The fourth-generation Renault Master has landed in Europe with a whole new look meticulously optimised to improve aerodynamics by 20 percent. The French brand touts an "aerovan" design for its new fullsize van that was too big to test in the wind tunnel. Instead, prototypes built to an 83-percent scale were used to perfect the body and drastically lower CO2 emissions.
In 2023, Renault still believes in the relevance of diesel engines in the commercial segment. It's going to sell the revamped Master with four dCi units producing 103, 128, 148, and 168 bhp. These are newly developed powertrains that sip less fuel and can work with a manual gearbox or a new nine-speed automatic transmission.
Renault Master (2024)
Those looking for a greener solution can opt for a battery-electric Master with either 127 or 139 bhp. In both instances, the motors produce an instant torque of 221 lb-ft (300 Nm). The lesser of the two motors is paired with a 40-kWh battery for a WLTP range of 112 miles (180 kilometres). The more potent one draws its juice from a bigger 87-kWh pack, good for over 255 miles (410 kilometres) of range.
Another zero-emission variant will come in the form of a Master with a hydrogen fuel cell setup planned to go on sale later in the van’s life cycle. Renault says it has engineered the large van with 20 driver assistance systems, bidirectional charging, and 20 body/wheelbase configurations to choose from.