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Renault for business: test “tonic” Master

GAZelle and Transit — the most sold in the segment of LCV (light commercial vehicles). The rest are extras, but some of them are very popular actors. For example — 11-CC Renault Master.Alexander Vinogradov “Behind the wheel”

We recently tested the Volkswagen Crafter and thoroughly hardship with him. After all, the van carrying capacity of fifteen tons of the way within the capital’s Third ring ordered. And Parking long-wheelbase van is not easy.

So this time we stayed on the technique less and took the “average” Master L2h2 in version. With medium base, high roof and, most importantly, with a lifting capacity in ton. This time our movement in the capital is not limited to — who dares to stop bright red van?

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To move I had a Triumph motorcycle weighing about 280 lbs. After a small accident they had to transport it from Serpukhov near Moscow to the capital. The sill height of the body is just 55 cm, so that to roll a heavy ILO was easy even for two. Like and pin on the floor and the walls full of the conveyor rings through which we reached out of the harnesses.

In the cargo compartment volume of 11 cubic meters — plenty of hooks for load securing. We easily secured a 280‑pound motorcycle. Swing open 270° door option, which will cost 8000 rubles.In the cargo compartment volume of 11 cubic meters — plenty of hooks for load securing. We easily secured a 280‑pound motorcycle. Swing open 270° door option, which will cost 8000 rubles.

Even with less than 300 kg load behavior of the Wizard has changed — first of all it concerns the smoothness. “Kozlina” the rear axle was gone, and Renault stopped jumping at all the irregularities. But in the rest of the changes are not followed: 125‑horsepower diesel engine capacity of 2.3 liter paired with 6-speed manual transmission excellent pulling machine.

Opportunities diesel M9 T volume of 2.3 liters and power of 125 HP is enough to Master for the eyes. The dynamics — completely. Efficiency — that is necessary.Opportunities diesel M9 T volume of 2.3 liters and power of 125 HP is enough to Master for the eyes. The dynamics — completely. Efficiency — that is necessary.

Master confidently accelerates to cruising 100-110 km/h without straining any noise or consumption — on the highway it is easy to meet 8 l/100 km and the city appetite for diesel remains in the range of 10 l/100 km. Great result!

Did not like vibrodiagnostic. Diesel at idle from the heart fills the cabin an unpleasant shiver, introducing the resonance of the plastic front panel and doors. This “tractor” nature does not fit with the city’s appearance, hardworking people. But it’s hardly the only miscalculation.

Workplace unassuming, but quite comfortable. Here only branches in the upper part of the panel is not deep enough. As an option is “off road” mode: the response to the accelerator blunted, which is useful outside the hard roads.Workplace unassuming, but quite comfortable. Here only branches in the upper part of the panel is not deep enough. As an option is “off road” mode: the response to the accelerator blunted, which is useful outside the hard roads.

The rest of the “red” — a Master of his craft with a capital letter. Looks a good alternative to the same Transit. Because the price tag does not bite for our van with a transport rings, the inner trim of the sidewalls of the cargo compartment forward bulkhead of the cockpit with glass and a bunch of other nice options please less than two million. At present worthy of the fee for modern spacious LCVs.

UNDER THE HEEL

Of course, the Renault Master is not alone in the commercial line. In addition to the van and “heels”. Replaced the once-popular Kangoo came Dokker, built on the ubiquitous platform B0. And besides the usual passenger “heels” in the range there is a version Stepway.

Unlike other representatives of the off-road line of Renault, with Stepien without increasing the clearance: it has the same 190 mm. there were only off-road kit. The base car with 82‑horsepower gasoline engine and manual transmission is worth a million fifty thousand. Petrol 90‑strong Dokker (motor sign in before restyling the Duster) puts for 1 180 000 rubles.

Conventional Kangoo has left our market, but its electric Z. E. version remains. The ability to do without races at traditional gas stations and going green will cost a pretty penny: the cheapest “Electrocable” pulled in 2.6 million rubles. Capacity — 600 kg, and the range in actual operation is 150 km away. the speaker is quite adequate for city and suburb: a 60‑horsepower electric motor propels the Kangoo Z. E. to 130 km/h.

Renault Master

Length / width / height / base 5548 / 2070 / 2736 / 3682 mmDimensions of the cargo compartment 3083 × 1765 × 2144 mmthe Volume of the cargo compartment of 11.7 m3total weight 2490 kgEngine diesel, P4, 16 valves, 2299 cm3; 92 kW/125 PS at 3,500 rpm and 310 N·m at 1500 Rev/minFuel / fuel diesel fuel / 100 liters offuel Consumption: combined cycle 8.1 l/100 kmDriveline front-wheel drive; M6

The editorial “Behind the wheel” expresses gratitude to Alexander Vetrov provided for the filming of the motorcycle.

Renault for business: test “tonic” Master

  • Commercial vehicles like no other is exposed to the risk of getting stuck off-road. In this case, loss from failure of terms of delivery can be greater than the value of the means to improve patency. Not to be redundant in the back of a variety of fastening belts.

Renault for business: test “tonic” MasterФото: George Cages

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