The Range D is Renault Truck’s lightweight truck range where the naming seems a little back to front. Why Range D and not D Range? Only Renault know the answer to that one. The model is available in a choice of two widths the normal and the ‘Range D Wide’. For the older truck buyers amongst us, the Range D wide was the Euro 5 Premium and the Range D was the Midlum. Unusually for a truck manufacturer, Renault does not make the model down to 7.5 tonnes GVW for the UK, despite replacing the Midlum that did operate at these weights. This is, no doubt, more to do with the availability of a suitable Euro 6 engine than anything else, since the cab is performing very nicely at 7.5 tonnes in the guise of the DAF LF series. Launched in 2014 in the UK for Euro 6, all trucks of this model will meet this standard. These weren’t the best sellers new, but the examples that are available on the UK market represent sales in a variety of sectors from recovery trucks to curtainsiders and specialist scaffold trucks. The most common model variant is the 280hp version, the D280.
After upgrading engines in the larger ranges, with both the DE11 and DE13 engines last November, Renault Trucks has turned its attention to the smaller-cabbed versions. This means that by 2023, the manufacturer’s new engine optimisation, a new gearbox and the Fuel Eco+ pack, the Renault Trucks D, D Wide and C 2.3 m 2023 are set to reduce fuel consumption and the associated CO2 emissions by up to 10%. The 2023 models of the Renault Trucks D Wide and C 2.3 m will be fitted with the new DE11 engine. This features patented Wave Piston technology which, by redirecting…>
The first ‘Innovation and Technology in Transport’ show finally took place at the end of June at Farnborough airport. The show had been postponed thanks to Covid pandemic, but was well worth waiting for. DAF used the show as their opportunity to get their new XG range of long distance cabs in front of the cameras and customers, whilst more truck makers attended than we can remember showing at the CV Show in a long time. The truck manufacturers stands were relatively low key – but so much the better for it – more informal and easy to wander around.…>
Roger Millett, Transport Solutions Executive at Sparks Commercial Services Ltd had a good day when, after cold calling a pallet operator with no Renault trucks on the fleet, he managed to close a deal for two new Renault Trucks. The dealer, Sparks Commercials, reputation for aftersales service helped his case, as did the falling service levels from their existing truck dealer has led to a Renault Trucks D Wide 26-tonne rigid turning up at Broughton Transport Solutions Ltd. to service increasing demand on their pallet network business. The D Wide with high-spec, rear-steering chassis was an operator-requested preference due to…>
One thing we know about electric trucks is that they are expensive. It seems that Renault have decided that longer finance terms are the way to mitigate the upfront pain so have supplied a 16-tonne D Z.E. to Warburtons on a ten-year deal. Renault Trucks Guarantees the customer that the batteries will still be good at this time. So perhaps this could be the model for all electric truck deals in the future? Warburton's Renault D Z. E. Electric is on a 10-year contract The Warburton’s Electric Renault Truck Specification The vehicle, striking in Warburtons orange livery and proudly stating…>
It’s all very well truckmakers designing and producing battery electric vehicles, but they need to actually sell a few, otherwise it’s just an exercise in R&D. It seems that Renault have got the ball rolling in the UK, despite the numbers involved not setting the world alight at this stage. Renault Trucks Range D Electric 16 Tonne Electric Bread Van Warburtons, the UK’s largest bakery brand, is introducing the first Renault Trucks D Z.E. 16t. Equipped with box body with rear side door and tail lift by PPS Commercials, this distribution model will join Warburtons secondary bread fleet carrying around…>