RENAULT has driven in with some tasty financial deals for LCV operators.
After selling a record number of vans in the UK last year, Renault is offering a host of contract hire rental packages that are designed to make its award-winning LCV range even more appealing to businesses who are considering new 66-plate vehicles.
With Renault LCVs in high demand by UK business users - Renault's van sales are up by over 20 per cent in the first half of 2016 - the offers encompass all of the models that have made Renault the number one LCV brand in Europe for 18 consecutive years.
Having achieved more than 200,000 sales in the UK since its launch 35 years ago and two-time consecutive winner of What Van?'s ‘Best Medium Van of the Year' in 2015 and 2016, the Renault Trafic is available with 6+23 contract hire offers on eight different versions.
Encompassing short and long wheelbase models and Business, Business+ and Sport trim levels, Renault's 6+23 contract hire offers start from £189.95 per month for the Trafic SL27 dCi 115 Business. In short wheelbase, low-roof format, this panel van features a 115hp turbodiesel engine.
For £159.95 per month, and again on a 6+23 contract hire rental, the Trafic SL27 ENERGY dCi 95 Business nine-seater is perfect for those who require a stylish vehicle to transport a number of passengers safely and comfortably. Spacious and well equipped, this Trafic benefits from the efficient ENERGY dCi 95 turbodiesel engine combined with a low roof and short wheelbase.
Customers who require even more room, or have a need for one of Renault's off the shelf conversions, can opt for a choice of two 6+35 contract hire offers on the Renault Master Panel Van or 6+35 contract hire rentals on selected Master Dropside, Tipper and Luton variants.
The 6+35 contract hire offers start from £219.95 per month, which applies to the Master MM33 dCi 110 FWD Business. Smart and versatile, this Master Panel Van comes in medium-wheelbase, medium-roof format with the powerful and well proven dCi 110 turbodiesel engine.
Offering a 650 kg payload together with a car-like drive, the Renault Kangoo is also available on a 6+35 contract hire rental.
Business users can drive away in the Kangoo ML19 dCi 75 Business for £174.95 per month, the standard-sized Kangoo panel van providing a high level of efficiency from its turbocharged, 75hp engine.
Whichever Renault LCV customers choose, they will enjoy the reassurance of the Renault 4+ warranty and Renault Assistance scheme, which provides the ultimate peace of mind for four years or 100,000 miles.
They will also benefit from the Renault Business Quality Commitment - Renault's 13-point plan that guarantees customers will receive a class-leading experience - and the business-focused expertise of the manufacturer's specialist Pro+ dealer network.
Renault van sales in the UK grew by over 20 per cent to 13,435 vehicles in the first half of 2016, significantly outpacing the van market that grew by 2.5 per cent, according to official figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.LCV market share for the first half of 2016 stood at seven per cent - up one per cent on the same period in 2015.
Renault's growth in the van market builds upon a record year for LCV sales in the UK last year, with sales up 40 per cent on 2014 to 25,458 units, and also the manufacturer being the best-selling LCV brand in Europe for the 18th consecutive year.