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2022 Renault Trafic to get safety upgrade, but five-star rating unlikely

The Renault Trafic will finally adopt autonomous emergency braking two years from now – four years after the Toyota Hiace and Ford Transit – but the advanced tech may not elevate its crash rating from its current three-star score. Representatives for Renault Australia said the Trafic van was due to receive advanced safety aids in 2022...

Renault van range gets five-year warranty for limited time, may become permanent

Renault has added a five-year/200,000km warranty across its entire van range through to the end of August 2020 – and is aiming to make it a permanent offer beyond that deadline. The French car maker normally has three-year warranty coverage on its vans, versus five years on its SUVs – though some SUVs currently have seven-year coverage for a limited time...

Renault vans get five-year capped-price servicing to match warranty

Renault Australia has announced it will offer five-year capped-price servicing for its Kangoo, Trafic and Master vans, an increase from the three-year plans previously offered. The Kangoo small van – with its 15,000km servicing interval – is covered for 75,000km, while the larger Trafic and Master – with 30,000km intervals – are covered for 150,000km...

Mitsubishi Express details released ahead of July showroom arrival

A Mitsubishi Express van will return to Australian showrooms after a seven-year absence as a rebadged version of the Renault Trafic. It has been made possible thanks to the recent joint venture between the Japanese and French brands. Prices, warranty details, and service intervals are yet to be announced, but most other details of the 2020 Mitsubishi Express have been released ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms in July...

2015 Renault Trafic III recalled for exhaust issue, 2019 Trafic III for brake fix

NOTE: Due to an error in the recall notice, this story originally referred to the second-generation Trafic II alongside the newer Trafic III. In fact, the recall applies only to the Trafic III, as detailed in our updated article below. Two build runs of Renault's popular third-generation cargo van have been recalled this week for separate issues, impacting owners of 2015 Trafic III and 2019 Trafic III models...

2012-2013 Renault Trafic II recalled over possible steering wheel failure

Renault Australia has issued a recall of 409 of its model-year 2012 and 2013 Trafic II vans affected by a faulty steering component. Affected vehicles were sold between 24 September 2012 to 4 November 2012, 10 December 2012 to 20 January 2013, 12 April 2013 to 26 May 2013 and 6 November 2013 to 15 December 2013...

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2020 Renault Trafic automatic now on sale

Renault has finally added an automatic transmission to its big-selling Trafic van, reflecting a growing trend towards commercial buyers ditching three-pedal setups. The six-speed EDC (efficient dual-clutch) transmission is lifted from none other than the Megane RS hot hatch, which seems a counterintuitive choice...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2018 Renault Trafic recalled

Renault Australia has recalled the 2018 Trafic van, over concerns the parking brake cable isn't manufactured to specification. According to the company, the cable could make the parking brake fail. If the issue occurs, it could cause injury to the car's occupants or other road users. A total of 907 vans are affected by the issue – a VIN list is attached here...

Renault Australia: 'every model new or updated by the end of 2020'

French carmaker Renault is about to jump start its Australian operations yet again – but this time the company will be boosted by the newest model range in the industry. In the space of just 12 months Renault’s line-up will be comprised of completely new or updated models. Some will be here before the end of this year...