plan adapted to the vehicle’s use.

Monitoring of main wear components such as the battery, clutch discs and brake pads.

Innovative real-time breakdown prevention technology for 80% of components that could lead to downtime.

 

Rationalisation of workshop visits with remote update services

Experts in the Renault Trucks network are able to carry out pre-diagnosis, functionality updates and remote adjustments on vehicles, reducing the number of visits to the workshop

 

Extended oil change intervals up to 150,000 km

Depending on usage and mileage, oil change intervals for vehicles fitted with 13-litre Euro VI engines can be extended to 150,000 km or 18 months.

 

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