Renault launches T, T High C and K truck design evolution14 July 2021
Renault Trucks is upgrading its T, T High, C and K ranges in 2021, an evolution said to be the most important evolution since the total renewal of the manufacturer's ranges in 2013.
In 2021, Renault Trucks is changing the exterior design of its vehicles, adopting a more assertive style, particularly in terms of the headlights, which have been reduced in size in order to increase the painted surface of the lower body section. The new Renault Trucks T, T High and C are fitted with LED lights as standard. A new honeycomb grille completes the more modern, sleek design of the 2021 Renault Trucks. Firstly, the cab's aerodynamics have been improved around the front grille and wheel arch extensions have been added to improve airflow.
Secondly, the vehicles have been fitted with new technology to reduce fuel consumption; a 3% reduction in fuel consumption is promised. These include a new version of the Optivision predictive cruise control system and an optimised cruise control system with two selectable driving modes. 'Eco on' is the default mode and optimises fuel consumption by adjusting acceleration, gear shifting, cruise control and deceleration, whereas ‘Eco off’ allows drivers to change the driving mode. An indicator gives drivers real-time information about their driving style; the greater the number of leaves, the more economical the driving. Also, a new "Pulse and Glide" function further improves fuel consumption by maintaining the vehicle's speed around the cruise control set point (+/- 2km/h). Finally, the new Renault Trucks T and T High vehicles are fitted as standard with class A tyres, the most efficient on the market in terms of fuel economy.
Turning to maintenance, Renault Trucks has developed new technology for regularly updating the vehicle's software - at the time requested by the customer - without the need to bring it into the workshop. This new technology is part of the "Excellence Predict" maintenance offer, which enables the manufacturer to act before a malfunction occurs and thus give its customers greater peace of mind by guaranteeing continuous vehicle availability.
In practical terms, the "Excellence Predict" offer provides:
- A connected maintenance plan that is adapted to the vehicle's use
- Monitoring of the main wear components such as the battery, clutch discs and brake pads
- Real-time breakdown prevention technology for 80% of components that could lead to downtime
- Collective and collaborative work between Renault Trucks and its network, enabling proactive management of vehicle maintenance. The scheduling of grouped interventions optimises downtime.
- In addition, technicians in the Renault Trucks network are able to carry out pre-diagnosis, functionality updates and remote adjustments on vehicles. This reduces the number of visits to the workshop and optimises appointments.
Depending on usage and mileage, oil change intervals for vehicles fitted with 13-litre Euro VI engines can be extended to 150,000 km or 18 months, resulting in lower contracted maintenance costs (labour and parts), optimised maintenance schedules with fewer service stops and additional fuel savings.
Renault Trucks UK Ltd
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